Entrepreneurs Forum Introduces Program for New Immigrants

first_imgNewcomers to Nova Scotia who want to start a business here now have a program to help them. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum today, May 29, launched its Business Advisory Service Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs. The mentoring program offers newcomers business advice from experienced business people who can help them overcome business challenges. Advisors will help immigrants develop their business plan so that they can start their business in Nova Scotia. They also help immigrant entrepreneurs develop networks within the business community, increase knowledge of the local business environment and of the resources available to them. The service is available at no cost. “The forum’s new mentoring program is a solid step forward in helping newcomers succeed in Nova Scotia, and builds on existing programs within the community,” said Immigration Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “When new immigrants succeed here, they stay here, and help to grow our economy and diversify our communities.” The Business Advisory Service Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs is supported by the Office of Immigration, which provided $32,000 in funding. “This program is a natural extension of the advisory services we provide to new and existing business owners,” said David McNamara, president of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum. “Our network of advisors provides entrepreneurs with solid expertise in finance, law, accounting and beyond. Newcomers face unique challenges in setting up a business, and this program, led by a successful immigrant entrepreneur, will help them overcome issues.” The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is a non-profit organization, comprised of senior volunteer business people from a variety of industries and backgrounds, who are dedicated to providing strategic and confidential business advice to new and existing entrepreneurs.last_img read more

Certain cauliflower red and green lettuce recalled due to Ecoli

first_imgThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling certain types of cauliflower, red and green leaf lettuce due to possible E-coli contamination.The products were imported by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. and were sold to consumers, retailers and restaurants in several provinces including Ontario and Quebec.The CFIA is recommending that the recalled products be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.The recall was triggered by a recall in the United States resulting in an investigation into an outbreak of E-coli linked to the consumption of romaine lettuce.Food contaminated with E-coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. So far, the CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.last_img read more

The future took its time coming for Oscarnominated Arrival director Denis Villeneuve

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Villeneuve, Hollywood’s most in-demand Canadian director of recent times, has also signed on to direct a big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, hoping to succeed where David Lynch’s 1984 film failed. But Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker as E.T.-probing Earthlings, is very much on his mind at the moment.“The buzz for the movie is quite strong here,” says the usually self-effacing Villeneuve, 49, who hopes to win in at least the technical categories. (His only disappointment is the lack of a nomination for Adams, whom he calls “the soul of the movie.”) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Right about now, Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve could use the future-predicting abilities of the heptapods, the squidlike space aliens in his acclaimed sci-fi movie Arrival.As anyone would be in his position, he’s eager to know what will happen on Feb. 26, when the film is up for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. “Unfortunately, (the aliens) didn’t give me any tips about what will happen in the future, so I don’t know yet!” the affable Montrealer says from Los Angeles.There, besides doing the Oscar rounds for Arrival, he’s deep in post-production on Blade Runner 2049, the blockbuster sci-fi sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford he’s preparing for an October release. Twitterlast_img read more

43 candidates file nominations for 2nd phase of LS polls in Rajasthan

first_imgJaipur: A total of 43 candidates, including Union minister Rajyavardan Singh Rathore, filed their nomination papers Tuesday for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan, officials said. As per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Rajasthan, the candidates filed nominations in 12 Lok Sabha constituencies. The first phase of election for 13 seats in the state will be held on April 29 while in the second phase, 12 seats go to polls on May 6. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Among those who filed their nomination papers Tuesday include BJP’s sitting MP from Jaipur rural, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sumedhanand Saraswati from Sikar and Rahul Kaswan from Churu besides Sheopat Ram of the CPI (M) from Bikaner and Congress’s Jyoti Mirdha from Nagaur. The nomination process for the second phase began in the state on Wednesday. The last date for filing nominations for the second phase is April 18. The papers will be scrutinised on April 20 and names can be withdrawn until April 22. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The 12 Lok Sabha constituencies covered in this phase are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur Urban, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur. A total of over 2.30 crore voters will be able to exercise their franchise at 23,783 polling stations in these constituencies. For the first phase, filing nominations for 13 Lok Sabha seats, which go to polls on April 29, has already been completed .last_img read more

