Lenovo Phab 2 Pro world’s first Tango phone won’t get Android Nougat

first_imgWorld’s first Tango phone– Lenovo Phab 2Pro– will not get Android Nougat, confirms Lenovo’s support page. The phone was launched last year in US and came to India this year.The company’s support page giving out the plans of Nougat updates, can be a sad story for all the Phab aficionados. This is so because not only the Phab 2 Pro but the Phab, Phab 2 and Phab 2 Plus are also not getting the Nougat update. In short, the whole Phab series won’t get Nougat update.Further, the list of Lenovo phones that already run on the Android Nougat include Vibe K6 Note,  K6, K6 Power, Vibe P2, Lenovo Zuk Z2 and the Z2 Plus. In the Yoga series, only the Yoga book (YB1-X90F/L) will receive the Nougat update October 2017. The update is over-the-air so will go be available gradually to all.Also Read: Google Tango enabled Lenovo PHAB2 Pro launched in IndiaIt is quite surprising that the Lenovo will not be rolling out the Nougat update for Phab 2 Pro, considering it is one of the very important Lenovo phones as it is the world’s first smartphone to come with Google’s Tango technology that enables Augmented reality experiences on mobile devices. This means that your Tango phone can detect its position relative to the  world any GPS or other external signals. Asus ZenFone AR, which was unveiled at CES, also feature the Tango technology along with Google’s Daydream View support.The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro debuted in India during January this year. The phone is priced at Rs 29,999 and sells exclusively on Flipkart.  The Phab 2 Pro is a 4G-enabled smartphone and that runs on Android Marshmallow and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory which is expandable up to 128GB. The Phab 2 Pro features a 6.4 inch Quad HD IPS display and is backed by a 4050mAh battery. The device supports quick charging.On the camera front, the Phab 2 Pro sports a 16MP rear camera with PDAF, a Time of Flight Sensor used for detecting the depth of field and an IR sensor that senses the motion. There is also an 8 MP camera on the front. advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli promises expressive cricket from RCB in their final two games

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore still have a mathematical chance of reaching the IPL 2019 playoffs even after their 16-run loss against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. Royal Challengers need to win their last two league matches and then depend on some of the other results to go their way in order for them to advance in the tournament.But captain Virat Kohli knows the chances of his team advancing are minimal which is why he urged his players to have some fun in their next two games and not worry too much about the other factors.”We can only focus on having fun, that’s what we decided to do and has helped us win four out of the last six games. We don’t want to take too much pressure.”The fun factor should never go away, we still got two games and we’ll work hard. We’ll go out there, expressive cricket and be positive. When we’re done with the two games, we’ll sit down and see where this tournament goes,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.That’s that from Delhi as the @DelhiCapitals win by 16 runs and are through to the Playoffs pic.twitter.com/KtxeYqEwUYIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2019Chasing 188 for victory, Royal Challengers got off to a blazing start thanks to Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli but their chances diminished once the openers departed after adding 63 runs in quick time.Parthiv once again top-scored for his side with 39 runs while Kohli made 23 but the rest failed to fire which led to their downfall. Marcus Stoinis’ unbeaten 32 off 24 balls kept their hopes alive at the end but the target was just too far out of his reach and he also kept losing partners at the other end.advertisementRCB were restricted to 171 for 7 by Delhi Capitals with Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra bagging two wickets each while Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel and Sherfane Rutherford picked one wicket each. Delhi Capitals became the second team after Chennai Super Kings to reach the playoffs after this win.WATCH: When Virat was quicker than the Third UmpireFull video here https://t.co/ElvGxIo71r #DCvRCB pic.twitter.com/VThDypQA0nIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 28, 2019Kohli admitted that his team got outplayed by Delhi Capitals in the crucial moments which led to their eventual loss.”It was an important toss, but even after losing it, the way we bowled was nice. Showed character but the game got away, 185 on that pitch with three spinners in their ranks was going to be tough.”We were thinking 160-165, we had a chance. In crunch moments, Delhi played better than us. With the bat, we started very well. PP was outstanding, I got off to a start but me and AB getting out to balls you don’t get out to changed it,” Kohli said after the match.RCB have two home games remaining in their campaign with the first against Rajasthan Royals on April 30 and the last one versus Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 4.Also Read | DC vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli trolls himself after losing toss for the 9th timeAlso Read | Virat Kohli arrives at Kotla as RCB look to dominate DC againlast_img read more

