first_imgParis: Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to the French Riviera on Sunday for the final leg of his European tour, as France’s Emmanuel Macron looks to forge a united European front to contend with China’s global ambitions. Xi’s trip will begin in the Mediterranean city of Nice and a stop in the nearby principality of Monaco before face-to-face talks with Macron. On Monday, the two leaders head to Paris for the official state visit, marking 55 years since Charles de Gaulle broke ranks with the West to establish diplomatic relations with the Communist nation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US A series of cooperation deals on nuclear power, aerospace and clean energy initiatives, some involving lucrative contracts, are expected to be signed. But Xi’s visit poses a particular challenge for Macron, who wants to deepen EU ties with China while also pushing back against Beijing’s growing clout. Europe’s distrust of Huawei, which is poised to become the dominant player in next-generation telecom networks worldwide, is emblematic of the increasingly rocky relationship. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls “We have a lot to do together in terms of climate action, in terms of multilateralism, but we also have to defend our own interests,” Macron said in Brussels on Thursday. He has lauded the EU’s “awakening” to the challenges posed by China, which the bloc now labels a “rival” despite becoming Europe’s biggest trading partner. “The reality is that the world has changed significantly — China is not the country it once was, and we are dealing with a very major partner,” a Macron aide said ahead of Xi’s visit. On Tuesday, Macron and Xi will be joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to explore “points of convergence” ahead of an EU-China summit in Brussels next month. Xi arrives in France from Italy, which has angered its EU partners by formally joining China’s “new Silk Road” initiative for a string of maritime, rail and road connections aiming at expanding Chinese trade. Macron is expected to press his call for increased “reciprocity” regarding market access to China, in particular Beijing’s demands that foreign companies hand over vital technological know-how in order to invest in the country. “If we’re going to talk about a new Silk Road, then it must be one that goes in both directions,” Finance Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFM television on Friday. Telecom giant Huawei is another fraught issue at the centre of a dispute over the rollout of crucial 5G mobile network infrastructure. The US is pressuring European allies to not use the Huawei technology, saying it creates a security risk by potentially letting Beijing snoop on sensitive communications. Yet so far France has not ruled out using Huawei gear — and Monaco has already signed a deal with the Chinese giant to roll out a 5G network as soon as this year. Beijing has bristled at the suspicions, accusing Washington of trying to escalate President Donald Trump’s trade battle with China. “China is hoping that Europe can show more autonomy (on Huawei), which would be better for future cooperation,” said Xu Tiebing, a professor of international relations at China’s Communication University in Beijing. Despite the many sources of friction, France’s goal is to engage China as a closer partner as Washington makes a pointed withdrawal from global affairs under Trump’s “America First” policy. For example, Macron may seek more Chinese support of the French-backed G5 Sahel force fighting Islamic extremists in Western Africa. China has been investing heavily in a diplomatic offensive across Africa, promising to help build infrastructure projects as part of the new Silk Road, officially called the Belt and Road Initiative. Aides say Macron will press Xi to ensure such projects are fair and explore the participation of French companies amid allegations the deals could load African countries with unsustainable debt loads. He is also expected to urge Xi to commit to the ambitious global bid to cut carbon emissions, though analysts note that China is still building dozens of coal-burning power plants. France also plans to voice concerns about rights abuses against China’s Uighur Muslim minority, including allegations of mass internments in the restive Xinjiang province. “China talks about defending multilateralism and humanity’s common future to anyone wanting to listen, but the reality is very different,” said Emmanuel Dubois de Prisque, a China expert with the Thomas More Institute in Paris.last_img read more


The World Health Organization (WHO) said Novartis, which under a 2001 agreement provides the agency with artemether + lumefantrine, an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), at cost for supply to malaria-endemic poor countries, had reported a continued lack of raw materials needed to make the drug.Production is highly dependent on timely delivery of artemisinin, a raw material extracted from the plant Artemisia annua, and its derivative artemether by its Chinese suppliers. ACTs are currently the most effective treatment for falciparum malaria, the deadliest form, and artemether + lumefantrine is the only such drug currently available in fixed-dose form with the two drugs are combined in a single tablet.Forty countries, 20 of them in Africa, have officially adopted ACTs since 2001. Twenty have adopted artemether + lumefantrine as their first or second-line treatment.Last month, WHO announced the shortfall of the drug, produced under the trade-name Coartem®, just for the November-March period, but today it said Novartis had told it that despite investment and rapid scale-up to meet growing needs, it could not reach full production of 5 million treatment courses per month due to the lack of raw material.The company said it had secured artemisinin derivatives in quantities sufficient to produce approximately 60 million average treatments but because most deliveries will occur in the second half of the year, only about 30 million will be produced in 2005, half of them during the last quarter. WHO is providing technical assistance to countries facing the consequences of the shortage, while informing each country that has placed an order about availability and delivery schedules. read more