Philippines UN relief official concerned over plight of displaced in Mindanao

“I am deeply concerned by the impact of cycles of displacement, particularly those caused by armed confrontations between Government forces and armed groups, and clan fighting,” Catherine Bragg, the Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs told reporters in Manila, the capital, before concluding her five-day visit to the country.“I call on all parties to conflict to spare people from the effects of violence. The rights of the displaced, and others affected by conflict, must be respected,” said Ms. Bragg who is also the deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. Local authorities and relief agencies in Mindanao estimate that nearly 700,000 people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, particularly in conflict and flood-affected areas, she said.Ms. Bragg visited communities in Mindanao where people have been displaced repeatedly over several years and saw projects where they are being assisted. She also visited people who were able to return to their home areas recently.“During visits to several humanitarian projects in Maguindanao province, I saw tangible progress. At the same time, I also saw that the needs and vulnerabilities of people are serious, and that the situation remains fragile.“In Datu Piang, I spoke to a woman with four children, who had been displaced by armed conflict twice in the last five years. Recurring floods had added to her plight. Although her family’s original home was only seven kilometres away, the security situation meant they could not return, and their old family home no longer existed.”The woman and her family are currently receiving assistance from UN agencies and partners, but their situation remains uncertain, she said.“The needs of vulnerable people in Mindanao are complex, and we must address them through a concerted effort,” said Ms. Bragg. “All these field visits gave me a clearer sense of the magnitude of the challenges we face in Mindanao and the very good work being done by aid agencies to provide humanitarian assistance.”UN agencies and partners have this year appealed for $33.3 million for the Humanitarian Action Plan for Mindanao, which has so far received 54 per cent of the required funding, according to Ms. Bragg. Another action plan for $37.9 million will be launched next year, with priority being given to protection activities.“The United Nations and its partners stand ready to support Government-led responses to emergency situations. Emergency responders must, however, be granted unhindered independent access, and allowed to undertake essential humanitarian assessments, particularly of the needs of newly displaced people in insecure areas.“People in the Philippines have shown remarkable resilience in the face of challenges generated by natural disasters and conflict. But we must work on a much more comprehensive approach in addressing the consequences as well as the root causes and prepare for future natural disasters and conflict scenarios,” Ms. Bragg added. 23 November 2011A senior United Nations relief official today voiced concern over the plight of hundreds of thousands of people uprooted from their homes by conflict in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, saying that many are also enduring the effects of natural disasters, including floods. read more

Serbia fully ready to integrate into Europe its President tells UN gathering

The President of Serbia said at the United Nations today that his country had demonstrated its desire for full cooperation with its neighbours and expressed hope that negotiations towards accession to the European Union would start no later than January 2014, as agreed.“I hope that I will be able to inform the next General Assembly session on …Serbia’s continued progress towards its full membership of the European Union,” President Tomislav Nikolic said in his statement at the General Debate of the Assembly’s 68th session.“At the same time, Serbia has revived the old and forged new friendships in the world,” he said, describing participation in many multilateral activities, from UN peacekeeping to establishing the next development agenda. “We have been creating strategic partnerships in the East, West, North and South.”In the region, he said, Serbia desired to connect with its neighbours through new road, railways and bridges, to jointly appear on international markets, to expand cultural, scientific, technological and sports cooperation and in other ways improve living standards of the entire population.Turning to regional issues, he said that the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo in 2008 was undermining the international system established by the United Nations. His country had been responding to that development through measured diplomatic and political means, precluding any use of force, he stressed. “We are convinced that problems, including the status of Kosovo and Metohija, should be resolved peacefully. For this reason, we heeded the call of the United Nations General Assembly …to enter into negotiations with representatives of the authorities in Pristina,” he said while reiterating that Serbia had not recognized Kosovo’s independence, “either de jure or de facto.”He requested that the mandate of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) remain unchanged, that its staff not be downsized and that its activities be reinforced.He also reaffirmed his April 2013 statement before the Assembly that the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) did not help reconciliation, was not independent, had acted differently in similar situations and otherwise abused its mandate.“By accepting the integrity of the Tribunal,” he said, “we have acquired the right to criticize its work and to propose a solution as well.” In that light, he requested the UN and the ICTY to find a legal means to ensure that convicted Serbs be sent to serve their prison terms in Serbia.Mr. Nicolic is one of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance. read more

