Bnai Brith says Aboriginal organizations should take stronger antiracism stand

first_imgAPTN National NewsA racist joke published in British Columbia drew the ire of many people across the country.It featured the murder of two “Indians.”But if you hoped to find a statement condemning the joke from any of Canada’s national Aboriginal organizations, you can stop looking, there are none.One organization that does not sit back when faced with racism is B’nai Brith.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo sat down with the director to learn how their organization has successfully battled racial prejudice.last_img

Forcing big telcos to share fibreoptic lines would slow investment Bell warns

GATINEAU, Que. — Investments needed to expand Canada’s Internet grid would slow to a trickle if the big service providers were forced to allow smaller players to access their so-called fibre-to-the-home networks, Bell Canada says.At hearings that could determine the future of Internet service in Canada, executives from Bell are urging the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to let market forces drive competition.“If there are rules in place that make building (networks) in the first place unprofitable, we will not build to a community,” Bell executive vice-president Mirko Bibic said Wednesday.“The consumer will suffer from that, because they’ll have the choice of only one high-speed network, which is the cable network, or none at all.”Companies making community-by-community investments to improve Internet access and speeds would simply turn off the investment taps, Mr. Bibic warned.The Canadian Network Operators Consortium, representing independent Internet service providers, dismissed that argument, predicting that Bell, a division of BCE Inc., and other telcos would continue making investments in fibre in order to compete with cable companies.“They have a natural incentive to build wherever there is a cable carrier because otherwise the cable carrier will eat their lunch,” said Chris Tacit, the consortium’s legal counsel.Bell’s arguments stood in stark contrast to those of fledgling player Primus, which has called for regulations to allow access to the so-called “last mile” of the Internet connection highway: the fibre-optic lines that are being installed into people’s homes that can dramatically improve Internet speeds.Primus has called on the CRTC to regulate the entire wholesale Internet market to “disrupt the broadband duopoly” that it said exists in Canada.“We do not believe that a marketplace of two incumbents is good enough for Canadian consumers,” Primus CEO Michael Nowlan told the regulator Tuesday.But there is already stiff competition between the big players for consumer dollars, and more time is needed to determine whether further regulations are needed to spur competition, Mr. Bibic said.“None of the evidence supports mandating access to our fibre-to-the-home networks now,” he said. “So, today, don’t mandate access.”“If (the CRTC) feels down the road … three to five years that you want to look at it again to make sure our predictions are correct, look at it again.”Mr. Bibic pointed to regulations imposed on the industry in 2004, saying the rules effectively shut down investments that would have otherwise been made because the CRTC artificially reduced prices, making it cheaper to lease infrastructure that competitors already had in place.There are more than 500 Internet service providers across Canada, yet the top five players — Rogers Communications Inc., Bell Canada, Shaw Communications Inc., Quebecor Inc. and Telus Corp. — account for the vast majority of market share.CRTC hearings being held in Gatineau, Que., this week and next are the final of several reviews aimed at finding a balance between customer access and the need of telecom services providers to make a profit. The review of Canada’s wholesale “wired” Internet market is focused on whether cable and telecom companies should be required to share with smaller competitors the infrastructure that brings Internet services directly into homes.The big telecoms have been investing in fibre-optic technology, which offers the vastly improved broadband speeds needed to stream videos and place phone calls over the Internet.Until recently, copper phone lines and coaxial cable were the main means of providing Internet services to home customers.The CRTC also conducted hearings earlier this year into the future of television and Canada’s wireless industry.While the regulator hasn’t ruled yet on whether wireless firms must share cell towers, it has forced the telecom companies to allow customers to terminate their services without making them pay cancellation fees. read more

Sampanthan writes to the President on land issue

“The school urgently needs more accommodation.  The school also urgently needs a playground.  I have visited the school and seen the difficult position. The balance land too should be released early.  I shall be grateful if action is taken to release the balance land also, to the KIlinochchi Maha Vidyalayam authorities at the earliest ,” Sampanthan said. (Colombo Gazette) He says in Kepapulavu 54 lands have been handed over to the persons entitled to same on documents. He also said that the persons who were demonstrating against being kept out of their lands in Kepepulavu, have called off their demonstration.“I am particularly thankful to you and other authorities for the expeditious action taken to hand back this land. In respect of the land of the Killinochchi Maha Vidyalayam – which too, I discussed with you, I am informed that action is being taken to return to the school authorities 142 perches of land.  More land would yet be retained by the Armed forces,” he said.Sampanthan further notes that the Killinochchi Maha Vidyalayam has around 2500 students and the school is short of accommodation, particularly for the primary section. “They are entitled to be given the lands as they were in possession earlier, before displacement. They had not obtained permits in view of the prevalent situation.  The Government/Agent /Mullaithivu District Secretary/Maritimepattu should be able to obtain the necessary information.  These 30 persons too, if they are landless people and were in possession earlier should be issued permits and restored to possession. The houses on these lands have been destroyed. The people should be provided with housing and other facilities,” he said.Sampanthan also noted that in Puthukkudiyiruppu the matter has been resolved and the land is to be returned in three stages. Sampanthan says the commitments made should be honoured. However he says there are 30 other persons who were in possession of their lands earlier, but who still do not have permits. Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan has written to President Maithripala Sirisena on the land issue in the North.In his letter, Sampanthan thanked the President for meeting him recently to discuss the issue. read more