BALI, Indonesia – Soured ties between China and Japan bubbled beneath the surface of a regional summit after Beijing was announced as the host of next year’s meeting, putting renewed focus on the testy relationship between the two Asian powers.The official agenda for the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering is mainly about forging a consensus on freer trade, but in speeches and meetings, territorial tangles between China and most of its neighbours were a constant subtext.The APEC summit, held this year on the Indonesia resort island of Bali, gave regional leaders a chance to talk through issues in formal and informal settings. The grouping of nations and territories includes over 3 billion people and more than the half the world economy, ranging from tiny Brunei to powerhouses such as China, Japan and the U.S.“The close collaboration will result in a win-win situation, especially at a time when the world economy has yet to fully recover,” said Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, concluding the summit Tuesday.Most of APEC’s final declaration was a reiteration of longstanding goals. Yudhoyono said one new initiative was to consider threats to food, water and energy security from a “holistic” point of view, encompassing population growth and climate change. Leaders of the dozen countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a U.S.-led free trade initiative, were due to issue a statement later Tuesday.Much of the work at the summit was done in meetings on the sidelines, though that did not include any progress on a stalemate between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea.Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the door is open to dialogue, but Tokyo is steadfastly refusing to discuss the conflicting claims over the uninhabited islands called the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyus in China. With the two sides so far apart, the closest the two leaders may have gotten to speaking at APEC was a brief handshake.China will host APEC’s annual summit next year and many preliminary meetings before that. The recent souring of ties, which flared into anti-Japanese riots last year, prompted top Beijing officials to stay away from an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Tokyo in 2012.Japanese officials said they did not anticipate any problems with the APEC meeting in Beijing. But they were more forthcoming when asked about Chinese criticism of defence collaboration between Japan, Australia and the U.S.“These three countries are not only bound by treaties, but these countries value openness and rules-based structures,” said Tomohiko Taniguchi, a councillor in Abe’s Cabinet. “We have to team up together to preserve the freedom of movement of goods in these public spaces.”Territorial disputes between Southeast Asia and China that centre on Beijing’s vast claims to the South China Sea were also under discussion.The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations hope to agree a common policy in handling territorial disputes, an aim backed by Japan. Beijing, in principle committed to it, says it is not in a hurry to quickly conclude the talks.Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, speaking to Filipino journalists Monday evening, said there was some progress in talks between ASEAN and China toward drafting a code of conduct to govern how the parties solve territorial disputes.“I am not saying that the signing of the Code of Conduct is near,” Aquino said. “But to convince everyone to talk about — and it is really being discussed — I think is progress in finding a solution to the rift over sovereignty.”He said that after being on the backburner for 10 years, “the issue is now at the forefront of everyone’s thinking.”As many in the region worry over mishaps that could trigger further conflict, both China and Japan sought in Bali to reassure their neighbours over their peaceful intentions — Japan because of its wartime past, China because of its growing assertiveness as a rising economic and military power.Meetings between Abe and his Vietnamese and Indonesian counterparts touched on their disputes with China over islands and waters in the South China Sea, said Kuni Sato, press secretary at the Japanese Foreign Ministry.“Both sides said it was important to have dialogue on issues to be resolved, including the Law of the Sea,” Sato said Abe told Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.The issue also arose in Abe’s meeting with Indonesia’s president, she said.Many of the leaders gathered in Bali will go straight to Brunei for the annual ASEAN summit, where the same issues could take on an even higher profile.Abe, who has been exasperated by Chinese incursions into waters near the Senkakus, told business leaders Monday that Japan is “aspiring to become a pro-active contributor to stability and security in the world as a country that observes international norms.” Describing APEC as a family of harmony, Xi told the same group “China is ready to live in amity with others.”President Barack Obama’s absence from the APEC summit due to the impasse with Congress over the budget was a letdown for other leaders.Secretary of State John Kerry sought to fill the Obama vacuum by saying nothing will shake America’s commitment to Asia and that the government shutdown in Washington will soon be over and forgotten.___Associated Press writers Hrvoje Hranjski in Manila, Philippines and Niniek Karmini, Stephen Wright and Margie Mason in Bali, Indonesia contributed. 