South Sudan peace talks open as battles rage

first_imgSOUTH SUDAN’S WARRING parties began negotiations today to end nearly three weeks of raging conflict which has left thousands feared dead and taken the world’s youngest nation to the brink of all-out civil war.Fighting intensified as the army moved on a key rebel-held town, even as government and rebel negotiating teams gathered at a luxury hotel in neighbouring Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.“We have enough forces who will defeat the rebels within 24 hours,” army spokesman Philip Aguer said in South Sudan, with reports of heavy battles involving tanks and artillery on the outskirts of Bor, a dusty town that has already exchanged hands three times since fighting began.“These forces – the rebels – are now retreating back,” Aguer said, quashing rebel claims that they had been marching on the capital Juba.EvacuationDisplaced people arrive with what belongings they had time to gather by river barge from Bor. Pic: AP Photo/Ben CurtisThe US embassy in South Sudan ordered a further pullout of staff and urged all citizens to leave on an evacuation flight it had organised because of the “deteriorating security situation.”The ongoing battles prompted the top UN aid official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, to warn that soldiers and rebels must protect civilians and aid workers, or risk worsening a situation he described as “critical”.However, UN teams accessed World Food Programme stores in war-ravaged Bor today, with aid to be distributed to civilians, Lanzer said, suggesting the centre of town was at least still calm.But in the calm of the hotel in Addis Ababa, rivals met special envoys from regional nations, ahead of direct talks that sources suggested may not take place until Saturday at the earliest.Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti said the regional East African bloc IGAD was committed to support the talks “in any way possible”, but when asked when a formal meeting between the two sides would take place, said he “cannot predict anything”.Thousands of people are feared to have been killed in the fighting, pitting army units loyal to President Salva Kiir against a loose alliance of ethnic militia forces and mutinous army commanders nominally headed by ex-vice president Riek Machar.Fighting erupted on December 15 when Kiir accused Machar of attempting a coup in the oil-rich but impoverished nation.Machar denied this, in turn accusing the president of conducting a violent purge of opponents. He has refused to hold direct talks with Kiir.Civilians in dire need of aidDhieu Ding Chol (seven months) left, and 5-month-old boy Thuch Jong Kuch, right, are held by their mothers as they receive treatment for dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea. Pic: AP Photo/Ben CurtisFighting has spread across the country, with the rebels seizing several areas in the oil-rich north.Aid workers have stepped up warnings of a worsening crisis for civilians affected by the conflict in the country of almost 11 million people.The violence has forced around 200,000 people to flee their homes. Some 57,000 are seeking refuge with badly overstretched UN peacekeepers.The UN peacekeeping force said this week “atrocities are continuing to occur” across the country, which won independence from Sudan in 2011 after decades of civil war.One of the hardest hit areas is Bor, the capital of Jonglei state and situated just 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Juba.Tens of thousands have fled, many paddling in simple boats across the crocodile-infested White Nile river to escape the fighting.The conflict has been marked by an upsurge of ethnic violence pitting members of Kiir’s Dinka tribe against Machar’s Nuer community, and the army has set up committees to probe the killing of “innocent people”.The United Nations reported “extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers” and the “discovery of large numbers of bodies” in Juba as well as in the towns of Bor and Malakal.Machar told AFP this week he was not yet ready to agree to an immediate ceasefire nor hold face-to-face talks with Kiir.Kiir has described the war as “senseless”, but has ruled out power-sharing with the rebels.- © AFP, 2014Read: Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan>Read: A timeline of the violence in South Sudan>last_img read more

Googles Android Honeycomb Debuts on Motorola Tablet

first_imgGoogle’s mobile platform VP Andy Rubin hit the stage yesterday at the The Wall Street Journal’s D: Get Into Mobile Conference in San Francisco with a shiny new 10-inch Motorola tablet in tow. It wasn’t the hardware that was the focal point of the device, however–it was the debut of a brand new version of the Android open mobile OS.Rubin didn’t really field much in the way of questions about the device, joking that it would run $10,000 (and you thought the Samsung Galaxy Tab was overpriced). He shed a little bit of light on innards, stating that the device was packing a NVidia dual core CPU.AdChoices广告The real star of the show was Honeycomb, the new tablet-centric version of Android. PCMag’s Lance Ulanoff, who was present at the event, described Honeycomb as “very clean” and “almost iPad-like.”Honeycomb is set to release at some point next year. According Google, most of the major OEMs are looking to get on board with the OS.last_img read more