New UNbacked strategy aims to improve care for most vulnerable Afghan children

The new National Strategy for Children at Risk, designed by the Ministry of Martyrs, Disabled and Social Affairs with support from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other partners, calls for investment in programmes such as family counselling services, alternative family care packages, education, skills development, vocational training and income creation initiatives.Set to be formally released tomorrow, it aims to improve the provision of care for street working children, orphans, children in conflict with the law, deprived of parental care or suffering abuse as well as other vulnerable youngsters and families, UNICEF said.With endemic poverty underlying most of the risks facing children in Afghanistan, the new strategy points to the need for the capacity of communities and families to be enhanced, to enable them to best support children at risk within the community itself, reducing the emphasis on institutional care, which is globally recognized as being less beneficial for children and highly expensive to maintain.It notes that some 80 per cent of the 8,000 children currently living in orphanages have at least one living parent. Also, in the last two years there have been numerous reports of child trafficking in some parts of the country. read more

The bottom line Alberta budget highlights by the numbers

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci, centre, delivers the 2015 provincial budget in Edmonton on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Topher Seguin by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 27, 2015 3:20 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email EDMONTON – Alberta’s NDP government tabled its first budget Tuesday. Here is a look at some of the numbers:— A $6.1-billion deficit on revenues of $43.8 billion and expenses of $49.9 billion. The plan is for a $5.4-billion deficit next year, then a $4.4-billion deficit and a $2.1-billion deficit followed by a $1-billion surplus in fiscal 2019-2020.— The four largest ministries — Health, Education, Advanced Education and Human Services — consume 75 per cent of all operational spending.— Revenue is projected to grow by six per cent a year over the next four years, while expenses will be held to two per cent a year.— West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark price of oil, is budgeted to average US$50 barrel this fiscal year, then $61 and $68 in the following two years. It currently sits at about $43.— Resource revenue for 2015-16 is down $6 billion from the previous year.— Tax changes and new revenue initiatives are expected to bring in $1.5 billion this fiscal year and $2.3 billion a year in the following two years.— Alberta’s contingency account is to drop to $3.3 billion from $6.5 billion this year and is expected to be drained by early 2017. The bottom line: Alberta budget highlights by the numbers read more

Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike DLC goes live today on

first_imgThe gaming world has been pretty down on Call of Duty lately, but today is still a big day for the franchise’s latest release, Black Ops. Today BlOps gets its first DLC, the First Strike map pack. The pack includes four new maps–Berlin Wall, Stadium Kowloon and Discovery–as well as a new zombie map, Ascension. As with previous CoD downloadable content titles, First Strike will be available on Xbox Live before it hits the PC or PS3.Kotaku has already had a chance to test drive the maps and a posted some initial thoughts. So far things look reasonable exciting, though the article notes that the zip lines in Kowloon (from the single player game’s Hong Kong section) were not great and that the Antarctic map, Discovery, has some issues as well. Berlin Wall has no-man’s-land zones where players are attacked by machine guns and it sounds like the best of the bunch.The DLC will be available today for the Xbox 360 for $15, but we don’t know when (or if) it’s hitting the PC or PS3.Question: So who is going buy it? This might be the first CoD map pack in a long time that I skip. I haven’t loaded up Black Ops in a few weeks and I don’t think I’d get my $15 out of this pack.And the release…CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS “FIRST STRIKE”DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX LIVEFive All New Maps Launch Today – Berlin Wall, Stadium, Kowloon, Discovery and the New Zombie Level, Ascension;Activision and Microsoft to Host celebrity “Grudge Match” with Arian Foster and Maurice Jones-Drew on 2/1 for the Launch of “First Strike”Santa Monica, CA – February 1, 2011- The first new multiplayer downloadable content (DLC) from the record-setting, best-selling blockbuster title Call of Duty®: Black Ops is now available worldwide on Xbox LIVE.   Released today by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike adds five all new action-packed maps that span the globe. “Berlin Wall,” a new map surrounding the iconic barrier, gives players access to both sides of Cold War Berlin; “Stadium” delivers plenty of fast-paced, close-quarters combat set in the backdrop of a sports complex; “Discovery” is an abandoned German outpost set along the coast of Antarctica; “Kowloon” spans the tiered levels of high-rises and rooftops of Kowloon City, Hong Kong. “First Strike” also features an all new experience for the fan-favorite Zombies mode. The new level, “Ascension” pits players against hoards of vicious, perk-stealing zombie monkeys, flesh-eating Soviet Zombies and more in a trap-filled, Cold War era cosmodrome.The Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike DLC is available first on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 1,200 Microsoft Points.  To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike, Activision, Treyarch and Microsoft today are hosting a “Grudge Match” on Xbox LIVE for ultimate bragging rights.  Football superstars Arian Foster of the Houston Texans and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars will lead teams featuring Treyarch studio members, online personalities and Black Ops fans in the head-to-head match-up on Xbox LIVE.“Our fans mean everything to us,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch, “so we are thrilled to be able to provide the Black Ops community with exciting new gameplay that will extend their multiplayer and Zombies experiences.   The team has given it their all, as we crafted the maps in “First Strike” while taking into account our community to make sure that this content delivers compelling and unique experiences that will appeal to all different play styles.”last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_img Image: Shutterstock/ExhaustedResearch Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL The 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… 1 Comment Image: Shutterstock/ExhaustedResearch EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five news stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #LIVE: Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.2. #TRUMP TIME: Inauguration protests and parties are taking place in Dublin, Galway and Cork.3. #HIKES: Landlords have been rapped on the knuckles for threatening to hit tenants with new fees in the wake of rent controls being introduced.4. #ABUSE: A report into institutional abuse at children’s homes in Northern Ireland has found that there was ‘widespread abuse’ at such facilities between 1922 and 1995.5. #SHOTS FIRED: Ray D’Arcy has defended RTÉ’s Operation Transformation after a health expert slated the show. By Christina Finn Jan 20th 2017, 4:55 PM http://jrnl.ie/3196950 Friday 20 Jan 2017, 4:55 PM 5,811 Views Share2 Tweet Email last_img read more