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Darren Anderton: England-Tunisia in 1998 had a horrible buildup but happy ending

first_img French police used tear gas against England supporters in Marseille before the meeting with Tunisia. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP John Barnes: ‘I would never advise a young black player to walk off’ Share on Twitter England Facebook Sign up for the World Cup Fiver. Share via Email World Cup Gareth Southgate tells squad his starting team to ease England anxiety Tunisia football team Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Pinterest If I have one piece of advice for the boys, it’s to play without fear. We had so much confidence back then. We were on a high after Euro 96. Glenn was very good tactically. We always seemed to have the ball. We had players who could cause trouble for the opposition. It makes a huge difference when your creative players are able to shine. If the likes of Dele Alli do well, England can have a good tournament. I want to see them play with freedom and enjoy themselves. That’s what it’s all about. Sportblog Gareth Southgatecenter_img Share on Pinterest Our experience helped. We had players like David Seaman, Tony Adams, Paul Ince and David Batty, although we also had a few youngsters coming through – Michael Owen, Becks, Scholesy and Sol Campbell. Rio Ferdinand was in the squad as well. We had a good blend. People always talk about Euro 96 but I thought we had a special squad in 1998.This team is much more inexperienced and this is the first World Cup game for a lot of these players, which makes a difference. People question whether the players care as much about international football these days but playing in the World Cup is the dream. You’re very aware that you’re lucky to be there and also that you might not get another crack at it. A lot of nerves come with that. You want to perform well for yourself and make sure the team starts well. features There was a lot of trouble before we played Tunisia in Marseille. The two or three days leading up to the game were unpleasant. A lot of the squad had family over there, so it wasn’t easy.We were aware of what was going on. We had families flying over in the morning or on the night before and you just never know, do you? My mum and step-dad were out there. They were having a holiday in France and were travelling down for the game. I spoke to them and it was fine but it’s something you think about. You just had to assume that people you cared about were going to stay well clear of the trouble. We were buzzing for the game, though, and could not wait for the tournament to start. It was a really hot afternoon and we were expected to win, like the guys are now. But none of us were taking anything for granted after the way we started Euro 96 against Switzerland. Tunisia were defensive and I’m sure it will be the same on Monday. You have to be patient. First games can be tedious and are so important not to lose, which makes them even more nervy.The heat was an advantage for Tunisia. The pitch was dry and sticky and we were playing against a team who wanted to frustrate us and try to nick a draw or a goal on the break. It was far from ideal. We would rather have played at night with a bit of dew on the pitch because then the ball zips around. But we believed we could control the pace of the game and have most of the possession.The key was to get the first goal and force them to come out a bit more. It worked out perfectly in the end. Alan Shearer made it 1-0 in the first half and we never looked back. Paul Scholes scored a great second goal to finish it off and it was a comfortable win in the end. Twitter Share on Facebook Read more Share on WhatsApp Topics World Cup 2018 Read more Gareth Southgate has a lot of quality at his disposal, though, and I think he’s doing a good job. I played with him for England and could see him being a coach one day. It was a surprise when he became England manager but he was an appointment from within: English, a good guy and a very clever man. He played the game in an intelligent way, read the game brilliantly and was pretty underrated.He’s found a system that suits international football. Glenn Hoddle used a back three in 1998 and it helped us dominate possession. We had more players in midfield and didn’t get overrun. I played at right wing-back and although it was tough not to have the security of a right-back behind me, we were told to play in a positive way. We wanted people on the ball in good areas and I think Gareth has a similar mentality. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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2013 NSW Junior State Cup

first_imgwww.facebook.com/nswtouch And don’t forget to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ NSWTA their social media pages: The 2013 New South Wales Junior State Cup event is the first to be held in Port Macquarie, after having been played in Wollongong for the past 12 years. The Junior State Cup will be held in Port Macquarie for the next three events, from 2013-2015. New South Wales’ best junior Touch Football talent will be on display in Port Macquarie this weekend when they compete in the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Junior State Cup. Round games will be played on Saturday as well as Sunday morning, before finals are played on Sunday afternoon. www.twitter.com/nsw_touch www.nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net center_img Highlights of the event will be uploaded to the NSWTA YouTube channel, which can be found by clicking on the link below: www.youtube.com/nswta Related LinksNSW Junior State Cup Teams from across the state will compete in the following divisions – 10’s Boys and Girls, 12’s Boys and Girls, 14’s Boys and Girls, 16’s Boys and Girls and 18’s Boys and Girls. 288 teams will converge on the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium and Tuffins Lane precinct for the event, coming from all areas across the state for the two day event, which will be played on Saturday, 16 February and Sunday, 17 February 2013. For all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2013 New South Wales Junior State Cup, please visit the NSWTA event website:last_img read more