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first_img 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. The IFS report warns that 16-18 education has been “the biggest loser from education spending changes over the last 25 years”.”It experienced larger cuts in the 1990s than other sectors, smaller increases during the 2000s and is currently experiencing the largest cuts,” it says. “This long-term squeeze in resources is a major challenge for the sector as a whole.”FE spending per student was 45 percent higher than secondary school spending in 1990, and will be around 10 percent lower in 2019/20.Luke Sibieta, one of the report authors and an IFS associate director, said: “Over the next few years, both further education and schools are due to experience cuts. For schools, this comes on the back of very significant increases over the last few decades.”For FE, this comes on the back of tight funding settlements for decades that will leave spending per student the same in 2020 as it was in 1990. The lack of priority given to FE by successive governments in spending settlements does not seem sustainable.”A Department for Education spokesman said: “School funding is now at its highest level on record at more than £40 billion in 2016-17 and the IFS has shown that by 2020 per pupil spending in schools is set to be at least 70% higher in real terms than it was in 1990.”We are transforming post-16 education and investing £7 billion to ensure there is a place in education or training for every 16 to 19-year-old who wants one.” Schools are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading think tank has said.Spending per pupil is set to fall by 6.5 percent by 2019/20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), although it added that school funding has been well protected over the last two decades.Instead it is sixth-formers who are facing a continuing squeeze on budgets, with spending per further education (FE) student falling by 6.7 percent between 2010/11 2015/16 and a further drop of 6.5 percent expected over the next few years.It means that funding for 16-18-year-olds is no higher than it was almost 30 years ago.center_img The IFS study examines education spending for different age groups – from early years to universities – over a number of years.It shows that the biggest spending increases over the last 20 years have been on schoolchildren in England, with £4,900 currently spent on each primary school pupil £6,300 spent per secondary student. In both cases this is around double, in real terms, the amount spent in the mid-1990s.But the report shows that school spending is now falling, and will drop by 6.5% over the course of this Parliament.”This will be the first time schools have seen real-terms cuts in spending per pupil since the mid-1990s”, it says.The IFS also says that protections for school budgets over the last parliament mean that spending per pupil will still be similar to 2010 levels,It also notes that the introduction of the national funding formula, which will redistribute money to schools in a way that ministers say will be fairer, is the “largest shake-up in school funding in England for at least 25 years”.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Born and raised in South Australia, musician and bouzouki player Con Dalagiorgos has officially opened the first bouzouki school in Australia, hoping to share his knowledge, experience and passion for Greek music.I want my students to go back to Greece and know how to play the bouzouki“The idea to set up a school and teach bouzouki was playing in my mind for a while but it wasn’t until last year that I decided to set up a proper bouzouki school where people of all ages can come and learn how to play what I consider to be the most iconic musical instrument of our ancestors,” Dalagiorgos tells Neos Kosmos. So far the idea has been well received and the school already has 25 students studying music theory, history of Greek music and, of course, practical bouzouki playing.“Our youngest student is an eight-year-old boy and the eldest member of our team is a 61-year-old man. The school is now open and we welcome anyone who has a real passion and willingness to dedicate their time in learning not only how to play a musical instrument, but to immerse themselves in the history of Greek music as well as the life and work of some of the most iconic representatives of Greek music who left us an indisputably valuable cultural and musical heritage in the past few decades,” says Dalagiorgos whose family originates from Kozani and the island of Kalymnos.According to the 54-year-old artist, his love for this particular music instrument started at the age of five and he has dedicated his life to it, playing with his band and keeping the musical heritage alive. “I saw my friend playing one day and I immediately thought to myself ‘this is what I want to do’. “I haven’t looked back since and to this day I still enjoy performing but, when I come across young children who have a passion to learn and ask to watch YouTube videos of old rembetes playing the bouzouki, I feel so blessed and hopeful that I can finally introduce the instrument and share my very own love for Greek music with my students,” says Dalagiorgos who, with music teacher and performer Tsambika De George, is working tirelessly towards one common goal: to keep Greek music alive.“There are a few events that we have been invited to perform at, starting with the Odyssey Festival, presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia this month. “The bouzouki is an institution for our heritage and as musicians and Greek Australians we ought to do everything in our power to keep the sound alive for the generations to come. We owe it to our children, we owe it to the Greek iconic musicians of that era, and most importantly we owe it to Greece. “At our school, students are introduced to the prominent Greek musicians of the past, they learn the history of Greek music and above all, they learn how to perform like Greeks; how to engage and develop rapport with the crowd so that they can all enjoy and have a good time. “Above all, students learn how to spread kefi and play from their hearts,” he concludes.For more information and enquiries, visit facebook.com/Con-Dalagiorgos-School-of-Music or call 0411 185 166.last_img read more