Le gecko du désert boit la rosée matinale déposée… sur ses yeux

first_imgLe gecko du désert boit la rosée matinale déposée… sur ses yeuxNamibie – Après 3 jours de traque dans le désert namibien, un photographe amateur a réussi à immortaliser la façon dont un minuscule gecko du désert lèche ses propres yeux pour recueillir la rosée matinale qui s’y est déposée, précieuse source d’humidité.Entre Océan Atlantique et désert de Namibie, dans un milieu particulièrement aride, un petit gecko, un lézard nocturne de quelques centimètres de long, “fait le plein d’eau” d’une manière très originale. Il recueille du bout de la langue, la rosée matinale condensée sur… ses globes oculaires. “Ils lèchent très élégamment les gouttelettes présentes sur leurs globes oculaires en cinq ou six coups de langue”, explique Isak Pretorius, un photographe amateur sud-africain, qui est parvenu à réaliser des clichés de l’étonnant gecko.À lire aussiUn time-lapse époustouflant dévoile le ciel nocturne du désert des Mojaves”Dans ces dunes côtières, l’air chaud du désert rencontre l’air froid de l’océan, en créant une couche dense de brume presque tous les matins. Cette brume s’étire sur environ 3 miles à l’intérieur des terres et crée un environnement tout à fait unique”, explique ce passionné, qui précise : “la seule façon de dénicher ces geckos, c’est de trouver leurs pistes et de les suivre”.”Elles sont très ténues, et nous avons dû rouler très lentement, inspectant chaque mètre carré de dune très attentivement. Au troisième et dernier essai, notre patience a finalement payé, puisqu’on a trouvé deux geckos qui nous ont divertis par ce comportement. Nous avons été tristes de partir, mais nous nous sentions privilégiés d’avoir assisté à ce spectacle, une des merveilles naturelles du monde”, conclut-il.Le 7 juillet 2011 à 18:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cutting through a hot story easy to stay informed

first_imgCraig Brown is The Columbian’s editor. His column will appear in this space periodically. Contact him at 360-735-4514 or craig.brown@columbian.com For someone who grew up to be a journalist, when I was a kid I was terrible at writing letters. As in, I didn’t write any besides the obligatory thank-you notes after my birthday and at Christmas. At least my parents raised me that well.Now after leading The Columbian’s newsroom for a year, I realize I haven’t been much better. In fact, I think maybe I have written one column. I like to leave the writing to my old boss, Lou Brancaccio, who has retired but still writes his popular Press Talk column on the first Saturday of every month.But I am not sure that’s the right thing to do. One of the ideas that is currently making the rounds in journalism is that journalists need to be more transparent about what they do. This makes sense to me. I think there is a lot of confusion about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. So I’ll try to write about it regularly. With any luck it will read more like “winemaker’s notes” and less like “what they put in the sausage,” but please give me some feedback. My contact information is at the bottom of the column and on Page A2 of every print edition.So, here goes:The samurai incidentAfter working in the news business for — gasp — more than 30 years now, I can pretty much predict when a story is going to get a lot of attention. So it was with a March 3 incident in Camas where a young hairdresser, Emily Javier, called police to say that she had stabbed her live-in boyfriend repeatedly with a samurai sword she bought at the mall. She claimed she found the Tinder app on his phone and was convinced he was cheating on her. After the younger reporters explained to me that Tinder was a dating app, I was able to make the connection. The fact this involved social media, a samurai sword and an alleged crime of passion was going to make this story explode.So we gave the story the full treatment, as did other media around the country and around the world. (The Daily Mail of London even used one of our photos with their coverage.)last_img read more