Mother of electrician accused of terrorist financing assures court he is obedient

first_img No Comments Mother of electrician accused of terrorist financing assures court he ‘is obedient to me’ 25-year-old Hassan Bal faces charges related to the funding of international terrorism. https://jrnl.ie/3369198 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Conor Kane Source: Sasko Lazarov/Rollingnews.ieTHE GARDA-LED investigation into the funding of international terrorism which led to the arrest and charge of an Irish citizen last week has involved the FBI, Interpol and the London Metropolitan Police, a court has been told.Hassan Bal (25), formerly living at an address at O’Connell Street in Waterford, was refused bail when he made his second appearance before Waterford District Court this afternoon.He is charged with providing funding for a foreign terrorist group on 2 October 2015, and attempting to collect funding for a foreign terrorist group on 23 October 2015.Gardaí objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the alleged offences; the potential sentence if convicted which could be up to 20 years; and the risk of flight out of the country by Hassan Bal if granted bail.Detective Sergeant Donal Donohoe told the court he believed the accused was likely to commit similar offences if granted bail. He also believed the accused was a flight risk as the address he was living in was no longer available to him:No permanent address“He no longer has a permanent address in this country.”His wife was from the UK and didn’t have any ties to this country, apart from to Bal himself, Donohoe said.“As part of this investigation we made enquiries through Interpol and other police forces, primarily the London Metropolitan Police and the FBI.”Cross-examining the detective, the accused’s solicitor Ken Cunningham said the accused’s mother was willing to stand bail for him and allow him to live in her home.“I honestly believe,” the detective said, “that she is not aware of the full facts of the case.”Mr Bal is originally from the UK but moved to Ireland 14 years ago with his family and lived in Waterford for several years. He worked as a trainee electrician, is married and lived in rented accommodation in the city centre before his arrest last week.The accused’s mother, Dr Caroline Ward-Fahy, said it was “very shocking” to be in this situation.Inspector Tony Lonergan asked her how she proposed to ensure, if her son was granted bail, that he would comply with his bail conditions.Duty to God“Since my son was born, when I tell him to do something, he will do it,” she said. “He will do that as his duty to God because his mother is a very important part of his faith.”She said “I don’t know what’s alleged” but was aware that her son is “innocent, and that will be proven”.Asked what assurance she could give of her son complying with any bail conditions, she said: “The strongest assurance you can ever have is that my son is obedient to me, because of his faith.”Cunningham said his client is resident in Ireland since 2003, is an Irish citizen, his mother and his siblings are in Ireland, and his wife is also in Ireland and expecting their first baby.Judge Kevin Staunton said he had no doubt the accused’s mother was a genuine witness and a believable person and said he accepted she was “shocked by the turn of events that has led her here today”.He said he was “influenced greatly” by Detective Sergeant Donohoe’s evidence about Bal being a flight risk and said he also believed there was a strong likelihood of Bal committing “further offences of this nature, which are very serious offences”.Judge Staunton refused bail and remanded Hassan Bal in custody, to appear again in the district court on 9 May.Comments are closed as the case remains before the courtsRead: 28-year-old appears in court charged with murder of Waterford mother Samantha WalshRead: ‘Go home, motherf***er’: Monaghan man told to pay compensation to business owner he abused 19,429 Views May 2nd 2017, 4:20 PM Tuesday 2 May 2017, 4:20 PM Share Tweet Email last_img read more

Rhinocéros le prix Nobel de la paix Desmond Tutu milite contre son

first_imgRhinocéros : le prix Nobel de la paix Desmond Tutu milite contre son braconnageAfrique du Sud – Desmond Tutu, l’archevêque anglican sud-africain qui a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix en 1984, s’est élevé contre le braconnage des rhinocéros. Une pratique en recrudescence depuis le début de l’année.Depuis 2006, le braconnage des rhinocéros noirs et blancs ne cesse d’augmenter en Afrique du Sud et au Zimbabwe voisin. Leurs cornes sont très convoitées en Asie pour leurs supposées vertus aphrodisiaques, ou simplement pour servir d’ornement. D’après le WWF, ce sont quelque 210 rhinocéros qui ont déjà été tués cette année en Afrique du sud, contre 122 en 2009. Alors qu’une corne pèse entre 8 et 11 kilos, elle peut selon la police être vendue sur le marché asiatique pour 1.800 à 2.500 dollars le kilo.À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocéros”Tant qu’une partie de la population sera coincée dans la pauvreté, tuer notre héritage naturel restera une solution de facilité pour s’en sortir”, déplore Desmond Tutu dans un communiqué publié jeudi. Le prix Nobel exhorte les braconniers à cesser le massacre des rhinocéros qui “prive notre peuple de ce précieux héritage, notre Nation de sa biodiversité et fait honte à notre pays à l’étranger”.Desmond Tutu “appelle les Sud-Africains à ne pas suivre la voie de la facilité dans ce domaine”, invitant ses concitoyens à mettre “un terme à ces actes brutaux, vénaux et criminels”.Le 2 octobre 2010 à 09:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins for WWE Title Money in the Bank