first_imgDes codes-barres génétiques pour ‘trier’ les espèces menacées de grenouillesPubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Molecular Ecology Resources, des chercheurs de la Smithsonian Institution utilisent des marqueurs génétiques pour distinguer les différentes espèces – très ressemblantes – de grenouilles détenues dans un centre de sauvegarde et de reproduction des amphibiens menacés, afin d’éviter les hybridations.Les chercheurs du Projet de sauvetage des amphibiens de la Smithsonian Institution élèvent, dans le Centre de conservation d’El Valle, à Panama, pas moins de 11 espèces locales de grenouilles qu’ils espèrent sauver du parasite Batrachochytrium dendrobatidise, qui a déjà décimé des populations d’amphibiens dans le monde entier. Pour cela, ils y mènent un programme de reproduction en vue de réintroduire les amphibiens en milieu naturel. Mais gare aux bévues : ces espèces sont souvent très semblables et difficiles à distinguer.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Si nous choisissons accidentellement pour les faire se reproduire des grenouilles qui ne sont pas de la même espèce, nous risquons d’échouer ou de créer des animaux hybrides mal adaptés à l’environnement d’origine de leurs parents”, explique Andrew J. Crawford, du Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute de Panama. Pour éviter de réaliser ce genre d’erreurs, ce scientifique et ses collègues utilisent une technique originale basée sur la génétique : le “code-barre ADN”.Il s’agit de prélever, à l’aide d’un coton-tige, des échantillons de cellules de peau sur ces animaux, puis d’en séquencer les gènes, ce qui permet d’identifier sans ambigüité les différentes espèces – et de constater combien elles sont liées. Pour faire reproduire les grenouilles, il suffit alors de consulter les résultats obtenus et de s’appliquer à bien choisir deux animaux de la même espèce. Ces nouvelles connaissances sur la génétique des grenouilles contribuent à sauver de l’extinction ces amphibiens, un projet auquel collaborent notamment le Zoo de Houston, le Smithsonian National Zoological Park et le Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Le 13 janvier 2013 à 16:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Related Items:Fire, grand turk, HJ robinson high school, Pdm Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jan 2016 – Today, January 28, 2016, we have been shocked and saddened by the news of a fire at HJ Robinson, the only high school in the nations capital. While we wish to express our deep sadness of this unfortunate and tragic development, we wish to comfort the many students and families who have been also deeply impacted by this act of apparent arson. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you as you strive to educate and equip yourself and face the challenges of coping with this new reality.The many photographs circulating this morning on social media paint a vivid picture of the difficulties you face in the coming years. The Leader of the Opposition has been briefed by party officials including Hon. Edwin Astwood and Hon. Derek Taylor who are both on the ground and at the scene and is today, through this release, calling on Government to quickly resolve a budget to take to the house of assembly in an emergency session to meet the needs of the people of Grand Turk including the rebuilding of HJ Robinson and properly funding a long called for and overdue domestic fire tender.We understand that the fire affected flights since fire trucks and personnel that service the Jags McCartney International airport were directed to address this emergency. We wish to thank the service men, fortis and volunteers who have so tirelessly given of their time and labor to confront this fire and stem it from causing increased damage to the school. The people of Grand Turk and the Turks and Caicos Islands are a resilient, hard working, hopeful people and we have overcome many great odds and adversity to emerge victorious and enjoy what we know as our country today. We say that no weapon formed against our nation will prosper. And no act, however originated will dampen the spirit or the will of our people. We will rise from the ashes and build again; we will persevere and win in the face of difficulty and overwhelming odds. We are strong and will emerge stronger from this setback.last_img read more


first_imgCORCORAN, Calif. — A California prison panel denied parole Wednesday to mass murderer Charles Manson in his 12th and possibly final bid for freedom.Manson, now a gray-bearded 77-year-old, did not attend the hearing.He orchestrated a series of gruesome murders on consecutive nights in Los Angeles more than 40 years ago. His trial with three women acolytes was an international spectacle.Manson and his followers were convicted in the 1969 slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four others.“I’m done with him,” Debra Tate, the sister of the actress, said after the hearing.For four decades, Debra Tate has traveled to whatever rural California prison has held the notorious cult leader and his band of murderous followers for hearings she said are too numerous to count. “I’ve tried to take this thing that I do, that has become my lot in life, and make it have purpose,” the 59-year-old Tate, who was 17 in August 1969, when Manson sent his minions across L.A. on two nights of terror, said Tuesday. “I’ve been doing it for Sharon and the other victims of him for the last 40 years.” The board ruled that Manson had shown no efforts to rehabilitate himself.“This panel can find nothing good as far as suitability factors go,” said John Peck, a member of the panel.The parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison in Central California, Manson’s 12th, could be the last one for the aging mass murderer. Under current law, inmates can be denied the chance to reapply for parole for up to 15 years. The latest rejection could make Manson 92 before he would get another opportunity to make his case. “At his age, I think he doesn’t care,” Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira has said. “He would be lost if he got out. He’s completely institutionalized.”last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The below announcement is from the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee:Have fun and support the Billerica, Tewksbury, and Wilmington Democratic Town Committees at our annual fundraiser, hosted by comedian, political satirist, and 2018 candidate for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, Jimmy Tingle on Saturday, October 5.The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. sharp. Jimmy Tingle will take the stage and perform bits of his show, “Jimmy Tingle’s 20/20 Vision.” As the nation looks ahead to the upcoming presidential campaign of 2020, Tingle will entertain, enlighten and challenge the audience to move beyond the current politics of presidential tweets, sound bites, and the nightly news cycle and into the realm of long-term thinking and life affirming possibility.The event will also include a live auction, cash and check only. There is a cash bar and light snacks will be provided. Attendees can bring their own food to the event, but no drinks are allowed due to the cash bar.Tickets will be available at the door for $35.00 each. All proceeds will be divided evenly by all three Democratic Town Committees.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Explain Why They’re Endorsing Markey Despite Likely Kennedy PrimaryIn “Government”Local, State & Federal Officials Speak At Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Breakfast (with PHOTOS)In “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”last_img read more


