a month agoWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster: First win around corner

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster: First win around cornerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster is confident the club will soon win their first game of the season.The Hornets showed plenty of spirit against Arsenal on Sunday, coming back from two goals to draw the game.And Foster thinks a win is just around the corner for the Hertfordshire club.”I was a bit disappointed to be perfectly honest” said the goalkeeper after the Arsenal game.”We were 2-0 down at half-time despite probably being the better team. To draw the game 2-2, it’s great to get a point but three points were there for the taking.”You can’t take it away from the lads, they were fantastic today, in the second-half especially. We created so many chances, the win’s going to come soon.” last_img read more

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Ministry says cleanup operations nearly complete after condensate truck fire on Highway

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Officials with the Ministry of Environment say that cleanup operations are nearly complete after a tanker truck carrying condensate rolled over and burst into flames on Tuesday.Corporal Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP said that the crash happened on Tuesday morning shortly before 8:00 a.m., when the truck – which was carrying roughly 40,000 litres of petroleum condensate – was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash.The driver was airlifted to a Vancouver hospital while members of the Hudson’s Hope Fire Department extinguished the fire. The Ministry of Environment said in a release that all fire activity at the scene of the incident was extinguished Tuesday night.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer spoke with CANUTEC and the Transport Canada Dangerous Goods inspector to ensure an inspection is prepared prior to the removal of the tanker, which is expected to occur on Thursday.A vacuum truck removed 9,000 L of product from the tanker, and a second vacuum truck was scheduled to remove the remaining product some time today.The Ministry said that no further updates on the incident are expected.last_img read more

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GoFundMe campaign set up for two men injured in weekend explosion near

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the two men who were injured in an explosion at a pump house near Chetwynd over the weekend.The two men sustained serious injuries in the explosion, which occurred inside a water pump station at the Aspen Trailer Park in the Wildmare Subdivision, approximately 8 kilometres west of Chetwynd.The pair, identified in the campaign as Devon and Benton Widdicombe, were transported to a local hospital before being airlifted to receive treatment at Vancouver General Hospital’s burn unit. A spokesperson with Worksafe BC was not able to offer any additional details about the explosion, only saying that the incident remains under investigation.“Rebecca (Devon’s wife) and John (Devon and Benton’s dad) are with them,” the campaign states. “Both Rebecca and Devon’s moms are taking care of their 4 children, so that Rebecca can be in Vancouver. Most people know how amazing Devon is and how is always willing to help other people. Any prayers, positive thoughts or help is greatly appreciated, as their families navigate this difficult time. Devon and Benton could be in Vancouver for several weeks.”As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $7,090 of its $5,000 goal.The campaign can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/devon-and-benton-widdicombe?fbclid=IwAR2oNkk5cqzdyg08cw4LwZONHJdKGFVZjYHho8tt4WjWJZ_14-EB7GHFvgslast_img read more

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Judge orders Othman Hamdan to remain in custody

first_imgIn the decision released by Federal Court Judge Martine St-Louis, Hamdan will remain in custody until a full hearing can be scheduled.  A full transcript of the Immigration and Refugee Board hearing must be delivered to the court by August 9, 2019.  The court will then schedule an expedited hearing to determine if Hamdan will be released from custody before being deported back to Jordan.Othman Hamdan came to B.C. from Washington state 16 years ago on a refugee claim and was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.Hamdan, a Jordanian national, was acquitted of those charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017. Immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.The CBSA said that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone-wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Othman Hamdan will stay in custody after the Immigration and Refugee Board said he must be released before being deported.A Federal Court Judge overruled the IRB decision and Hamdan will remain in custody until the Canada Board Services Agency can appeal the decision handed down on Friday.On Friday the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled he must be released from custody until he is deported from Canada.last_img read more