first_img June 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm They are claiming that this will be the best MITB ever and even though 2011 had the cena punk match that undercard featured the likes of big show v mark henry and kelly kelly v a bella. So maybe this is the best undercard in MITB history. Tough for the WWE to have to go up against game 7. Wonder if they try to push the AJ Styles and Cena match toward halftime ? WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Thoughts, no particualar reasonRollinsCenaAmbroseClubRussevNatalya/LynchCorbinSheamusLucha DragonsBreezango Peter E Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Headman Pinterest Google+ 3 COMMENTS Here is the card for tonight’s WWE Money in the Bank PPV live on the WWE Network.A rivalry TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING comes to a head this Sunday at #MITB! @WWERollins @WWERomanReigns #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/JbUK4Ic6Bw— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2016WWE World Heavyweight Championship MatchRoman Reigns (c) vs. Seth RollinsJohn Cena vs. AJ Styles“Money in the Bank” Ladder MatchDean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kevin OwensWWE Tag Team Championship – Fatal 4 Way MatchThe New Day (c’s) vs. The Club vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The VaudevillainsWWE United States Championship MatchRusev (c) vs. Titus O’NeilWWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Natalya and Becky LynchDolph Ziggler vs. Baron CorbinSheamus vs. Apollo CrewsKickoff Show:The Dudley Boyz vs. The Lucha DragonsKickoff Show:The Golden Truth vs. BreezangoWrestleview.com will have live coverage of WWE Money in the Bank 2016 tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) along with brief updates on Twitter via @wrestleview. WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook June 19, 2016 at 6:32 am June 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Comments are closed. WhatsApp delos56 Twitterlast_img read more

SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher in the fight of his life

first_img April 5, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher will be on trial at the end of May.He is charged with military crimes in a case having heavy political overtones.The charges accuse Chief Gallagher of killing an ISIS fighter, of military age.The defense maintains he is innocent and is working to clear Gallagher’s name.Friday, April 5th all parties were in court to discuss motions brought forward by the defense.Representative Duncan D Hunter urged the President to intervene in this case because of human rights violations against the Navy SEAL while in custody.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries spoke with Eddie’s wife Andrea Gallagher. SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher in “the fight of his life” Posted: April 5, 2019 Updated: 2:07 PMcenter_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Morrisons faces legal action over payroll data leak

first_imgMorrisons is facing legal action from a group of employees over a data breach that resulted in the leaking of salary, bank and national insurance details of 99,998 members of staff.The supermarket is facing claims from over 2,000 members of staff after Andrew Skelton, who was a senior internal auditor at Morrisons’ Bradford head office, took payroll information and sent staff details to newspapers and placed it on data sharing websites.Skelton is currently serving a prison sentence of eight years for the data theft following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.Speaking during Skelton’s sentencing in July, David Holderness, reviewing lawyer at the complex casework unit, Crown Prosecution Service Yorkshire and Humberside, said: “Andrew Skelton was in a position of considerable trust with access to confidential personal information as senior internal auditor at Morrisons.“He abused this position by uploading this information, which included employees’ names, addresses and bank account details, onto various internet websites.“Andrew Skelton’s motive appears to have been a personal grievance over a previous incident where he was accused of dealing in legal highs at work.”Nick McAleenan, data privacy lawyer at JMW Solicitors, which is representing the claimants, said: “My clients’ position is that Morrisons failed to prevent a data leak which exposed tens of thousands of its employees to the very real risk of identity theft and potential loss. In particular, they are worried about the possibility of money being taken from their bank accounts and, in the case of younger clients, negative consequences for their credit rating.”A spokesperson for Morrisons stated: “We are contesting this case. We are not accepting liability for the actions of a rogue individual.“We can confirm we are not aware that anybody suffered any financial loss from this breach.”last_img read more

Skateboarder steals package from Miami home

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man captured on surveillance video stealing a package from a Miami home.Surveillance cameras were rolling as the subject took the package from the house near Southwest 33rd Avenue and 21st Street on March 1.He then fled the scene on his skateboard.Miami Police are now looking for the subject. He was last seen wearing a hoodie, shorts and sneakers.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Heavy rains forecasted in Telangana AP

first_imgHyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad has forecaster rains in the coming 48 hours in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana due to the brewing of low pressure area in Bay of Bengal, which is expected to turn into a cyclone. The depression has reached 150 km Northwest of Odisha. There are chances that the depression may turn into cyclone in the next 24 hours. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Heavy rains are expected in both the Telugu states in the next three days due to the impact of the depression. In Telangana, heavy rain is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday in some areas. Moderate rains are expected tonight in coastal Andhra and Yanam. Rains are expected in many areas on Tuesday and Wednesday in Coastal Andhra. Rain is also expected in some parts of Rayalaseema.last_img read more