first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. 0 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Apple iPhone XS Tags As long as we’re throwing around cool space terms, here’s another one: “blue stragglers.” These stars are bluer and more luminous than their brethren. They look younger than their neighbors, but they’re really more like vampires. ESA reported in 2009 that blue stragglers may form by siphoning fresh hydrogen from more massive star companions. “The new fuel supply allows the smaller star to heat up, growing bluer and hotter — behaving like a star at an earlier stage in its evolution,” ESA said. You can spot a bunch of these glowing blue freeloaders in the Messier 3 Hubble image.Hubble has been on a roll with space clusters. Check out the telescope’s view of an “open cluster” called the Wild Duck Cluster. It’s a very different look from Messier 3, but also gorgeous in its own right. Sprint $59 at eBay I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Tags Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Hubble space telescope goes on cosmic duck hunt, shoots a cluster Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary $6 at Tidal JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. 7 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET See it $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Google Home Hub review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Boost Mobile Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Messier 3 shines in this Hubble Space Telescope image. ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Piotto et al. The term “globular cluster” doesn’t invoke visions of beauty all on its own, but the actual objects out in space are some of the most stunning the Hubble Space Telescope has ever laid eyes on. The European Space Agency described the Messier 3 globular cluster, the subject of a newly released Hubble view, as “one of the most beautiful of them all.” It’s 8 billion years old and contains half a million stars. Globular clusters are spherical collections of stars. Messier 3 is a bit unusual, though. It’s packed with a whole bunch of variable stars, ones that change in brightness over time. Scientists have spotted 274 of these twinklers in Messier 3.  Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $999 $155 at Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Turo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazon Share your voice See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET 13 Photos See It Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The Cheapskate Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. 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first_imgFor the longest time, a common notion regarding the Elder Scrolls series is that it was a single player MMO. It had all the makings of an MMO — exploration, character customization, a big open world, sprawling landscapes and intricate cities — except it didn’t have the multiplayer aspect.When ZeniMax, parent company to Bethesda, announced Elder Scrolls Online, it would seem that the aforementioned common notion held by players was also held by the developers — that Elder Scrolls can make a decent MMO. As information regarding the MMO slowly leaks, one of the more disappointing details was that the series’ staple first-person mode was going to be very limited. Now, mercifully, ZeniMax has shown that the once-limited first-person mode will be fully-fledged.For the uninitiated, the Elder Scrolls games mainly operate in first-person mode. The more recent entries, Oblivion and Skyrim, allow players to jump into third-person mode, but it is noticeably something of an afterthought, as it is difficult to know when to swing a weapon and when to block incoming blows. The limited first-person mode in ESO reportedly didn’t feature combat capability, which is a fairly large portion of Elder Scrolls gameplay.However, ZeniMax showed off a video of the game being played fully in first-person mode, satiating longtime Elder Scrolls fans. Reportedly, the footage looked quite similar to the more recent entries in the series, Oblivion and Skyrim, and first-person mode will surely help keep the Elder Scrolls feel. The first-person mode is currently playable, and in testing.The game is set to release sometime this year, and ZeniMax also confirmed that it will release on Mac on day one — something that Mac users still aren’t used to regarding MMO releases.last_img read more


first_imgMy parents fight over everything. I’m in 8th standard and feel like running away at times. Is there something I can do to sort it out?Neha, HaryanaWhy don’t you express your mind to your parents? May be you can write a letter or mail them. I can understand how difficult it is. But, you have to stay put till you grow up and move out. Tell them exactly the pain, the agony and explain clearly. Sometimes we are blind and have to be told directly. Wish you good luck dear! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’My uncle (my father’s brother-in-law) has a habit of touching me at every opportunity. He tries to be over friendly and cracks sleazy jokes! This truly irritates me! How can I stop him?Devika, New DelhiTell him – STOP! If politeness doesn’t work, be rude and be firm. Whenever possible, avoid him completely. Just vanish when he’s around. Otherwise, just warn him that you will tell your family about his acts. This should be sufficient for him to understand and behave sanely. