People excluded from NRC not stateless clarifies MEA

first_imgNew Delhi: People left off the NRC are not “stateless” and will continue to enjoy all the rights as before till they exhaust all the remedies available under the law, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.It said exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of an individual resident in Assam and that they will not be deprived of any rights or entitlements which they have enjoyed before. The MEA’s comments came in the wake of commentaries in sections of the foreign media about certain aspects of the final NRC which it said are “incorrect”. Out of 3.3 crore applicants, over 19 lakh people were excluded from the final NRC published on Saturday. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed shock over the exclusion of one lakh Gorkha people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. P6last_img read more

UN agencies prepare to respond after flash floods strike Ethiopia

Food, water, health care and other non-food items are needed to help the inhabitants of the Somali and Oromiya administrative regions of Ethiopia, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported. The Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) is also affected.A multi-agency UN mission is being dispatched to the affected area to identify the biggest emergency and recovery needs, according to OCHA.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) is also finalizing preparations to send emergency health kits after discussions with national health authorities.The floods, which have occurred in an area beset by drought in recent months, follow heavy rains in both the Somali region and the highlands of the neighbouring Oromiya region. The rains caused the Wabi Shebelle, Genale, Woito and Omo rivers to break their banks.Large swathes of Ethiopia remain hard-hit by persistent drought, and OCHA has warned that millions of dollars are needed to protect the country’s poorest from malnutrition, starvation and disease. 20 November 2008United Nations humanitarian agencies are preparing to send emergency supplies to southern and eastern Ethiopia, where flash floods following heavy rains have displaced locals and damaged about 2,000 hectares of cropland. read more

New York Knicks Chandler Likely to Miss 6 Weeks

New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler may miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right leg during his team’s 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.An organization official announced the player’s injury Wednesday, adding that X-rays showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not necessary at this time.  Chandler went down after colliding with Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker in the first quarter. He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.The Knicks (1-) are off to slow start after taking the Atlantic Division title last season – the team’s first time winning that title since 1994.The 7-foot Chandler will be missed on the Knicks defense and rebounding at the rim.“He’s a big piece to what we do,” coach Mike Woodson said after the game. read more

Gemcom takes control of Russian distributor

first_imgGemcom Software International has announced that effective April 4, 2012 it acquired a majority interest in independent distributor Gemcom Russia. For over 15 years, Gemcom has provided products and services to the Russian mining industry, and with a direct interest in the Russian market through this acquisition, Gemcom increases its commitment to supporting and growing its Russian business. Gemcom Russia states that it has a well established presence, with many major customers and a recognised and trusted services team of Russian speaking mining professionals including geologists, mining engineers and surveyors.Gemcom also has strong ties to educational institutions and a significant investment in the future of the mining industry, with software installed at over 14 local universities. This business integration provides the ideal platform to deliver software and services which address the specific concerns of Russia’s market; allowing operations there to increase efficiency and keep up with growing demand.“I am delighted to welcome Gemcom Russia as a full partner in the Gemcom family,” said Rick Moignard, Gemcom President and CEO. “This presents an exciting opportunity for both Gemcom and our clients in Russia. With vast mineral resources, Russia is an expanding market with a substantial need for technology which will allow operations to increase efficiency. There is an increasing focus in the country on sustainable mining productivity, which is fuelling demand for the solutions that Gemcom provides. Having a team who understands the particular complexities of doing business in the country will allow us to support the growth of our clients and the Russian mining industry.”“We are very pleased to be joining the Gemcom team. This partnership provides our clients with access to the full range of Gemcom’s software and global base of expertise, helping them to further drive productivity and efficiency throughout their operations,” said Olga Stagurova, General Director for Gemcom Russia. “Clients will also benefit from access to an expanded Russian language support team and increased investment in products which address the needs of the Russian market. Improved Gemcom business integration, strengthened resources, and increased investment will allow us to help our clients address the challenges they face throughout the mining value chain.”last_img read more