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Nissan India launches Kicks at Rs 9.55 lakh, price lower than Hyundai Creta

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 13:06 IST Nissan India Operations President Thomas Kuehl with Nissan KicksHIGHLIGHTSNissan is offering Kicks in two petrol variants – XL and XV – and four diesel variants – XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium +.Under the hood, Kicks gets a 1.5-litre four cylinder H4K petrol engine and 1.5-litre four cylinder K9K diesel engine.The SUV is 4,384 mm long and 1,813 mm wide, with its height and wheelbase being 1,656 mm and 2,673 mm.Nissan India has launched its much awaited “Intelligent SUV” Kicks with the price starting at Rs 9,55,000 (ex-showroom). The competition in compact sports utility vehicle segment, which already features the likes of Hyundai Creta, Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster, has heated up with the coming of Kicks.Nissan is offering Kicks in two petrol variants – XL and XV – and four diesel variants – XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium +.The prices (ex-showroom) for petrol variants of Kicks are:– XL – Rs 9,55,000– XV – Rs 10,95,000The prices (ex-showroom) for diesel variants of Kicks are:– XL – Rs 10,85,000– XV – Rs 12,49,000– XV Premium – Rs 13,65,000– XV Premium + – Rs 14,65,000Nissan needed to price Kicks diligently keeping the compact SUV segment leader Hyundai Creta’s price in mind in order to make a market for itself. Hyundai Creta is priced between Rs 9,99,900 lakh and Rs 15,35,373 lakh (ex-showroom) in New Delhi. By keeping Kicks in the range of Rs 9,55,000 and Rs 14,65,000 (ex-showroom), one can say that Nissan has hit the right note.The company is also providing three-year warranty, three-year 24/7 roadside assistance and three-year service and maintenance for no extra cost with Kicks. The new SUV will be available in 11 colour options.Under the hood, Kicks gets a 1.5-litre four cylinder H4K petrol engine and 1.5-litre four cylinder K9K dci diesel engine. While the petrol engine will make 106 bhp and 142 Nm, the diesel will churn out 110 bhp and 240 Nm. The petrol and diesel engines are mated to five-speed and six-speed manual transmissions, respectively.advertisementThe SUV is 4,384 mm long and 1,813 mm wide, with its height and wheelbase being 1,656 mm and 2,673 mm. Its body is designed on GRAPHENE (Gravity-philic Energy Absorption) structure, helping it absorb any impact. ABS with EBD and brake assist and dual airbags are standard across all variants.Nissan has given Kicks very bold and, as the company, claims “progressive” looks. On the outside, Kicks gets Nissan’s signature chrome V motion grill, LED projector headlamps with DRLs, LED signature lamp and floating roof with dual tone styling. The SUV also features five-spoke machined alloy wheels, roof rail, boomerang tail lamps and door-mounted ORVM with indicators.Dual-tone brown and black themed interiors, with carbon fiber finishing, welcome one inside the cabin of Nissan’s new SUV. As claimed by the company, Kicks has got some first-in-class and best-in-class features as well. The first-in-class features include leather wrapped soft-touch dashboard and door trims and automatic AC as standard across all variants. The company claims shoulder and knee room and configurable storage with 400 litres boot space in Kicks to be the best-in-class.Among other first-in-class and best-in-class features are around view monitor display 360 degree camera and floating infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The company has also provided Nissan Connect feature as standard across all variants.Also, the SUV comes in with features such as cruise control, hill start assist, cornering fog lamps, front and rear fog lamps and ECO mode.With the addition of Kicks to the compact SUV segment, which also features the likes Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster apart from Hyundai Creta, buyers will have their fair-share of quota to select from. Mahindra is also slated to bring its compact SUV – XUV300 – on February 14.ALSO READ | Toyota launches new Camry Hybrid electric car in India, price starts from Rs 36.95 lakhALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki to launch 3rd-generation new WagonR on Jan 23, to compete with Santro, Tiago and KwidALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 to launch on February 14, you can pre-book it by paying Rs 20,000Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Nissan KicksFollow NissanFollow Compact SUVFollow Hyundai CretaFollow Car launch Nissan India launches Kicks at Rs 9.55 lakh, price lower than Hyundai CretaNissan is providing three-year warranty, three-year 24/7 roadside assistance and three-year service and maintenance for no extra cost with Kicks. The new SUV will be available in 11 colour options.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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TV Web Gurus Eye Cleanup Website