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West Moberly First Nations set for Trial over Site C dam

first_imgMOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is expected to defend the decision made by Christy Clark’s BC Liberal Government in 2014 to approve Site C, which the West Moberly says infringed Treaty 8. West Moberly First Nations Chief Willson said, “We can’t disclose anything confidential from the discussions with BC, but I can assure you that there are dark days ahead for Site C. Watch the numbers climb and the dates slip. Wait for the excuses and the distractions”. The Site C trial will determine whether constitutional rights under Treaty 8 to maintain a traditional way of life have been infringed. If the court sides against the BC Government, court orders could impose further delays or cancel the project in order to prevent the Peace River Valley from being flooded, shares the West Moberly First Nations. “Stopping this dam has always been the right thing to do. It would have taken some courage and some leadership, but it could have saved British Columbia billions of dollars and produced a clear example of reconciliation with First Nations. Instead, the Horgan Government hooked themselves up to Christy Clark’s boondoggle and are watching helplessly as it skids out of control,” said Chief Roland Willson.last_img read more

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World Cup squad selection on April 15, IPL final may be shifted to Hyd

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian squad for the ICC World Cup will be selected on April 15 in Mumbai, the CoA decided Monday apart from giving a one-week deadline to TNCA to get required clearances for keeping the IPL final in Chennai. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) along with three BCCI office bearers met in the Capital to discuss various issues related to IPL and Cricket Operations. The last date for announcing the World Cup squads is April 23 but BCCI has decided to announce it eight days prior to the scheduled date. The World Cup will begin on May 30 in the United Kingdom. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe decision was informally taken at an earlier date but was announced on Monday. While Indian team’s World Cup preparations are on right track with only a couple of slots up for grabs, the formidable Chennai Super Kings team might feel a bit uncomfortable after BCCI zeroed in on Hyderabad as the stand by venue for the May 12 final. The issue of the three empty stands — I, J and K — at the Chepauk has been an issue since 2012 and whenever Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has organised matches (IPL or international), the three stands have remained out of bounds for the spectators as the local municipal corporation has not provided a fit certificate. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe only exception was an ODI match in December 2012, when an exception was made as India was playing Pakistan. The issue many believe is more political between the state government and the TNCA. “Three stands constitute 12,000 spectators. It looks really odd on TV whenever one finds completely empty stands. We don’t want CSK to lose out on home advantage if they qualify for the Play-Offs,” a senior BCCI official said on condition of anonymity. “But we have given them a week’s time to get clearances. If they fail to procure the certificates, the final will be shifted to Hyderabad and play-off and eliminator will go to Bengaluru. Since Sunrisers were runners-up in 2018, they will be hosting the final,” he added. Meanwhile, the CoA also decided on the format of the mini Women’s IPL which will be played with three teams. There will be four games instead of the odd-exhibition match played last year. “The matches will be held at 8 pm which is also TV prime time for men’s matches. One game will be held in Visakhapatnam and other games will be in all likelihood held in Bengaluru,” said a source.last_img read more

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Amazon Pay enables instant money transfer on Android

first_imgBengaluru: Amazon Pay on Monday launched person-to-person (P2P) payments for Android users who can now make instant bank-to-bank transfers using the UPI platform on the Amazon app. Amazon customers can also pay bills, rent and various daily subscriptions, the company said in a statement. “With this launch, we have the largest selection of shopping and payment use cases on the Amazon Android app which provides added convenience and control to our customers,” said Vikas Bansal, Director-Amazon Pay. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraCustomers can send or receive P2P payments by simply selecting a contact from their phone contact book or entering UPI ID or bank account of the recipient. “Amazon auto-detects if the contact is a registered Amazon Pay UPI customer and enables instant bank to bank transfer. If the contact is not registered for Amazon Pay UPI, the customer has the option to pay using any another BHIM UPI ID or contact’s bank account,” the company said. As a launch offer, customers can get up to Rs 120 cashback on sending money through UPI. All payments are secured through multi-factor authentication involving the customer’s phone, SIM details and UPI PIN.last_img read more