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy husband gets violent during sex. We are married for 5 months and he has hit me a number of times, he bites and I have bruises all over. He says he finds pleasure that way. Is this normal?Name withheld, New DelhiHe believes in masochism — deriving sexual gratification from being physically or emotionally abusive. Your husband is a sadist too! Well, many couples do enjoy this kind of a sexual fantasy. But, it seems you are not comfortable at all. I suggest, you be firm and tell your husband that you don’t like it. Hope he understands you soon and making love becomes enjoyable for you. My son is 19 years old. I have got to know from his friend that he’s involved in a relation with a 36-year-old divorced woman. We are shattered! Please advise!Mrs. Mehta, NoidaPlease have a friendly chat with him. Not as a mother but as a friend. Understand his reasons for being involved with someone who is that many years older and a divorcee as well. The relationship that the two share could be pure friendship and may be you are reading too deep into it. Most of the times what we hear is half or no truth. Don’t worry too much yet, be there with him. He surely needs a good companion and sometimes sheer loneliness make us walk lanes that we otherwise would have avoided.My wife is too religious. Almost 15 days a month she sleeps separately and gives the excuse of her ‘guru’ for not having sex with me! We are married for two years and this is affecting my sex life badly. What to do?Animesh, ManaliThis is really sad! Just tell your wife that her guru and she are forcing you to look for fun outside marriage! She needs to understand you and maybe she is not realising what she is losing by being unreasonably ‘religious’! No woman would want her husband to look for physical pleasure outside, hence I hope she will change her life to accommodate your happiness as well.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more


first_img 2 min read Everyone knows that water and electronics don’t mix, expensive iPhones, iPads and MacBooks included, but a new patent filing suggests that Apple wants to change that.The tech titan has applied for a U.S. patent that reveals that it’s proactively looking into how to make several of its products resistant to moisture, the electronics kiss of death. And it’s about time. Several rival smartphone and tablet makers, including Samsung and Sony, already offer water-resistant competing products.   Related: Apple Overtakes Samsung as the World’s No. 1 Smartphone SellerApple’s patent application, published today and first reported on by Apple Insider, details designs that would seal internal “water sensitive” components off with a hydrophobic coating. The ultra-thin encasement (potentially between 1 and 10 microns thick) could be directly applied to particular parts, like the fully assembled printed circuit board (PCB), via plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition. Translation: The waterproofing magic would be sprayed on as a vapor and turn solid upon drying.The goal is straightforward: to create a shield that would stop short circuits that can wreak havoc when high voltage components go for a dip or get splattered. However, some key components would still be left unprotected from moisture, including board-to-board connectors.Related: 4 Ways Samsung Says It Will Destroy Apple’s iPhone 6Meanwhile, the hotly-anticipated Apple Watch, the focus of an exclusive Apple powwow in San Francisco next Monday, appears to be more water-resistant than its smartphone, tablet and laptop cousins. The sporty wristlet is apparently so splash-happy that CEO Tim Cook recently boasted that it could be donned in the shower, also reports Apple Insider.    Don’t get too excited for water-resistant Apple goodies other than that pretty watch just yet, though. As we’ve said before, simply because a patent for something is filed doesn’t necessarily mean that the subject of the patent will become a reality anytime soon. This writer is crossing her fingers that this one does, though, and soon, having dunked two iPhones in certain water-filled pots in the recent past. Surely some of you can relate.   Related: Apple’s iPhone: Designed in California But Manufactured Fast All Around the World (Infographic) Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals March 5, 2015center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more


first_imgThe Specials platform will showcase digitised catalogues – similar to the hugely popular inserts in local newspapers – enabling readers for the first time to hunt online locally  for the specials in their areas before hitting the malls to do their weekly shopping.“By adding digital platforms like Homes, Biz & Specials to our sites we plan to make local search an effortless and enjoyable experience community by community,” says Sturgeon.  “We are confident adding these portals will usher in a new Digital Age in communities we serve.”You can go to any of our local community website now to find whatever you may be looking for. ladysmithgazette.co.za DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! SaveSave WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite For the last 30 years Caxton Local Media has delivered local news to your doorstep weekly in print and more recently daily online.   Now, whilst continuing to deliver over a million newspapers door to door across South Africa  every week, exciting new advertising platforms are to be added to our online offering for the benefit of both advertisers and readers.Research shows that around the country communities place a premium on hyper-local content because it affects them specifically and catering for that need has always uniquely been Caxton’s niche and focus.Our website already generate over 630 000 news page views per month.  The new advertising platforms will in addition enable search online for goods and services available locally – be it homes, cars or specials from the retailers just down the road.Caxton Local Media CEO, Bruce Sturgeon says, “We have embarked on a major digital venture to create unique local search options across a wide variety of platforms from cars to dating for each of the communities we serve. The first platforms to be launched are Homes, Biz (business listings) and Specials (catalogues) but more will be rolled out in the next 12 months”.The Homes platform is tailor-made to fit local consumers’ local property needs whether they be renting, selling or buying.  In addition the platform will provide essential tools to calculate affordability and monthly repayments.The mobile-friendly Biz platform will be a boon for both business owners and seekers allowing the former to target just their target markets and the latter to search just for relevant businesses where they live.last_img read more