Vote for the Best player of EHF CL Preliminary Round

← Previous Story Ergo Arena to open for handball with Poland vs Germany – record attendance expected! Next Story → Nikola Karabatic for Handball-Planet.com: “We don’t have problem – EHF CL is too strong” The best 16 teams in Europe will find their rivals on Tuesday, when  the first draw after the Velux EHF Champions League Preliminary Round will be organised. Handball-Planet.com made a nominations of the TOP 10 players, Fans will decide, who was the best in the first part of the season. You can vote for:MIKKEL HANSEN (AG COPENHAGEN)ZLATKO HORVAT (C.O ZAGREB)FRANTISEK SULC (PICK SZEGED)DARKO STANIC (HC METALURG)MICHAL JURECKI (VIVE TARGI KIELCE)GABOR CSASZAR (MKB VESZPREM)HANS LINDBERG (HSV)FILIP JICHA (THW KIEL)KIRIL LAZAROV (BM ATLETICO MADRID)LASZLO NAGY (F.C BARCELONA)LINK FOR VOTING read more

Serbian stars decline comeback to NT

Momir Ilic, Marko Vujin, Alem Toskic, Ivan Gajić and Nenad Vuckovic won’t be a part of the Serbian national team for the upcoming matches against Poland in Gdansk and Belarus at home in Nis. Most of the Serbian stars who havent been a part of the national team in the last year under coach Dejan Peric, responsed negatively to new-old coach Jovica Cvetkovic who led NT between 2006 and 2009.A good news for Serbian fans before away clash with Poland in Gdansk on November 3 is comeback of Rastko Stojkovic, experienced line-player, but also left wing Dobrivoje Markovic, goalkeeper Strahinja Milic…ROSTER:Milić Strahinja goalkeeper VARDAR (MKD)Cupara Vladimir goalkeeper ABANKA ADEMAR LEON (ESP)Arsić Darko goalkeeper METALURG (MKD)Ilić Nemanja left wing TULUZ (FRA)Marković Dobrivoje left wing PPD ZAGREB (CRO)Đukić Darko right wing VIVE KILCE (POL)Radivojević Bogdan right wing FLENSBURG (GRE)Šešum Žarko back GEPINGEN (GER)Rinić Momir back MELSUNGEN (GER)Abutović Ilija back VARDAR (MKD)Nenadić Petar back FUKSE BERLIN (GER)Đorđić Petar back FLENSBURG (GRE)Zelenović Nemanja right back MAGDEBURG (GER)Terzić Stefan right back BENFIKA (POR)Stanojević Aleksandar right back AL AHLI (KSA)Stojković Rastko line-player MESKOV BREST (BLR)Marsenic Mijajlo line-player VARDAR (MKD)Nikolić Zoran line-player KONSTANCA (ROU) ← Previous Story Slovenia and Vujovic together until 2020! Next Story → Newcomers Dobrogea Sud are leaders in Romania! read more