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Morocco: An individual tries to smuggle over 140K euros

first_imgTétouan – Members of the customs services at the Bab Sebta (northern Morocco) post arrested, on Tuesday, an individual attempting to smuggle over 140,000 euros.A customs services source said on Wednesday that the individual, a Moroccan living in the Netherlands, attempted to smuggle the sum into the occupied city of Sebta, then into his host country, without complying with the legal procedure in force and declare the sum to the competent national institutions.The accused, born in 1979, carried also in a Morocco-registered car the sum of 47,000 dirhams, and five cheques. He was handed to the police to complete the probe.last_img read more

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Womens volleyball aims to get back on track against Michigan

After losing to No. 9 Illinois, No. 17 Ohio State looks to get back on the winning side in women’s volleyball when the team plays Michigan on Saturday.But coach Geoff Carlston may consider his program already on a winning streak as the program added two scholarship athletes for the 2015-2016 season.The Buckeyes (18-9, 9-6) received National Letters of Intent from Taylor Hughes, a six-foot-one-inch setter from Carroll, Ohio, and Megan Wickey, a six-foot-two-inch outside hitter from Omaha, Neb.Wickey joins sophomore setter Maggie Heim as the other women’s volleyball player to come from Omaha.Carlston was unavailable for comment during Friday’s practice. The Wolverines (11-14, 6-9) have lost six of their last seven matches, including five-set matches losses to the then No. 10 Fighting Illini and No. 4 Wisconsin.But losing six of their last seven games doesn’t seem to bother all the Buckeye players, like senior setter Taylor Sherwin.“I just think we need to bring our ‘A’ game,” Sherwin said. “Like everyone says, (the) Big Ten conference, you never know what you’re gonna get each weekend.”Sherwin is one of four senior Buckeyes to be playing in their final Ohio State vs. Michigan game, and she plans on treating it like any other game.“I think it’s a bittersweet feeling with every gym I go into, knowing I’m not going back in there,” she said.Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell said that the team is motivated for this game because it’s a rivalry game and because of how the Wolverines have performed at Cliff Keen Arena this season.“Any rivalry is game is slightly different, just because of what exists between the two teams,” Campbell said. “They’re going to be a good team — talking about (how) they’ve taken (the Fighting Illini and Badgers) to five sets, we do need to take things seriously.She added that being aggressive on offense and defense is something that must carry over into Ann Arbor, Mich., like they did against the Fighting Illini on Wednesday.The Wolverines will be led by Big Ten Setter of the Week, senior Lexi Dannemiller, a native of West Chester, Ohio. She leads the Big Ten in assists averaging 11.5 per set.Following their game against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes will come back to Columbus for their final three home games of the regular season. Their scheduled to play Iowa (13-13, 5-10) Wednesday and the No. 4 Badgers (23-2, 14-1) Friday. Both matches are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. read more

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Mens Soccer Ohio State falls to Furman in season opener