first_imgA California computer guru and his P.E.I.-reared co-host offerthe Sydney Tar Ponds cleanup some web design tips this week onthe TechTV channel. Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur, co-hosts of G4TechTV’s technicaladvice show, Call for Help, check out the Sydney Tar Ponds Agencywebsite — www.TarPondsCleanup.ca — and offer suggestions forimprovement in a segment airing Thursday, Dec. 30. Ms. MacArthur, a graduate of the King’s journalism program inHalifax, regularly reviews websites on Call for Help. The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency invited her to critique its cleanupsite, currently under redesign by MediaSpark, a Sydney softwaredevelopment and new media production company. “The website is a key part of our efforts to ensure exemplarycommunications throughout the big cleanup,” said Frank Potter,director of operations for the agency. “The challenge is topresent understandable, easy-to-grasp information, while stillproviding comprehensive backup material for the small group ofpeople who follow every technical detail of the project. “Amber responded with some very helpful advice,” Mr. Potter said. The Call for Help episode featuring the Tar Ponds website willair Thursday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Channel 164 (Eastlink), 301(Seaside Cable), 514 (Star Choice), and 515 (Bell ExpressVu).last_img read more

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Archbishop orders NB churches to return federal cash over abortion pledge

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – A New Brunswick archbishop has ordered several Roman Catholic parishes to return federal funding they applied for without reading the fine print on abortion rights.Moncton Archbishop Valery Vienneau says the church cannot compromise its values just to please the government.“We’re in a democracy, so why should we have to compromise our values to get some summer jobs for students?” Vienneau asked.The Liberal government this year required that organizations seeking funding under the program check a box affirming their support for constitutional rights and the right to reproductive choice, including access to abortion.The government says it is not targeting beliefs or values, but churches and other faith-based organizations say they are being forced to choose between staying true to their values and seeking grants to help them run programs — from summer camps to soup kitchens — that have nothing to do with abortion.“We cannot compromise our human, Catholic, Christian values just to please the government,” Vienneau said.Vienneau said he sent a memo to all the parishes earlier this year, telling them not to apply for the summer job funding, but some had already sent in their applications.He said some of those churches were granted federal funding for student summer jobs, but the parishes didn’t read the fine print and he has told them to refuse the money.He said the diocese usually hires 25 to 30 students each summer for a variety of projects such as office work and the upkeep of cemeteries.“Of course we are distressed that we are losing all these summer jobs for the students. Some parishes will try to raise the money for some projects, but some will probably not be able to do that,” he said.The federal government takes issue with the church’s position.In an email to The Canadian Press, Emily Harris, senior communications advisor for Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, said organizations do not have to support rights, they must respect them, and not actively undermine them.She said when the churches are saying that they are “losing” jobs for students, they are actively refusing the funds.“We are proud that over 3,000 paid summer jobs are approved in New Brunswick for this summer thanks to our government’s doubling of the Canada Summer Jobs program. All of these approved employers submitted complete applications and are eligible,” she wrote.“It is disappointing to learn that some organizations are being pressured by their leadership to drop out of the program, because we know that many of these organizations have provided excellent work experience opportunities for summer students in past years.”Of 42,708 applications to the program, 1,559 were deemed ineligible because of the attestation requirement, according to a government answer to a Commons order paper question tabled by Conservative MP Bob Zimmer.Vienneau said he’s had no contact with government officials but hopes the application is changed for next year.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.last_img read more

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New Yorks High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

NEW YORK — The creators of New York’s High Line park turned a disused rail line into an urban oasis, art showcase and tourism magnet that welcomes 8 million visitors a year.The park is now marking two milestones. Its final section opened Wednesday, days before the 10th anniversary of the opening of the first section on June 9, 2009.The elevated rail line was built in the 1930s to raise freight trains above street level. Efforts to preserve the line started in the 1980s, after the trains stopped running.The blocks surrounding the High Line then were largely undeveloped and considered dangerous by some.Anthony Annaruma remembers the area when it was frequented by sex workers. Now, he’s working on a new building where apartments will sell for millions of dollars.Karen Matthews, The Associated Press read more

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US to take do no harm approach to NAFTA talks Trumps trade