TCI Crime Update

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 26, 2018 – Providenciales –Arrests and Charges On Friday, February 23rd, 2018, a 36-year-old man was arrested and charged in reference to a Burglary reported on February 5th, 2018.  The man appeared before the Magistrates Court today where he pleaded not guilty.  A trial date is set for May 8th, 2018.Fire Police in South Caicos, along with Fire Officials are still investigating a fire that took place at 11:00 p.m., February 23rd, 2018.  The home was said to be vacant at the time and there were no reports of injuries.Shooting Police on Providenciales are investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, at the Club Pillows at 4:32 a.m., where a 32-year-old man received a gunshot wound.  The man is listed as stable at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.Stabbing Investigations are ongoing into a stabbing incident that also took place at the Club Pillows on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 around 4:00 a.m. The male was treated at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre.Burglary Providenciales Police are investigating a burglary that took place at the International School in Leeward Estates.  The incident was reported to Police on February 26th, 2018 at 7:49 a.m. Missing are 18 Silver Apple Ipads, with different colour casings, and 18 Ipad chargers.Vehicular AccidentsThe Grand Turk Traffic Police Enforcement Unit is investigating a two-car vehicular collision that took place on Saturday, February 24th, 2018.  The accident happened at the intersection of Pond Street and Moxey Folly, involving a 2004 yellow Honda Fit car, and a 2015 white Honda Inspire car.  Both vehicles received extensive damages. One male driver was taken to the Cockburn Town Medical Centre by EMS for treatment, while the other male driver reported no injuries.The Providenciales Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating a total of four minor Vehicular Accidents that occurred between Friday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 25th, 2018.  There were no reports of injuries.The Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is urging the public to always drive with due caution and care.  Drivers also reminded to have their Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Insurance up to date, and in their possession, in order to avoid ticket fines or prosecution.The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force continue to appeal to the general public who may have any information that can assist in the detection of any crime to come forward, or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901, 941-8082 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-8477. or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.Press Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more

Stoneman Douglas student refutes Scot Petersons story during massacre

first_img“For people to go, ‘Oh, he should have known that person was up there.’ It wasn’t that easy,” Peterson said in the interview. “I’m never gonna get over this. Those were my kids.”Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin Oliver was killed, spoke out after the interview aired. “I don’t want this person to become a victim, and I don’t think it’s fair,” Manuel said. “I think he failed.”“He could have saved a whole lot of lives, the rest of the lives on the third floor, most likely, if he would have just went in there and tried to stop him, and just done his job,” Huff said.Many of the victims’ families are questioning Peterson’s intentions for doing the interview after the graduation of the Class of 2018. They said it should be a time for the children to heal and not a time to reopen old wounds.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Former Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Scot Peterson spoke out about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre, but parents and students said his story does not sound like the whole truth.Peterson said in a “Today Show” interview that he wasn’t a coward during the Feb. 14 shooting, but that he didn’t have a chance to enter the building where accused shooter Nikolas Cruz was firing off bullets.Speaking with 7News on Tuesday, Stoneman Douglas student Brandon Huff said he was standing next to Peterson during the last few minutes of the shooting. Huff said Peterson wasn’t being truthful.“I mean, he lies and he goes back and forth on his stories,” Huff said. “The biggest lie to me was probably that he didn’t know where the gunshots were coming from.”Huff said on Feb. 14, he got a text from his girlfriend Jessica, who was inside the 1200 building. “As soon as I ran there, and I was next to him and a security guard, there were more gunshots going off,” Huff said. “As soon as I was there, he had already been there for a while.”Surveillance video showed officials running to a golf cart and taking off. The audio recorded also could be heard: “We have possible firecrackers. I think we’ve got shots fired.”When Peterson arrived, the shooter was making his way to the third floor. “Those shots I heard, I thought they were outside,” Peterson said in the interview. “I didn’t know where they were coming from, if they were coming from the 1200 building.”He said the radio confusion and not knowing where the gunshots were coming from paralyzed him, so that’s why he took a position and stayed there.“When you’re outside there, and that building, it’s a three-story building, it’s a hurricane-proof building. It’s hard to even hear,” he said.When asked about receiving information, Peterson said, “No intel, no real-time intelligence whatsoever.”But Huff doesn’t buy it. “I was there. I saw him. I knew where the shooter was,” he said. “There’s no way he couldn’t have not known, and I said, ‘No, my girlfriend is in there. She texted me that there was a shooter in the building. He’s firing into her class right now.’ And I mean, more gunshots were going off then.”The student said Peterson just pointed his gun at the building and didn’t move.“He must have known where he is,” Huff said. “Why else would you just have your gun drawn, pointing at a building if you don’t think that’s where he’s located?” last_img read more

Alaska Womens Hall of Fame Jane Ruth Angvik

first_imgJane Angvik. (Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame photo)Jane Angvik has been involved in Alaska public life since 1973. She has served as an elected member of the Anchorage Assembly and the Anchorage Charter Commission and has taught many women how to conduct campaigns for public office.For her full bio, visit the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame website.Download Audiolast_img