Ohio State redshirt sophomore goalie Parker Siegfried (1) prepares to send the ball back downfield in the game against BGSU on Sep. 22. Ohio State won 1- 0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe Ohio State men’s soccer team squared off against Furman on Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, marking both the season opener and the first game for first-year head coach Brian Maisonneuve. The Paladines ultimately prevailed 2-0 over the Buckeyes, who open the season 0-1-0.When asked about his team’s performance Friday, redshirt senior midfielder Brady Blackwell felt optimistic after the loss.“Overall, we made a few mistakes that cost us in the back and we gave up goals. But I don’t think we ever gave up and that’s a positive,” Blackwell said.The opening minutes of the match saw the two teams come out in a fast-paced style of play, with quality scoring chances coming for both clubs.Redshirt-sophomore forward Jake Scheper gave the Buckeyes arguably their most realistic chance in the third minute, but his shot was saved by Furman redshirt sophomore goaltender Ben Hale.Furman struck first off a goal from junior midfielder Rocky Guerra in the seventh minute, which beat Buckeye redshirt junior goalie Parker Siegfried to the bottom left corner.The Paladins almost tallied a second midway through the opening half when junior forward Emery May saw his shot hit the crossbar and go out of play.Ohio State played the first half of the match in a 4-5-1 formation, opting for a more defensive look.Siegfried had a busy first half, making five saves.Ohio State nearly leveled the match at the outset of the second half when the ball bounced around in front of the net for several seconds, but the Buckeyes could not capitalize on the opportunity, and the ball was subsequently cleared.Minutes later, the Buckeyes saw a free kick glance off the outside of the right post.Furman added to their lead in the 54th minute as senior midfielder Danny Kierath came free and buried his unassisted shot in the back of the net to make it 2-0.Another golden opportunity for the Buckeyes came up empty as Hale made the save off of a close range shot from senior forward Michael Prosuk.Ohio State continued playing out of a 4-5-1 formation throughout the second half, perhaps an indicator of what look Maisonneuve will most frequently employ in his first season.“We didn’t really know what to expect, we’re still a young group, new coaching staff and everything, so overall it’s not the result we wanted but there’s some positives to take into Sunday so I think that’s what we’ll look to do,” Blackwell said.In the aftermath of his first game as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Maisonneuve called this offseason and this game as part of the process.“It’s a process. It’s going to be a process, again it doesn’t happen overnight,” Maisonneuve said.  “When you play good teams like Furman, they’re going to kind of show you where we’re at, and I thought they did tonight,”For Sunday’s match against Hofstra, Maisonneuve noticed areas of improvement and things to build off of for his squad.“It’s such a quick turnaround, it’s tough to get too much done, but right away from a tactical standpoint our spacing’s got to get better, we were a little bit off in just our overall spacing,” Maisonneuve said. “I thought we started the first half just tentative.”The Buckeyes will be back in action Sunday at 2:30 pm, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, as they wrap up the 2018 Wolstein Classic against Hofstra. read more

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Darmian expects a big challenge for United

first_imgThe Manchester United defender believes Juventus will be extra difficult in the UEFA Champions League match on WednesdayEnglish Premier League club Manchester United will play against Italian Lega Serie A side Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.And for the Red Devils’ full-back Matteo Darmian, there is a big challenge ahead, having played against the Bianconeri when he played for Torino.“I think Juventus are a very big club, one of the biggest clubs in the world,“ the 28-year-old was quoted by Goal.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“For sure, they are the biggest club in Italy and they have won the last seven Serie A (titles) so everyone wants to beat them. They are a very good team and it will be a difficult game.”“They have good organization and are a compact team so it’s difficult to score against them, so we have to be focused and try to score and win the game,” he added.“Cristiano [Ronaldo] was the biggest signing of the summer transfer window,” Darmian said.“We all know the quality of Cristiano, but he’s not the only one we have to look out for because they have a lot of good players, not only up front but also in midfield and defense.”last_img read more

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Agriculture records high growth

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, October 24, 2016 – Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says agricultural production recorded tremendous growth over the last two quarters.  “The quarter up to June, we had an increase over last year of 13.5 per cent. I understand that the figure coming out for the end of September is about 13.9 per cent over last year for that quarter,” he added.Mr. Hutchinson was addressing members of the Seville Benevolent Society Production and Marketing Organization (PMO) in St. Ann on October 21.  The Minister is attributing the increase in production to a major shift in the mode of operation between the Government and the farmers.He said the Government moved to have more farmers operating through organisations such as the production and marketing organisations (PMOs) and benevolent societies, and this has resulted in more benefits and Government support reaching the farmers directly.  “We have put on the front burner the production and marketing organisations. These are what we are working through now and we have found that putting the money through the PMOs…that production is increasing,” the Minister noted.He said the new policy has also resulted in more accountability for the support being given to farmers, as the PMOs are there to ensure that only farmers benefit.   “Once you have organisations and you are able to send the funds directly to them, farmers will use the inputs to increase their production. We are looking to see how we can structure agriculture and we have to do that starting from the base and the base is the farmers. We say to them get involved in the organisations,” the Minister urged.Meanwhile, Mr. Hutchinson lauded the work of the Seville Benevolent Society PMO to boost agriculture in St. Ann.  “I have heard about this organisation for quite some time and the good work that is being done here. I see that St. Ann has the potential of challenging St. Elizabeth as the breadbasket of Jamaica,” he said.The Seville Benevolent Society Production and Marketing Organization (PMO) is now a registered entity with the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies.last_img read more