OTTAWA — Donald Trump’s trade czar says U.S. negotiators will take a “do-no-harm” approach to renegotiating NAFTA amid fears that altering the deal could hurt many American agricultural sectors.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer repeated the remarks several times Thursday as he testified before a House of Representatives committee in Washington.He insisted he would enter the upcoming NAFTA talks with the goal of modernizing outdated aspects of the 23-year-old agreement, while protecting gains U.S. farmers and ranchers have been reaping from the trilateral pact.“It is very important that we do no harm,” said Lighthizer, who will play a central role in negotiations that could begin as early as mid-August.“Our very high priority will be making sure that we do not disrupt our sales in agricultural products to either Canada or Mexico.”U.S. President Donald Trump has signalled he wants to do more than simply tweak the North American Free Trade Agreement, which includes Canada and Mexico.He’s called for “very big changes” to a pact he’s labelled a disaster, or else he will scrap it once and for all.NAFTA is a deeply important deal for Canadian businesses, which have been closely following developments in the U.S.Lighthizer’s responses Thursday to the ways and means committee suggest the U.S. is preparing for a surgical approach to try to avoid severing any American benefits.“Clearly, with respect to the provisions where NAFTA has been successful, we want to secure that going forward,” said Lighthizer, who noted he will pursue adjustments to some rules of origins issues.“We clearly will not be part of a negotiation where there are new barriers to agriculture.”Rep. Jason Smith, a Republican from Missouri, said his constituents blame NAFTA for job losses in places like shoe, bicycle and clothing factories in the state.Smith said the deal needs updates when it comes to manufacturing, but he urged Lighthizer to preserve the big agricultural gains.“Any disruption of trade with Mexico and Canada is a concern of our farmers and our ranchers,” Smith said.Lighthizer’s remarks Thursday came shortly before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the New York Times in an interview that NAFTA had been improved a dozen times over the years and will be updated once again to adjust to new challenges.“Canada is far more important to the United States that the United States realizes,” said Trudeau, when asked about the future of the deal.“I can understand the politics around saying that ‘Oh, we need to improve it, it’s terrible.’“The facts don’t necessarily bear that out, though. It’s created massive numbers of jobs in both of our economies. It’s created tremendous advantages.”Earlier this week, Lighthizer told the Senate finance committee that the U.S. plans to move very quickly on NAFTA talks. The negotiations can begin Aug. 16, at the end of a 90-day consultation period in the U.S.He said the U.S. is still discussing the specific start date with its partners.The U.S. will hold public hearings scheduled for June 27-29 and will release a detailed summary on July 17 of NAFTA negotiating objectives.Lighthizer has also indicated he has no deadline to complete the negotiations because the Trump administration’s top priority is nailing down the best deal possible for the U.S.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

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Kiriella says Ranil and Maithri will unite again after LG polls

United National Party (UNP) senior member Lakshman Kiriella says UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader Maithripala Sirisena will unite again after the Local Government (LG) elections.He said that despite both sides attacking each other on the stage at election rallies ahead of the February 10 Local Government elections, everything will be forgotten after the election. Kiriella said that during elections it is normal for both sides to attack each other but after the election they will be like long lost lovers. The Leader of the House also insisted that the unity Government will continue in power till 2020. (Colombo Gazette)

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4400 people file adoption papers for dogs seen on first ever Fox

by Sue Manning, The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2014 5:18 pm MDT LOS ANGELES, Calif. – More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say.“If only half of those result in adoptions, that would be huge,” director Michael Levitt said.Seventy dogs from rescues across the country were featured on the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast — a show the producer see becoming a fixture in the future.More than 4 million people tuned in to the show, which was co-hosted by actresses Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, and aired on donated time from the Fox Network.Besides the permanent homes offered, 250 people signed up as foster parents for homeless dogs, Levitt said.Swank said for her, the magic of “Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular” was “watching the dream of saving hundreds of dogs turn into the reality that became thousands as the awareness was raised of the severe homeless pet problem.”She added the show was the best holiday gift she could receive.“Knowing that lives were saved as people opened their hearts and homes to new four-legged family members warms my heart and touches my soul more than you can imagine,” Swank said.Levitt said the goal was to educate people in an entertaining way and show them the joy that comes from rescuing animals.“There was one amazing comment after another posted on social media, including people who posted pictures of dogs they went out and rescued because of the show,” the director said.Singer-actress Miley Cyrus confirmed just three days before the show that she would be there, Levitt said. She agreed to do a segment on pit bulls, writing her own copy and doing her own research. It was a side of Cyrus some people have never seen, he said.The director said he couldn’t imagine that there wouldn’t be more telethons because this one was so successful.Viewers also donated more than $200,000 during the telethon that will be distributed to eligible rescues. The show had more than 150,000 unique users and over 1 million page views after the special aired.Some of the rescues represented on the telethon reported getting an additional 15,000 hits on their websites in the days after the telethon.___Online:“Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular,” www.fox.com/causeforpaws 4,400 people file adoption papers for dogs seen on first ever Fox Dog-A-Thon for rescue dogs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Visual Arts prof named new Associate Dean of Humanities