Arctic Sun Fulfilling The Dream Chronicles Familys Wilderness Adventures

first_imgA documentary showing statewide on 360 North this evening, chronicles the wilderness adventures of Jean Aspen and Tom Irons.Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream is the story of Jean, her husband Tom and their son Luke as they spend a year in the Brooks Range, out of contact and building their own cabin. When she was in her 20s, Jean went into the arctic with her first husband, living off the land for four years.Download Audiolast_img

Kinect hack will turn you into a Japanese superhero

first_imgForget the games that Microsoft is releasing for their new Kinect motion accessory for the Xbox 360. None of them are really worth bothering with. Hacking the Kinect itself, though, has proven to be a game in itself, though.We’ve seen a lot of good Kinect hacks lately, but this latest hack by YouTube user hogehoge335 might be one of the coolest ones we’ve seen yet: it allows hogehoge335 to turn into the classic Japanese superhero Ultra Seven just by stepping in front of his computer.Okay, sure, the costume’s a little simplistic, but it’s really hogehoge335’s arsenal of moves that impresses us… and that neat little fight at the end of the video is a pretty cute flourish in and of itself.Best of all, you can try it yourself! This Kinect hack will only work on a Windows PC, and it’ll take a beefy computer to run it: hogehoge335 is running a Windows XP Pro PC with an Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 285 GPU.If you feel like turning yourself into a Japanese superhero, you can download the code right here from Google.Read more at Technaboblast_img read more

Oh no All 7 TSA master keys have been cracked

first_imgThe TSA is busy telling folks whether or not they can bring things like mummified heads on airplanes. Meanwhile, people are 3D printing complete sets of their master keys.The good news is that these are keys to luggage locks we’re talking about. Most of them are little more than glorified paperclips and they’re really only doing a job that a zip tie can do just as well: keeping the zippers on your luggage from coming apart and spilling the contents of your bags all over the place.They weren’t ever going to keep anyone who really wanted to from getting into your bags. Luggage locks can be easily dispatched with a pair of side cutters — or the zippers can, which renders the locks useless anyway.That’s the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!Still, if you want a non-desctructive way to pop the locks, now you can 3D print a fully functional set of the TSA master keys. All but one of the keys had been made available previously, but this week the final one was “cracked” by a group of security experts. You can now grab all the files you need to create your own over on GitHub.How did they pull it off? It all started last year when the Washington Post published a nice, clear photo of all seven keys. Enterprising DIY types who saw the image were naturally curious… and of course started drafting up and printing keys to see if they could successfully open TSA-approved locks. Which they did.The seventh key required quite a bit more tinkering, but they ultimately figured it out by purchasing locks and analyzing their inner workings.While this doesn’t pose a security risk, it does beautifully illustrate just how stupid backdoors are… unless the TSA’s master plan all along was for all of us to have a complete set of keys just in case we lost ours some day. In which case… we should probably thank them?Love that security theater.Keys courtesy Johnny Xmas/Twitterlast_img read more

Hearthstone players to get 13 free packs for Whispers of the Old

first_imgIf you were looking for a reason to get back into Hearthstone — or couldn’t find a reason to stick with it — the new expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods, drops on April 26. If a new expansion still isn’t enough to get you back into Hearthstone, how about 13 free packs of expansion cards for little to no effort on your part? That’s Blizzard gift to you to celebrate the new expansion.The free packs get you 65 cards — a decent amount to give your collection a kick in the digital card binder — and you won’t have to do much to get them. You can also unlock three bonus cards, so follow the instructions below to catch ’em all.Three free packs: Simply log into the game during the launch week of Whispers of the Old Gods, which begins on April 26Five free packs: Win two matches in the new Standard formatFive free packs: Win another seven matches in the new Standard formatThree free bonus cards: You can get the new legendary card, C’Thun, by logging into the game during the release week, as well as two Beckoner of Evil cardsAs detailed earlier this February, the new Standard format does what most long-running CCGs end up having to do: ban old cards. Standard format only allows the use of Basic, Classic, and cards released within the current or previous year, while Wild format will feel just like old times and allow the use of every card you have available.We’re just a handful of days away from the release of Whispers of the Old Gods, so free up some time on your calendar so you can log into the game and win 10 Standard matches for your free packs and bonus cards.last_img read more