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Missing schoolboy found dead in Natore

first_imgPolice recovered the throat-silt body of a schoolboy from under a culvert at Kumgram in Singra upazila on Sunday night, two days after he had gone missing.The deceased was Jewel Sarker, a class II student of Kumgram Primary School.Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Singra police station, said Jewel went missing on Friday.Locals spotted his body under the culvert around 8:00pm and informed police.Later, police recovered the body.last_img

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Khaleda challenges govt decision to hold trial inside Keraniganj jail

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia moved the High Court on Sunday challenging the government’s move to hold trial in 17 cases against her inside the Keraniganj central jail, reports UNB.Lawyer Kayser Kamal filed the writ petition on behalf of the former prime minister.He said that the bench of justice Farah Mahbub and justice Khairul Alam might hear the petition on Monday.The law ministry on 13 May issued separate gazette notifications about setting up a makeshift court inside Keraniganj jail and holding trial in 17 cases against Khaleda there.The newly-constructed building-2 of the central jail was declared the makeshift court as per the sub-section 2 of section 9 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.Criticising the gazettes, Kamal said that the constitution does not allow holding trials in jails or open space.Khaleda, a former prime minister, has been in jail since February last year after she was convicted of corruption. Her party claims that the cases against her are politically motivated and accuses the government of plotting to keep her out of national politics – a charge the government denies.Earlier this month, the home minister said that the BNP chief would be taken to Keraniganj jail after her treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.The old central jail, where she had been kept, will be converted into a museum, he told reporters.last_img read more

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Facebook Agrees to New FTC Privacy Oversight Will Pay 5 Billion Fine