Netflix Marketing Chief Kelly Bennett Is Stepping Down EXCLUSIVE

first_img Popular on Variety At the end of October 2018, Bennett executed Netflix stock trades that netted him $3.36 million, according to SEC filings.Netflix has commenced a search for a new CMO. Bennett said he will remain with the company for an interim transition period and is committed to staying at Netflix through the end of the year if necessary.“Kelly Bennett has been absolutely transformational for us as we expanded our member base in the U.S. and globally, and particularly as we transitioned into being a leader in original series and films,” Hastings said in a statement. “He has been a source of inspiration both inside Netflix and in presenting our brand to the world, and we are thankful for his enormous contributions.”During Bennett’s tenure at Netflix, the company grew from 25.7 million paid streaming members in the third quarter of 2012 to 139 million worldwide at the end of 2018. In recent years, Netflix has dramatically cranked up marketing spending: Marketing costs grew 65% in 2018, to $2.37 billion, and analysts expect that to grow this year by 22%, to nearly $2.9 billion.“When I joined in 2012, we were mostly a tech company,” Bennett said. “Today, we’re a global entertainment programmer at significant scale.”Bennett’s pending exit comes after another recent C-suite shuffle at Netflix. David Wells, a 14-year veteran of the company, said last summer he would step down as CFO. In January, Netflix named Spencer Neumann, formerly CFO of Activision Blizzard, as its new chief financial officer.Meanwhile, Netflix said Wednesday that Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals for Latin America, EMEA and India, is leaving the company after eight years to start his own production company. Netflix named Bela Bajaria, previously Netflix’s VP of content acquisition, to head international non-English TV originals.Bennett started at Netflix as CMO in August 2012 after nine years at Warner Bros., where he most recently was VP of interactive, worldwide marketing, where he led international digital campaigns for the studio’s movies. Before that, Bennett ran digital marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and worked in promotion and business development at the company. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Prior to joining Warner Bros. in 2003, he held executive positions at Dow Jones International and Ignition Media and was a partner in online marketing agency Cimex Media. The Canada native holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kelly Bennett is leaving as Netflix’s chief marketing officer after more than six years leading the streaming giant’s branding and advertising teams during a period of massive growth.Bennett, 46, said in an interview that it’s the “ideal time for me to leave.” He said the decision was his personal choice and that CEO Reed Hastings hadn’t asked him to depart. “Given the success we’re at today — the way we’re performing as a team — it’s the right legacy for me to leave while we’re at our very best,” he told Variety.After he leaves Netflix, Bennett expects to be semi-retired. “I likely will never work full-time again. That’s not something I’m particularly interested in,” Bennett said. “I’m definitely going to spend some more time with my family,” noting he has three children (ages 11, 14 and 17). He added that he’ll look to pursue roles in the non-profit sector or teaching, and possibly serve on some boards.last_img read more