Cancun police locate house vehicle believe used by criminal group in death

first_imgAlthough they believe they have found the house and vehicle, there were no additional arrests. Police still have one man, who was injured in the attack, in custody. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) It is believe that the house was occupied by members of a criminal group who allegedly participated in the attack that took place January 20 at a home in Supermanzana 219 where seven people lost their lives. Cancun, Q.R. — Police in Cancun say they have identified the house and vehicle used in the slaying of seven at a private residence earlier this week. Official red tape from the State Attorney General’s Office ensure the house remains sealed while they investigate. The home, which is located in SM 527, remains under heavy guard while the vehicle was seized by the State Attorney General’s Office. Initially, the truck was seen on video surveillance but was later found at the house. After a series of investigations, Cancun police have located a house they say was used by members of a criminal group who are possibly responsible for the seven deaths. At the home, police also found what they believe was the vehicle used in the killings. last_img read more

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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more David Himmelstein, M.D., professors at Harvard Medical School, primary care doctor at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts.August 20, 2009 – Taxing job-based health benefits would heavily penalize insured, working families, taxing them at a rate of 140 times more than Wall Street execs, reports a new study by two Harvard researchers published in New England Journal of Medicine, August 19, 2009.The study, titled “The regressivity of taxing employer-paid health insurance,” appears in the August 19 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. It was written by David Himmelstein, M.D., and Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., professors at Harvard Medical School and primary care doctors at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts.The taxation of employer-sponsored health benefits has been advocated by many health economists and lawmakers, including some members of the influential Senate Finance Committee, which is now drafting health care reform legislation. President Obama has said he has not ruled out such a tax to fund his reforms.Analyzing income and insurance data from the 2005 Current Population Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources, the authors reveal that taxing workers’ job-based health insurance would cost those with low-incomes ($0- $10,000 annually) 18.3 percent of their income, but cost high-income (over $100,000) families a mere 2.7 percent. (See the table from the study at http://healthcarereform.nejm.org/?p=1521)The authors note that the tax rate would drop even lower for the super-rich. “A Goldman Sachs executive who enjoyed the firm’s infamous $40,543 health plan got a federal tax subsidy of about $15,367 last year,” they write. “But that’s only 0.13 percent of the bonuses received by the company’s four top earners. So though taxing health benefits would spare the uninsured, the average poor family with employer-paid coverage would be taxed at a rate 140 times higher than Wall Street titans.”Dr. David U. Himmelstein, lead author of the study and associate professor of medicine at Harvard, added: “Most economists and many politicians have claimed that taxing health benefits would hit the wealthy hardest, while sparing the poor. But exactly the reverse is true. For a poor, insured family a tax on their health benefits would take almost one-fifth of their total income.”Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-author and professor of medicine at Harvard, said: “Instead of taxing benefits, politicians should embrace the only affordable option for universal coverage: a single-payer, Medicare-for-all program. Single-payer would save $400 billion annually by simplifying administration, enough to assure quality care for everyone. We cannot afford to keep wasteful private health insurers in business, and pay for it off the backs of working families.”Drs. Himmelstein and Woolhandler are co-founders of Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization of 16,000 doctors and medical professionals who advocate for single-payer national health insurance.Reference: “The Regressivity of Taxing Employer-Paid Health Insurance,” David U. Himmelstein, M.D; Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H. 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first_imgAustrian Airlines has announced that it intends to relaunch services to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.The carrier had suspended its four cheap flights to Vienna from Tbilisi after a sudden outbreak of war in the South Ossetian region of the country bordering Russia.Nearly all major carriers had cancelled their flights into Georgia after hostilities began on August 7th, although many have now resumed routes.German carrier Lufthansa, which offered ten weekly flights between Munich and the capital, resumed its services on Friday, August 15th.Turkish Airlines has also resumed its 28 weekly flights between Tbilisi and Istanbul, while Ukraine International Airlines and Lithuanian Airlines have also followed suit.However, the Foreign Office and US department of state are still advising passengers against travel to the region, although Russia has begun withdrawing troops.Other carriers, including bmi and AirBaltic, have also resumed their services to the war-torn country. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedZoom will give Gatwick maiden Guyana routeBudget carrier Zoom Airlines is to provide the first direct service between London and Guyana for three decades.Additional flights to be launched by Austrian Airlines this summerAdditional flights to be launched by Austrian Airlines this summerBrussels Airlines to launch new flight to PalermoBrussels Airlines has announced that it will be launching a new flight between the Belgian capital and Palermolast_img read more