Keri Cronin has always been invested in sharing the research of Brock’s Faculty of Humanities in far-reaching ways. And in her new role as Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, she intends to continue down that path.“There is so much great work being done here in the Humanities,” says Cronin, Associate Professor with the Department of Visual Arts.“A lot of people hold misperceptions about what it is we do and the value and relevance of this work to the ‘real world.’ Using public platforms to highlight our stories and the excellent research being done here is, I believe, more important than ever.”Cronin, whose position as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities begins July 1, values making academic research accessible to a wide and diverse audience.“I look forward to supporting faculty and graduate students in developing knowledge mobilization plans that make sense for their areas of expertise,” she says.Cronin’s own research trajectory has been a blend of the traditional and the non-traditional. In addition to her academic publications, including the 2018 publication of Art for Animals, Cronin has embraced online opportunities to share her research.The Unbound Project, a multimedia initiative Cronin co-created with Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals, uses video, photography, interviews and social media to tell the stories of women who are working in animal advocacy.“The Unbound Project has a very large and international reach,” Cronin says. “Using our website and social media channels, we are able to share these women’s stories widely.”  Cronin has also curated an online exhibition for the National Museum of Animals & Society. Be Kind: A Visual History of Humane Education was launched in 2012 and is used by teachers and professors in classrooms around the world.Social justice and transdisciplinary work are key for Cronin. She is a faculty member in the Social Justice and Equity Studies graduate program and was a founding member of Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute, where she worked to showcase Humanities-based approaches to social justice work.“Dr. Cronin is an accomplished scholar and teacher, with an excellent record of service to the University and the Faculty already,” says Dean of Humanities Carol Merriam. “I’m very pleased that she will now put her skills and talents available to her colleagues in this new role. She is a fitting successor to Dr. Michael Carter, who has done very good work in the role since 2016. read more

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UAE developing retinascanning drones to deliver government mail

first_imgTHE UNITED ARAB Emirates (UAE) says it plans to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver official documents and packages to its citizens as parts of its effort to upgrade government services.The drones will be tested for durability and efficiency in Dubai for six months, before being rolled out across the UAE within a year, Reuters reports.The UAE showed off its prototype drone developed for the government earlier today.The battery-operated vehicle can carry small parcels and is propelled by four rotors. Features such as fingerprint and eye-recognition systems would be used to protect the drones and their cargo.The ministers of cabinet affairs, Mohammed al-Gergawi said, “The UAE will try to deliver its government services through drones. This is the first project of its kind in the world.”The drones would face a number of obstacles including technical and safety issues. It would also have to deal with temperatures which often exceed 40 degrees Centigrade in summer and heavy sandstorms which occasionally sweep across the desert country.Amazon popularised the idea when it released a video showing how drones would be used to deliver packages. However, the legal and technological hurdles it would have to overcome would mean it would take years for such an initiative to get off the ground.Read: Column: Are these the drones we’re looking for? >Read: 7 of the best reactions to Amazon’s drone delivery plans >last_img read more

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Park Rangers Selfie With Posing Gorillas Goes Viral

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target On Monday, Virunga National Park shared the funny photo on their Instagram page to confirm that the “selfie encounter” was real. The image has generated more than 25,000 likes on the social media platform.“Those gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the perfect shot of their true personalities!” The park wrote on Instagram. “Also, it’s not a surprise to see these girls on their two feet either — most primates are comfortable walking upright (bipedalism) for short bursts of time.”On April 18, The Elite AntiPoaching Units and Combat Trackers also posted the photo on Facebook with the caption, “Another day at the office.” The photo has been shared by 21,000 Facebook users and has received 16,000 likes so far.According to the park, the gorillas copy caretakers that they see standing upright. Additionally, the park said that the photo was a result of “exceptional circumstances” and that it’s never a good idea to approach gorillas in their natural habitats.The photo was also timely with Earth Day: According to the park’s website, every donation up to $25,000 would be matched on Monday, April 22. Donations will be accepted on the park’s website.More on Geek.com:Alligator Captured After Firefighters Mistake It for Unconscious PersonMysterious Sea Squirt Spotted in Deepest Part of Indian OceanGray Whales Killed By Ship Strikes in San Francisco Bay Areacenter_img It was just “another day at the office” for a park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who recently snapped a selfie with two “posing” gorillas that went viral online.Mathieu Shamavu, a park ranger at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was at work when he snapped the photo with the hilarious primates and his co-worker, Patrick, the New York Daily News reported. Both female gorillas in the photo are named Ndakazi and Ndeze. They’ve resided at the Senkwekwe Centre for Gorilla Orphans since they were small, where they are cared for by many staff members.last_img read more