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Review

first_img Advertisement Chrome OS Flash Memory Storage Drive Size 9:49Minutes (Higher is Better) 0:00 2:30 5:00 7:30 10:00 12:30 15:00 Ports Graphics Memory 10:07 13:06 Camera Resolution CPU Specifications Mali-T864 RAM Included RAM Upgradeable 1.21 pounds Card Reader Size 802.11ac Ports USB Ports 9.7 Warranty / Support Wi-Fi microSD Review Battery LifeColor AccuracyColor GamutDisplay Brightness (Nits)Geekbench 4JetstreamWebGL Cubes Company Websitecenter_img Headphone Let me introduce you to the world’s first Chrome OS tablet: the Acer Chromebook Tab 10. For $329, this tablet provides exclusive educational apps, good enough graphics to run top Android games and an included stylus, all packed into a stylish design. There are some notable weaknesses, however, including a less-than-stellar processor, short battery life, a pair of disappointing cameras and quiet speakers. But overall, the Chromebook Tab 10 is a good Chrome tablet for the classroom. It even made its way onto our Best Kids Tablets page.article continued below Design: Stylish For a tablet that’s designed specifically for students, the Chromebook Tab 10 is pretty snazzy-looking. The back of the tablet looks like a cobalt-blue river, with its diagonal, plastic ridges rippling across the chassis until they meet a pristine, silver Chrome logo. The ripples calm down to a flatter texture when they cross over to the sides of the tablet. Meanwhile, the face of the tablet is clean, leaving just enough room for an Acer logo at the bottom and a camera at the top, making for decently proportioned bezels. For a tablet that’s designed specifically for students, the Chromebook Tab 10 is pretty snazzy-looking. There’s also an optional, $39 cover for the Chromebook Tab 10. It’s a simple plastic case with a leather flap, but I found it to be incredibly nonintuitive. I can’t use it as a stand, it makes the tablet uncomfortable to hold, and it gets in the way when I try to take photos. Additionally, it blocks the microSD card slot. At 1.2 pounds and 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches, the Chromebook Tab 10 is the heaviest and thickest amongst similarly sized tablets. The Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018) is lighter, at 1 pound and 0.3 inches, and the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is thinner, at 1.1 pounds and 0.28 inches. Ports The top of the tablet features an audio jack, a microphone and three speaker panels. The left side has the power button, a battery indicator, a volume rocker, a microSD card slot and a dock for the stylus, while the bottom has another three speaker panels and a USB Type-C charging port. Display: Colorful but not as bright The Chromebook Tab 10’s 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 display is gorgeous, but it didn’t quite hold up to the competition in our lab tests. When Jean Grey looked over a grassy field in the trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the wilderness looked rich and pure, as if I were standing there with her. Even the buildings far in the backdrop were bolded in a combo of blue and yellow colors. Despite some glare, I picked up everything on screen as Beast walked atop a hill on an ominously dark day. And when Magneto was being his emotional old self, I noticed that his short, fuzzy beard was incredibly sharp. The Chromebook Tab 10’s panel covers 107 percent of the sRGB color gamut, and while that holds up against the 105 percent slate average, the Tab 10’s competitors are more colorful. The Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus hit 109 percent, and the iPad reproduced 119 percent. MORE: Laptops with the Best Display Brightness Acer’s tablet produced 382 nits of brightness, which is behind the 416-nit category average. While the Tab 4 10 Plus didn’t make the average either, at 400 nits, the iPad blasted it away, with 489 nits. Tablet and Stylus The Chromebook Tab 10 accurately picked up my finger as I navigated through the Chrome OS. I found the Auto Rotate feature frustrating, however, as the tablet would often flip the display with the slightest motion leaning toward a particular side. This forced me to lock the rotation. The stylus, on the other hand, is simple and easy to use. As soon as I took it out of its dock, a prompt appeared and asked me if I wanted to take a screenshot, create a note, use the stylus as a laser pointer or even use it as magnifying glass. I also noticed that while I was drawing a poor excuse for a boat, the tablet recognized my finger not as an input for the pen, but rather as a separate input that could move the page, which was neat. Audio: Quiet These speakers were barely loud enough to fill a small office with Imagine Dragons’ “Friction,” so I’m not sure how they would hold up in a classroom. The balance between treble and bass was decent, as I picked up the low-tone beats in the opening, but the sound still lacked depth. Dan Reynolds opened the song with low vocals and then transitioned to blasting his voice during the chorus, but I couldn’t tell the difference on the Chromebook Tab 10’s speakers. Performance This beauty has an OP1 processor with integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. It was able to power through 15 Google Chrome tabs and a 1080p music video before it slowed down. While education is fine and all, kids will also likely want to use the Chromebook Tab 10 to play games, and that it does. While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds didn’t look that great, the Chromebook Tab 10’s graphics performance was smooth enough for me to get four kills, which is the best I’ve ever done in any PUBG game I’ve played. On the Geekbench 4 overall performance test, the Chromebook Tab 10 scored 3,161, which is just slightly under the 3,663 average for slates. The Tab 4 10 Plus and iPad did much better, at 4,097 and 5,983, respectively. It’s important to note that the Chromebook Tab 10 has to use an Android emulator in order to run the Geekbench 4 app, and that may account for some lack in performance. MORE: Laptops with the Best Productivity Performance However, we also tested the Chromebook Tab 10’s web performance on the JetStream JavaScript benchmark, and Acer’s tablet scored a 50, falling below the category average of 75 and the iPad’s 158. Chrome OS and Education Features The Chromebook Tab 10 is the world’s first Chrome OS tablet, but being first isn’t necessarily a good thing. The Chrome OS is basically a stripped-down version of a normal operating system that operates solely through the Google Chrome web browser. It does, however, have access to the Google Play store and, therefore, Android apps. But because the operating system itself is pretty barren, there are no noticable differences in tablet form. One highlight that was supposed to arrive in this tablet was augmented reality support, which Google now says will be available sometime in the fall. This feature would give kids access to Google Expeditions AR, which can map out a classroom and allow the placement of 3D objects that relate to subjects like biology, geography and astronomy. The program would make it easier to learn visually. MORE: Best Chromebooks Available Now The benefit of a Chrome OS tablet in schools is that students can access exclusive apps like Adobe Spark, Lego Education and Google Expeditions AR, the latter of which launches soon. Battery Life After surfing the web continuously over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, the Chromebook Tab 10 lasted only 6 hours and 49 minutes, falling to a third under the 9:43 average for slates. The Chromebook Tab 10 just barely lasts a school day, putting it at a severe disadvantage compared to the iPad (10:07) and Tab 4 10 Plus (13:06). Cameras The 2-megapixel front camera captured the blue and lint-size-white design across my shirt quite well. However, the image looked unnaturally blotchy and grainy, as if I had dialed the sharpness tab to the max. The camera did well enough to manage contrast though, as the ceiling lights weren’t blown out and my face was bright enough that you could see my pores. The 5-MP rear camera also managed colors well, as my incredibly nerdy Goku statue looked bold due to the character’s bright orange gi and blue belt. This image was naturally more crisp, but the camera still has the same sharpness issue as the front camera, and so the images turn out very blotchy. Warranty and Support Acer offers a one-year limited warranty with the Chromebook Tab 10. See how Acer performed on our Tech Support Showdown and Best and Worst Brands ranking. Bottom Line Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is quite the looker and offers a lot of exclusive educational apps. The stylus works well, and the tablet is powerful enough to handle a few rounds of PUBG once kids are off the clock. It’s disappointing, however, that the battery life barely lasts school day and that the performance is slower than that of competitors. The Tab 10 also has poor cameras and speakers, all in a tablet that costs the same as an iPad. Speaking of iPads, the 9.7-inch model of Apple’s slate costs $329 and comes with faster performance, a better display and longer battery life than the Tab 10 offers, along with ready-to-go AR and educational apps. While the Chromebook Tab 10 has some weaknesses, it’s still a solid educational tablet that could benefit schools. 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Longer is better.Acer Chromebook Tab 10Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)Lenovo Tab 4 10 PlusCategory Average (as of 02/28/19) https://www.acer.com/last_img read more