first_img Related In addition to the violations of the FTC’s 2012 order, the commission alleges that Facebook violated the agency’s ban on deceptive practices when it told users it would collect their phone numbers to enable a security feature but failed to disclose that it also used those numbers for advertising purposes.The FTC’s agreement with Facebook, in addition to establishing an independent privacy committee composed of Facebook board members, also requires the company to designate compliance officers who will be responsible for Facebook’s privacy program (and will be overseen by the board, not Zuckerberg or other employees).Zuckerberg and designated compliance officers must independently submit to the FTC quarterly certifications that the company is in compliance with the privacy program mandated under the order, as well as an annual certification that the company is in overall compliance with the order. “Any false certification will subject them to individual civil and criminal penalties,” the FTC said.The order also mandates an FTC-approved independent assessor to review Facebook’s privacy program twice yearly who will be required to report directly to the new privacy board committee on a quarterly basis.Under the new FTC-imposed framework, Facebook also is on the hook to remediate “old products that don’t work the way they should” and to build new products to a higher standard, Facebook VP of product partnerships Ime Archibong wrote in a blog. In reviewing the dozen partners continue to access Facebook data, only two — Microsoft and Sony — were still accessing “limited types of friends data,” according to Archibong. “Based on our previous commitments, we are ending these partners’ access to friend data immediately. This was our mistake, and we are correcting it.”The FTC commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the Facebook settlement — breaking along party lines, with the three Republicans giving it a thumbs up and the two Democrats dissenting, saying it didn’t have enough teeth. ×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 Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook Popular on Variety Facebook, under a 20-year settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations, will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine and submit to new oversight by the commission.The settlement promises to strengthen the obligations Facebook has to provide transparency to the FTC about its business practices — with requirements that are over and above what is required by U.S. law, according to the company. However, the FTC deal does not put anything in place that will fundamentally change how Facebook does business, including how it sells advertising or collects data on users.The FTC deal with Facebook, announced Wednesday after months of negotiations, will impose what the commission claimed are “unprecedented new restrictions” on the social-media giant’s business practices related to user privacy. That includes requiring Facebook’s board to establish an independent privacy committee that will remove “unfettered control by Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg over decisions affecting user privacy,” according to the FTC. Zuckerberg is barred from firing directors appointed to the privacy committee, who can only be removed by a supermajority of the Facebook board of directors. Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagram The settlement “does little to change the business model or practices that led to the recidivism,” FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra, a Democrat, wrote in part in a dissenting statement. “The settlement imposes no meaningful changes to the company’s structure or financial incentives, which led to these violations. Nor does it include any restrictions on the company’s mass surveillance or advertising tactics. Instead, the orderallows Facebook to decide for itself how much information it can harvest from users and what it can do with that information, as long as it creates a paper trail.”Separately, Facebook will pay a $100 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission related to its failure to disclose to investors data abuse like the improper sharing of info on millions of Facebook users with Cambridge Analytica. “We share the SEC’s interest in ensuring that we are transparent with our investors about the material risks we face, and we have already updated our disclosures and controls in this area,” Facebook said. Zuckerberg, in a Facebook post, spun the massive FTC fine and new restrictions as an example of the company’s commitment to doing a better job of handling users’ data and suggested Facebook is an industry leader in this area. “We have a responsibility to protect people’s privacy. We already work hard to live up to this responsibility, but now we’re going to set a completely new standard for our industry,” he wrote.It’s the biggest fine ever levied by the FTC — and nearly 20 times more than the previous highest privacy-related penalty by a regulator anywhere in the world, according to the agency. The agreement settles FTC charges that the company violated a 2012 order by “deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information.”“Despite repeated promises to its billions of users worldwide that they could control how their personal information is shared, Facebook undermined consumers’ choices,” FTC Chairman Joe Simons said in a statement.The $5 billion fine, which Facebook already told investors it was prepared to pay, is less than the company’s net profit ($5.43 billion) for the first quarter of 2019 alone. Shares of Facebook were down about 1% after the FTC settlement was announced. Facebook is scheduled to report Q2 earnings after market close Wednesday.Word of the FTC’s approval of the $5 billion fine leaked out earlier this month. The large fine is designed “not only to punish future violations but, more importantly, to change Facebook’s entire privacy culture to decrease the likelihood of continued violations,” according to Simons.The official announcement comes as tech giants face a growing political backlash over their economic power. On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced a broad antitrust review of large internet platforms.last_img read more

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When kids indulge in Warli art

first_imgLearning the fact that they grasp everything quickly, an art teacher from Ahmednagar’s Nutan Madhyamik Vidyalaya has encouraged his students from class 10 to take up Warli art. Warli art is basically a tribal art which is dying a slow death and hence, to revive it with freshness, India International Centre is going to present a collection of the students’ artworks, in the national Capital.The exhibition titled- ‘Transformation Through Art’ which begins on May 18 will showcase the Warli paintings made by students of Arvind J Kudia, art teacher, Cantonment Board School, Ahmednagar Cantonment, Maharashtra. The participating artists are Adnan Kazi, Shadab Kazi, Jayesh Kale, Zakir Shaikh, Prakash Nanavare, Sanket Shelke, Rishikesh Salve and Ankit Sathe. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A preview of the exhibition will be held on Tuesday. Learning Warli art has brought about a joyful transformation in the lives of the students of Ahmednagar Cantonment Board Schools. Albeit underprivileged and bereft of better opportunities, these children under the passionate and tireless tutelage of their art teacher, have created masterpieces that are on display at the exhibition. The students are from different backgrounds and their interest in art increases hope among art enthusiasts. Adnan Kazi and Shadab Kazi have expressed their wish to become artists. Their father is a mechanic and mother is homemaker.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJayesh Kale, a jubilant boy is a son of a painter and wants to become an artist. His mother is a homemaker. Zakir Shaikh is son of a part time cook and a homemaker wants to become a teacher. Prakash Nanaware longs to at least complete graduation. His mother toils as a maid as his father is unemployed. Sanket Shelke, a son of a government school teacher and a homemaker aims to become an engineer.Rishikesh Salve, a son of a humble waiter in a small eatery dreams of becoming a landscape artist. Aniket Sathe intends to at least become a graduate and self-employed. His mother is a homemaker and father is tempo driver.last_img read more