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Some Alaska Ferry Trips On The Chopping Block

first_imgMore than 9,000 people are booked for Alaska Marine Highway sailings that will likely be cut due to budget reductions.Download AudioFerry Chief Mike Neussl says about 2,500 vehicles are also scheduled for those sailings.But for now, the ferry system isn’t letting travelers know.“I am reluctant to pull the trigger (and) cancel those runs that we’ve already sold tickets on and rebook all those passengers because of the possibility that some of that service may be restored if funding is restored,” Neussl said.Neussl explained the situation to the state’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board during a Wednesday meeting in Juneau.He said travelers will be contacted and, if possible, rescheduled as soon as it’s clear how deep the cuts will be. He acknowledged some will be angry.last_img read more

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Saaho Psycho Saiyaan Kadal Psycho teaser review Viewers desperately wait for full

first_imgNavyasree999‏ @Navyasree9991 This song is going to rock #PsychoSaiyaan Can’t watch for the full song…. On repeat mode… Goutham‏ @goutham4098 WOW! the duo #Prabhas ‘n’ @ShraddhaKapoor looking SUPER HOT in the 1st glimpse of #SaahoFirstSingle #PsychoSaiyaan out on 8th July. Loved the teaser, eagerly wait for the video … #Saaho @UV_Creations @TSeriescenter_img Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s dashing new look in the first Saaho song Kadal PsychoTwitterThe makers of Saaho released the teaser of Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam versions of its first song Psycho Saiyaan / Kadal Psycho on Friday, July 5. The video is getting positive responses from music lovers. Saaho, which is Prabhas’s next release after Baahubali 2, is scheduled to hit the screens on August 15. The makers of the movie have kept most of its promos under wraps.However, the Baahubali actor’s fans have been desperately waiting for the release of its songs and trailer. The makers revealed the title of its first song Psycho Saiyaan / Kadal Psycho on Thursday and said that they would soon release its teaser.The makers announced on Thursday that they would unleash the teaser of all the four versions of the first soundtrack from Saaho. The bosses of UV Creations tweeted, “Get ready to catch a glimpse of our #PsychoSaiyaan/#KadalPsycho from #Saaho! Teaser out tomorrow.”The UV Creation took to Twitter on Friday to post the links of the teaser. “Just a little tease by our Saiyaan is enough to make you go Psycho! Here comes the teaser of #PsychoSaiyaan/#KadalPsycho from #Saaho! Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam,” they tweeted.The teaser of the groovy track shows that the music video of the song is set against a party backdrop. The soundtrack is going to have trendy lyrics, foot-tapping music and beautiful voices. The teaser ends with the revelation of its release date, which is July 8.The teaser is not just an instant hit with the music lovers but has also doubled their excitement for listening to the full versions of the song.The teaser is now trending on top in all the social media channels. Here is what some audience say about it on Twitter.Shiv. Dutta▫▫‏ @imshiva17 #psychosaiyaan teaser out nw actorprabhas did jst few steps in teaser( v can expect many more steps in full song )bt mindblowing @shraddhakapoor also,their pair is amazing in d song #saaholast_img read more

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3 more plane crash survivors admitted at DMCH burn unit

first_imgPlane crash. File PhotoThree injured passengers of the crashed US-Bangla Airlines aircraft arrived in the city on Friday afternoon from Kathmandu, Nepal.Md Kamrul Islam, an official of US-Bangla Airlines, told UNB that the three injured passengers — Mehedi Hasan, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna and AlmunNahar Annie — arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 3:42pm. They are being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from the airport, he added.Earlier on Thursday, Shahreen Ahmed, one of the injured passengers of the crashed aircraft, was brought back to Dhaka from Kathmandu. She was admitted to the burn and plastic surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). She is now undergoing treatment at its ICU.US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211, which flew from Dhaka to Kathmandu carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Nepal on Monday, leaving 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, dead.last_img read more

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Taparia launches Steel Files

first_imgTaparia on Tuesday  launched a new product naming it Steel File. While launching the new file it issued certain guidelines for its customers. The gudelines said that, the file should be used with light pressure in the beginning, preferably on a surface which has been filed earlier.In case of clogging of file teeth, clean the teeth with a soft metal wire brush. Use the files for cutting in the forward stroke only. Filing jobs should be held rigidly. Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis pointsThe guidelines further said that, mostly all Saw Files are single cut and are used for sharpening and edging applications. eg. sharpening of saws where the work piece is hard, point of contact is less and finish is required.   For double cut it instructed that, double cut files need less effort for filing and also give good surface finish. Bastard Cut – For stock removal and coarse finish. Second Cut – For moderate stock removal and medium to coarse finish. Smooth Cut – For smooth surface finish. Rasp Cut – Special cut formation for rapid stock removal from surface or softer materials like wood or leather.     It also instructed that metal rod hinges for higher load bearing capacity. Latch type locks for firm locking.last_img read more