Pin Patrol list Firefox HSTS and HPKP log

first_imgPin Patrol: list Firefox HSTS and HPKP log by Martin Brinkmann on July 27, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 3 commentsPin Patrol is a free browser extension for the Firefox web browser that lists the HSTS and HPKP log the browser maintains.We talked about HTTP Strict Transport (HSTS) and HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) before here on Ghacks.The two security features that are part of Firefox improve how Firefox handles secure connections. Without going into too many details. HSTS blocks insecure connections to sites if a web server instructed Firefox on first connect to do so.HPKP on the other hand has been designed to block impersonation attacks by only accepting a list of public keys that the web server provided on first connect.Both methods have in common that they require an initial connect to a server, and that they keep the information stored in a log file on the local system.Sites may use the features to track users.Pin PatrolPin Patrol is a free browser add-on for Firefox that lists all domains that Firefox has stored HSTS or HPKP information for.While you may access the information manually as well, by opening the file SiteSecurityServiceState.txt located in the main Firefox profile folder, it presents the list in a readable format directly in the browser.Granted, if you just need to check the contents from time to time, you may not need the add-on for that. Also, if you delete all browsing data regularly, there is little need to pay close attention to it.Pin Patrol lists all HSTS and HPKP domains known to Firefox in a table format when you click on the extension icon.The main benefit of using the extension, apart from being able to display the data directly in Firefox, is that it displays it in a readable format.Information provided include the full domain name, whether HSTS or HPKP are stored, a score, data, expiration time, security property information, subdomain and HPKP pins.The score is a value set by Firefox which increases by one for every 24 hour period the domain is visited.The extension lists a search at the top that you may use to find specific information. Unfortunately, Pin Patrol does not offer any options to delete entries right from within the extension’s interface.Closing WordsPin Patrol makes Firefox’s HSTS and HPKP logs accessible in the browser. That’s handy for a quick check of the log, or making sure that a web server delivers correct information. Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 5 votes Software Name Pin PatrolSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pinpatrol/?src=search Advertisementlast_img read more

Cancun to regulate private vacation rentals same as hotels

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Cancun city council is preparing a new set of rules that will see private vacation rentals regulated in much the same manner as its hotels.The new regulations will be included in the modification of the Urban Development Program of the Cancun Population Center of Benito Juárez Municipality for the state.Eduardo Mariscal de la Selva of the Association of Hotels of Cancun and Puerto Morelos (AHC) says they are preparing the regulations, already working with councilors. Civil Protection and the Municipal Institute of Urban Development of the Municipality of Benito Juárez (Implan) are also participating.Mariscal de la Selva explained that what they seek is the safety of visitors. It is not for the purpose of more tax collection, but to have a record of who and where the vacation rental sites are located. According to a census of Benito Juárez City Council, there are about 7,000 rooms that are rented to tourists and not regulated.“It will be a new regulation that we would be making and it is not so much taxing the activity, but just regulating it,” he added.The properties for tourists needs to be safe so that the tourists have a good image of the destination. Currently this is a risk because we do not know who is renting these spaces and with Cancun being a destination vulnerable to a natural occurrence, it is important to know the names of the guests and know how many there are to transfer them to the shelters.According to the Ministry of Tourism, in Quintana Roo, hotel occupancy is going down in destinations such as Puerto Morelos and Cancun (1.4 percent), Cozumel (2.6 percent) and Riviera Maya (3.8 percent), compared with February of last year.However, the Cancun International Airport reports a rise in the arrival of passengers, which for the AHC is due to the demand for vacation rentals.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)last_img read more

Tampa Bay to get its first fivestar hotel

first_imgTampa Bay to get its first five-star hotel CLEARWATER BEACH — It looks like all systems are a go for a brand new JW Marriott in Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay’s first ever five-star hotel.The 166-room, 15-storey property, which will be managed by Marriott, will boast an infinity pool, outdoor decks and a Spa by JW. Other features include two restaurants, a 300-foot private beach as well as 36 fully furnished JW Marriott Residences – the first of their kind in the United States – on the four upper floors.Early last year, hotelier Uday Lele, whose DreamView Resort will be replaced by the US$120 million project, was in initial talks with Marriott International about the new property. At the time, Marriott could not confirm specific plans for Tampa Bay.That all changed on Monday when the company confirmed it had given Lele the green light to launch sales of the condos under the JW Marriott Name. The one-, two- and three-bedroom units will be priced from $550,000 to $1.3 million and, when rented out, will serve as suites for the hotel.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsConstruction could start as early as this fall after the existing hotel is razed, and will take approximately two years to complete.The new $100 million JM Marriott comes at a time of unprecedented hotel development in the Tampa Bay area. It recently welcomed two large resorts – Opal Sands and they Wyndham – in addition to 27 other bay area hotels that are under construction, adding a total of 4,000 rooms. Posted by Tuesday, April 11, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Share Tags: Marriott Interntaionallast_img read more