first_img Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more September 13, 2016 — DICOM Grid, makers of a cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced it is changing its name to Ambra Health and has secured an additional $6M in funding, led by venture firm Canaan Partners, to bring total funding to $39M.  Ambra plans to use the new funds to ramp up sales and marketing efforts and accelerate product development.To that end, Ambra added Ed Marshall as chief product officer and launched Think RADical, an advisory series of in-person and online events designed to help healthcare leaders drive innovation in medical imaging to transform patient care.The name change, new brand and funding reflects the dynamic growth of Ambra Health to date.  Ambra’s accomplishments in 2016 included repeating its win of the KLAS award for best medical image exchange vendor for the second year in a row. It also added marquee healthcare providers to its customer-base such as Stanford Children’s Health, Weill Cornell, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Jefferson Radiology, New England Baptist Hospital and CareWell Urgent Care.Ambra Health also added Ed Marshall as Chief Product Officer. Before Ambra, Ed held roles as SVP and GM of the Services Industry business unit at NetSuite, as well as VP Sales and Marketing for OpenAir, which was acquired by NetSuite. Prior to NetSuite and OpenAir, Ed was a management consultant at Bain & Company, and an engineer at General Electric.Finally, to help guide healthcare leaders through their medical image management strategy and make sense of the top trends in digital health technology, Ambra launched Think RADical, an advisory series of online and in-person events focused on driving innovation in medical imaging. The first Think RADical event will take place on Sept. 29, 2016 in New York City at the Four Seasons Hotel. The speaker lineup will feature physician leaders from New York Presbyterian, Weill Cornell, Mount Sinai Health System, University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the Advisory Board Company, as well as the healthcare practice of venture firm, Canaan Partners. Core topics to be covered include perspectives on the future of radiology as it breaks out of the “dark room”, commercializing innovation in healthcare and interoperability across health networks.For more information: www.ambrahealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | September 13, 2016 DICOM Grid is Now Ambra Health Cloud medical image management leader secures additional $6M in venture funding, launches Think RADical advisory series, adds chief product officerlast_img read more


first_imgA 50-year-old man from Nicosia was sentenced on Thursday to seven years in prison for each of the 68 charges he was found guilty of concerning the sexual exploitation of his stepdaughter.The sentences will run concurrently.The offences took place between 2008 and 2013 when the child was between 10 and 15 and the defendant 40 and 45. He faced similar charges for 2014 but was acquitted due to doubt.The offences against the girl took place at home when the mother was not in the house, usually when she was at work, and were carried out in an atmosphere of fear and threats, the court said.The victim, the court said, found the courage to break her silence and tell her mother what she had been through in 2016, at the age of 18, after her mother had divorced the defendant and they had moved to another house.The young woman said the only reason she decided to speak up was out of fear that her little sister, who is now eight and is the biological child of the defendant, might go through the same.Such was the girl’s despair at the time, the court said, that the age of 12 she slit her wrists, not to commit suicide but to make the defendant feel sorry for her and stop abusing her.“Instead, the defendant, from the very next year, upgraded the sexual exploitation,” the court said.“It is impossible for a third observer to feel what the child was going through, trapped for years in a house, knowing that whenever her mother was missing she was prey to the sexual desires of the accused,” it said. All this, it added, led to the victim losing any sense of self-esteem and self-respect. The girl had told court during the hearing process that she was disgusted by herself.The Nicosia criminal court sentenced the man to seven years in prison for each of the 68 charges he was found guilty of. The decision of the court was not unanimous, as two judges ruled he was guilty while the chairman of the court, Leonidas Kalogirou, said he found the accused not guilty.The court also took into account, that “the accused did not show any remorse for his despicable acts by refusing to admit to committing the offenses until the end.”This, court said, had led to the victim to experience again during the hearing the painful incidents “that constitute the total criminal behaviour of the accused”.You May LikePetGentleHow to Stop Dog Barking in Seconds?PetGentleUndoRefinance24x7California: 7 Surprising Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskRefinance24x7UndoHealthCentralRheumatoid Arthritis Smoothie RecipiesHealthCentralUndo Heroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoLicences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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Due to the emergency situation which existed at the time,for some things Just as a loss of religion has made me more accepting of others I am getting better at accepting myself with certain caveats I do not let myself off the hook for things I consider unhealthy or unkind or inconsiderate of others There are good non-religious reasons to work to eliminate those kinds of behaviors in life I will not for example let myself off the hook for being dishonest toward people nor will I excuse substandard work