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Teaching Girls to Code

first_img 5 min read February 1, 2013 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. A failed congressional campaign inspired attorney Reshma Saujani to start Girls Who Code, a non-profit in New York that seeks to address the gender gap in technology.Saujani, an Indian-American child of political refugees, launched her underdog campaign in 2010, motivated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential run. While she didn’t win, the support she received from other women pushed her to “pay it forward.” During her campaign, she’d learned that job growth came from technology – but only a small, mostly male fraction of the U.S. work force could fill those jobs. “As a nation, we’re missing out not just on innovation, but the innovation of an entire gender,” she says. “Our country depends on teaching girls to get into these fields.”Taking her renewed passion for public service, Saujani last summer launched Girls Who Code, training underprivileged teenage girls in computer science. She recruited executives at Twitter, GE and eBay to support the program. This year, with a $435,000 grant by the Knight Foundation, she plans to expand Girls Who Code to three cities, and eventually launch Girls Who Code clubs in schools.Saujani was recently named a Next MAKER by Makers.com, which honors trailblazing women leaders across the globe, joining the ranks of Madeleine Albright, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and her mentor, Clinton. She’s now a candidate for New York City Public Advocate, running on a platform focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs.Edited interview excerpts follow.Entrepreneur: Will training and mentoring girls in tech have more of a social impact or economic impact?Saujani: They’re intertwined. If we teach a million girls to code by 2020, there will be a tangible change in the economic future – more jobs, less pay inequity. There’s an access issue in this country. In NYC, 76 percent of public school students don’t have access to a computer in school. So students are missing a fundamental language that we use in business. Socially, there is a huge impact. When girls build, they make things to improve their community.Entrepreneur: Do you know how to code?Saujani: I wish I did! I was always intimidated by math and science growing up and I still am now. I don’t want other girls to feel as I did. I wish I could build an app. Even as I run for office, it’d be great if I could make changes to my website myself. There’s a vulnerability that comes with not knowing. That is true for small-business owners as well. Think about the small family restaurant down the street — if everyone else is on Seamless and she’s not, how does she compete?Related: PopTech’s Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Solving World ProblemsEntrepreneur: Has the tech community been supportive of nurturing girls?Saujani: Yes. Both men and women have come out to support us. My relationship with the CEO of Twitter evolved because I reached out to the women of Twitter networking group. They helped recruit other female engineers and entrepreneurs to support us. Men support us because they have daughters, and they see that computer science education isn’t happening in school.Entrepreneur: Are young women less interested in becoming tech entrepreneurs than young men are? Is that a myth?Saujani: We make it true by saying it. If we encourage girls to take risks like we do for boys, there will be more gender parity in entrepreneurship. We have to start encouraging our girls to fail fast, fail hard and fail often. Girls Who Code is a natural place for this. I saw the confidence level in our girls enormously increase in the eight weeks of the program. In the beginning, they could hardly introduce themselves. By the end we had them making presentations in a room of 100 people and doing science fairs at the New York Stock Exchange. They were not the same girls they were when they started. We shouldn’t have a creative culture or society that makes it more acceptable for men to fail than women.Entrepreneur: Was it difficult to recover from your congressional race?Saujani: I gave myself two months to mourn it and ask questions of what went wrong during the campaign. Putting together a campaign is like starting a business — you learn about how to hire, how to run your budget, what your message is, what your mission is.Related: The ‘White African’ and Nairobi’s Tech HubEntrepreneur: Is failure now part of the zeitgeist of our culture?Saujani: The economy has changed so significantly that if you ask young people what they want to do, they want to become entrepreneurs. Failure is part of that. If you are passionate and smart and you have an idea and you fail, it doesn’t preclude you from doing anything else. Exploring these things is about finding your dharma and figuring out what you’re put on this earth to do.Entrepreneur: How do you find your dharma?Saujani: The best test: Do you bound out of bed in the morning? I don’t sleep enough, but I jump out of bed every morning. I love what I’m doing, I love Girls Who Code and I love running for office. I did not feel that way for most of my career. I was curled up in the fetal position for most of my career! What are you getting out of your work? What are you losing? Do the cost benefit analysis of sticking with something that you don’t love, and see if it’s worth it to you. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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