6 Food Night Safari

first_img6. Food Night Safari 8. Perth Cultural Centre 1. King’s Park and Botanic Garden Read more: 2. Fremantle Harbour Gorgeous beaches, sweet surf spots and epic shopping, good reasons to give the Gold Coast a go on your next trip Down Under. Just north of Perth is the small fishing town of Lancelin. Watersports enthusiasts will love its bay, sheltered by outer reefs and islands, which creates some of the best conditions around for windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing and pretty much any activity involving water. Lancelin’s sand dunes are a playground for quad-biking, four-wheel driving and sand-boarding. Lying 18km west of Fremantle, and accessible by daily ferry services from Perth (45 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour, or 90 minutes from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty), Rottnest Island attracts half a million visitors a year to go hiking, fishing, swimming, snorkelling… The island is one big nature reserve, home to the rare quokka (a nocturnal marsupial about the size of a domestic cat), while southern right and humpback whales pass by in spring and autumn. 4. Perth Zoo Perth Zoo Australia’s represents biodiversity with 164 species of animals and a wide variety of plants from Australia and beyond. Go on a free guided walking tour and do one of the zoo’s ‘close encounters’, such as getting its male elephant to create your very own masterpiece… Maybe you can guess how?! The Zoo also carries out some fantastic conservation work, with Sumatran orangutans for example, and all exhibits are designed to mimic the animals’ natural habitat. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth’s finest beaches, and Perth has many from which to choose. Walk along the coastline bare-footed on the sand, go swimming (one of Australia’s safest places to swim), surfing, diving or snorkelling, and then treat yourself to an aperito and fresh seafood at somwhere like Cott. & Co. Fish Bar. 5. Cottesloe Beach Perth has a diverse food culture, with a local cuisine inspired by the sea and Southeast Asian (especially Vietnamese) cooking, reflected in the city’s ‘roadside kitchens’ and diverse establishments, five of which you’ll visit on a Food Night Safari. You can book a private tour for eight or more people, or just join in and meet other foodies. 9. Wine tasting in the Swan Valley 7. Lancelin If Perth’s famously wonderful weather is having an off day, or you want a high-brow break from quad-biking, pay a visit to the Perth Cultural Centre. It encompasses the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Blue Room Theatre and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).center_img Related15 ways to get closer to nature and wildlife in Western AustraliaOne of the biggest draws in Western Australia is the wildlife. During just one holiday, you can swim with whale sharks, sand board, meet penguins and watch an amazing sunset over the Kimberley. Here are some of the best ways to experience nature in Western Australia!Exploring Western Australia: 20 things to add to your bucket listWine tasting, surfing and hanging out with humpback whales – it’s all just another day in Western Australia. This region has miles of beautiful coastline, epic national parks, pristine beaches, and an abundance of nature and wildlife, so we’re here to simmer down the best things to do in Western…The best of Perth on a budgetTravelling to Australia on a tight budget? There’s plenty to see in Perth for those with a shoestring budget, from snorkelling in the marine parks to picnicking in Kings Park. Check out these top things to do for free in Perth. Fremantle Harbour is one of Australia’s busiest ports. It is a hive of economic activity with goods such as grain, petroleum and fertilizers transported through the harbour. The waterfront at the western end of Victoria Quay is open to the public so you can watch the port’s workings while sipping coffee at café. Fremantle also has a spectacular weekend market, with locally grown produce, street food and live music (and the world’s largest didgeridoo store). In summer there’s also the Victoria Quay Night Market. Swan Valley, just east of Perth, is Western Australia’s oldest vineyard. You can reach Swan Valley by road, but if you want to taste the wines without spitting them out, hop on board a Swan River cruise from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty. Swan Valley’s other attractions include Caversham Wildlife Park and tthe town of Guildford, with its colonial-period architecture, historic pubs, art galleries and antique shops. From beaches to botanic gardens, wine to whale-watching, seafood to surfing, Perth offers more than your average city break. Find flights to Perth 3. Rottnest Island Top 10 things to do in Gold Coast, Australia Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Top 10 things to do in Melbourne Perth has a free Central Area Transit (CAT) system, with three bus lines navigating Perth’s main attractions between East Perth, West Perth and Northbridge. The central city area is also a free transit zone, meaning any journey starting and ending within its limits is free. So take advantage and explore the city and what it has to offer at your own leisure. From cool cafés to catching some surf near the city centre; check out these tips on what to do in Victoria’s capital. Find hotels in Perth It may be named after a city in Scotland, but the similarities end there. Unlike its Scottish namesake, Perth in Western Australia has a Mediterranean climate. Jenny Longmuir shares her 10 top tips for what to do in around the capital of Western Australia, from the zoo to a (food) safari. King’s Park is one of Perth’s loveliest city green spaces, great for kids, birds, picnics and views of the city (head to Fraser Avenue Lookout for the latter). There are different areas of the park to explore, inlcuding the Western Australian Botanic Garden, its star attraction the Giant Boab, the Tangle – a strange and somewhat spooky area of ‘upside-down trees’, and a 620m-long treetop walkway. Free tours of the park depart daily from Fraser Avenue, outside Aspects of Kings Park. The walks run every day throughout the year. 10. Free tourslast_img read more