in my professional life But there are quite a few things which my religion taught me I should feel guilty about and I dont have to shoulder that anymore This brings an improved quality of life I will not consider it wicked for example to have "thought crimes" such as wanting something I dont have or savoring the attractiveness of another person Religion puts many layers of guilt on us for things which are perfectly natural and the resulting manipulation is powerful But Im done with that now The self-loathing and guilt my religion taught me was in retrospect incredibly unhealthy It takes time to unlearn the negative self-talk But once youve made some progress in letting that go you can become a much happier person 5 I give credit where credit is due both to others and to myself Like the preceding two I think this makes me a healthier person than before If someone does something good I do not thank God for it I thank the person who actually did it They deserve credit for the things that they do Doctors for example must get really tired of hearing people give God credit when their surgical/medical skills and learning are what saved a persons life My daily life isnt so dramatic as that mind you but its analogous The other side of this is that when I do something right I allow myself to take credit for it This thanks to my evangelical upbringing is much harder to do I found that the Christian faith discouraged me from acknowledging positive things about myself so that I ended up with a terrible self image I still suffer from that because I learned self-loathing so very well But its getting better little by little I had to leave the Christian faith for that to happen 6 Getting Sunday mornings back Of course it extends beyond that once you consider how much of a persons life can be spent investing in things like prayer worship Bible study witnessing/growing membership or attending conferences which teach you how to do all these things more effectively After you give those things up you realize just how much of your life you get back I never resented my religion for the amount of my time and effort it took up I enjoyed it at the time because I believed all of it was pleasing to God and thats all I wanted in life But now that Ive "given up the ghost" so to speak I see that there are so many other valuable things toward which I could be devoting my time and energy 7 Better health I realize good health and spiritual commitment dont have to be mutually exclusive but for me personally a shift in beliefs brought a shift in priorities such that my physical health became more important to me Now I feel better than Ive ever felt in my life and this significantly affects the quality of my life Just yesterday I ran another one of those mud runs with some friends in another state and I had a blast I hope to write a few thoughts and observations about that soon 8 Better sex You wouldnt believe how much more you can enjoy sex once you let go of the subtle (or often not-so-subtle) body shame that accompanies religious devotion I know a number of couples who once were devout Christians and now are both non-believers and almost without exception they have reported an improvement in their sex lives Its not that religion always directly shames people for their desires and their pleasures But the Christian faith in particular teaches you never to be totally at home in your own body It talks as if you belong somewhere else and this just isnt compatible with fully embracing your own physical existence the way that really good sex requires 9 Friends who are more fun And the parties are way better Even simple conversation is more entertaining honestly I know this may sound petty but Im just telling you what my experience is When group A is dominated by a long list of things youre not supposed to say think or feel and group B doesnt have that list you can guess which group is gonna be more fun to be with And again I find it easier now to be friends with a wider range of people 10 More realistic expectations about life I no longer believe that I am special or that a ubiquitous all-powerful paternal figure is orchestrating events around me for my benefit (or for the benefit of anything or anyone really) So I act accordingly And I find that I dont get let down by things not going "the way they were supposed to" I take responsibility for those things I can control and I dont look for a savior to come and rescue me Again I think I am a better person for it 11 A greater appreciation for the preciousness of life Once you realize this life is the only one youre gonna get you learn to appreciate each day in a way you never could when you believed there would be trillions more in your future I found that a belief in eternity only lowered my evaluation of daily life and it cheapened life in a way But once you realize this one short life is all youre going to get you will find it easier to throw yourself into what you do knowing that you need to make the most of it that you can You wont minimize the suffering of others (or of yourself) by saying that life will get better after you die You might even be more motivated to be an agent of change in the world once you realize someones not going to come in and magically reboot the whole thing one day Its up to us to make the most of our one life that we can and I find that a disbelief in the supernatural has helped me to do that What things could you add to this list How has leaving your religion benefited your life Id like to know Neil Carter is a blogger teacher father of five and former evangelical Christian who now writes on skepticism and life in the Deep South Read more from Patheos: Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsJared Kushner has a lower approval rating than President Donald Trump special counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey according to a new poll The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday found that just 17% of respondents had a very or somewhat positive view of Kushner Trump’s son-in-law and his senior adviser While about a quarter of respondents said they felt neutral (24%) about Kushner or didn’t know his name and weren’t sure (28%) about a third of respondents (31%) said they had a negative view of 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