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Body of missing surfer found off Costa Ricas Pacific coast

first_imgThe body of 22-year-old Ricardo Andrés González was discovered Tuesday afternoon afterthe surfer went missing this past weekend when he was swallowed under by a strong current off of Caldera beach on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast.Costa Rican Coast Guard officers retrieved the drowned body of the missing surfer with their patrol boat around noon on Tuesday near the coast of Tivives, which is about 13 kilometers south of Caldera. According to a Red Cross spokesman, González had been missing since Friday afternoon.Initially, a private boat with some of González’s relatives aboard located the body and held it close to the craft before officials lifted it out of the water, according to a press release from the Security Ministry.González was from San Antonio de Belén in Heredia. Facebook Comments Related posts:Canadian longtime expat goes missing in Costa Rica under ‘strange’ circumstances Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s parents submit DNA to investigators Update: Missing US tourist found dead in Costa Rica Human remains in Corcovado could belong to missing US hiker Cody Diallast_img read more

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Virgin Air NZ reduce CHC services

first_imgVirgin Australia and Air New Zealand said they will reduce services to and from Christchurch by up to 14 percent, as part of their “new-look” network. Commencing from November this year, operational adjustments released by the aligned carriers yesterday highlighted that decreased services to the city were decided “to match the reduction in demand” following February’s earthquake.Meanwhile travel between Auckland and Adelaide will see a capacity increase of up to 16 percent, particularly during the peak summer months with an eight times weekly service as well as a 3.5 percent rise in service between Australia and Wellington.“Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are also committed to growing the market, with plans to grow capacity further from March next year for the Northern Summer schedule,” Virgin Australia Group executive commercial Liz Savage said.  As part of operational changes the two carriers’ said they will connect up to 57 services across the trans-Tasman, creating the “largest ever” Australasian route network. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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October 7 2015The part of the fence between the c

first_imgOctober 7, 2015The part of the fence between the construction yard and the recycling area has been covered with new wire fence material.[photo by Hildi Cruz]Here is workshop participant Felipe tying the fencing to posts.[photo by Hildi Cruz]Felipe and Ron Chandler.[photo by Hildi Cruz]Fence posts have been set in concrete around the construction yard.[photo by Sue Kirsch]More to come.last_img

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Samsung has acquired US and Israelbased web TV se

first_imgSamsung has acquired US and Israel-based web TV service Boxee in a deal rumoured to be worth around US$30 million (€23 million).Boxee, which was founded in 2007 and released its first web-streaming set-top box in 2010, said in a statement that its team would be joining Samsung and would work on products “that marry the best hardware and software in the TV space.”While the firm said that it was working behind the scenes to ensure there is “minimal impact” to current users of Boxee devices, it added that its beta cloud DVR functionality will be discontinued on July 10.Boxee began working on its cloud DVR service in 2011 and launched it as part of Boxee TV in late 2012, allowing users to record, store and access linear TV programmes in the cloud.Speaking at an event in London in May, Boxee’s senior director of business development Ryan Troy said its revamped cloud DVR service – which aimed to bring together broadcast TV channels, DVR and internet apps into one simple experience – was live in nine US markets with plans to roll out to more in the future.With the takeover, Boxee said users would not be able to access their existing cloud DVR recordings after July 10.“We realise many of you loved the service, and we’re sorry it won’t be available moving forward,” it said.The firm added that it was “incredibly proud of what we’ve built” and was “excited about the next chapter for our team.”Samsung said in a statement that it had acquired “key talent and assets” from Boxee and would use these to “continue to improve the overall user experience across our connected devices.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though both TechCrunch and Isreali site TheMarker cited an approximate US$30 million pricetag.last_img read more

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