Sitdown Sunday How female directors are changing porn

first_img Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 9:00 AM Sitdown Sunday: How female directors are changing porn Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. By Aoife Barry Share Tweet Email3 Source: Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHOWe live in a world where literally anything – good or bad – is at our fingertips. But is the internet of things a positive thing for us?(The Guardian, approx 19 mins reading time)I don’t for a second want to downplay the value of such a product for people who have ageing parents to look after, or kids to drop off at daycare, or for whom simply getting in the car to pick up some cat food may take an hour or more out of their day. But the benefit to the individual customer is tiny compared with what Amazon gains. Sure, you never run out of cat food. But Amazon gets data on the time and place of your need, as well as its frequency and intensity, and that data has value.2. The true story behind Wonder Woman George Pérez is the man responsible for reinventing Wonder Woman, paving the way for the current movie. Here’s his story.(Vulture, approx 23 mins reading time)No character suffered from the ailments of continuity more than Wonder Woman. First introduced in 1940s tales that formed a kind of pop-culture feminist urtext, she had been depicted as a lasso-wielding warrior named Diana from an advanced society of ancient Amazons on a place called Paradise Island. She was a liberated woman before people generally spoke of such things, possessing an array of superpowers ranging from super-strength to ESP, as well as a curious fondness for bondage.3. Why your city can put you in a bad mood 7 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 4. The white wedding dress industrial complexIf you know anything about weddings, you’ll know the dress is a hugely important part of it. But does it have to be?(Racked, approx 13 mins reading time)Wedding traditions, of course, are nearly endlessly varied across cultures, nations, communities, and religions worldwide. Huge wedding parties and lavish ceremonies, celebrations, and expenditures have been part of numerous non-Western and non-white cultures since before America was even a country. But in this country, even within our comparatively short history, weddings are still a relatively recent invention. In the 19th century, the American wedding was, even among wealthy families, mostly a small and private affair. IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Good kid, smart city http://jrnl.ie/3432964 Jun 11th 2017, 9:00 AM 32,109 Views Short URL Source: Shutterstock/Pla2naThe cities we inhabit can have a more intense effect on our emotions than we realise. Here’s how their design can affect us.(BBC, approx 12 mins reading time)Greater interaction across the disciplines would, for example, reduce the chances of repeating such architectural horror stories as the 1950s Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St Louis, Missouri, whose 33 featureless apartment blocks – designed by Minoru Yamasaki, also responsible for the World Trade Center – quickly became notorious for their crime, squalour and social dysfunction. Critics argued that the wide open spaces between the blocks of modernist high-rises discouraged a sense of community, particularly as crime rates started to rise. They were eventually demolished in 1972. 5. Women and porn Source: Shutterstock/sirtravelalotThere’s a new breed of porn director, and it’s a woman. Here’s how they’re changing the industry. (Some of the images in this piece are NSFW).(Harper’s Bazaar, approx 12 mins reading time)“It’s heterosexual, middle-aged white men who have these fantasies with boobs and ass. You know the ones, they love their cars and their drinks.” This, says Barcelona-based director Erika Lust, is who is behind the majority of today’s mainstream porn. “They cast the same kind of very young women with very slim bodies and large breasts. They might have different hair colors, but more or less it’s the same kind of women, over and over again.”6. The hidden HIV epidemic This longread from the NYT Magazine looks into the hidden US epidemic of HIV among black gay and bisexual men. Why is it the case that the rate of the virus among them is the highest in the world?(The New York Times Magazine, approx 47 mins reading time)The crisis is most acute in Southern states, which hold 37 percent of the country’s population and as of 2014 accounted for 54 percent of all new H.I.V. diagnoses. The South is also home to 21 of the 25 metropolitan areas with the highest H.I.V. prevalence among gay and bisexual men. Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, the country’s poorest state, is best known for blues, barbecue and “The Help.” It also has the nation’s highest rate — 40 percent — of gay and bisexual men living with H.I.V., followed by Columbia, S.C.; El Paso; Augusta, Ga.; and Baton Rouge, La. In Jackson, a small city of just over 170,000, half a dozen black gay or bisexual men receive the shock of a diagnosis every month, and more than 3,600 people, the majority of them black men, live with the virus.…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES… Ben Taub recently won a major award for this article, The Assad Files, on the top-secret documents “that tie the Syrian regime to mass torture and killings”.(The New Yorker, approx 53 mins reading time)In the past four years, people working for the organization have smuggled more than six hundred thousand government documents out of Syria, many of them from top-secret intelligence facilities. The documents are brought to the group’s headquarters, in a nondescript office building in Western Europe, sometimes under diplomatic cover. There, each page is scanned, assigned a bar code and a number, and stored underground. A dehumidifier hums inside the evidence room; just outside, a small box dispenses rat poison. More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday>last_img read more

Dunleavy vetoes ferry funding added by the Legislature in the wake of

first_imgCordova Mayor Clay Koplin predicted that’s going to hurt the state’s economy by cutting off commerce between communities. The Legislature’s attempt to add funding to the Alaska Marine Highway System has been blocked. “It’s pretty simple economics: we either do business in the state and have a ferry system and a (marine) highway we can use or we have to look for alternatives,” Koplin said Monday. “If we don’t have a ferry and a way to get in out of the community and conduct our business — it’s going to hurt.” In a fiscal note, the governor’s office called the budget item “premature” ahead of a $250,000 study commissioned to reshape the system. “As the winter schedule is finalized, please keep in mind that AMHS funding for the fiscal year 2020 has been reduced by $43 million and the winter schedule is fiscally constrained,” the statement said. “The 31% budget reduction from previous fiscal years will limit the adjustments that can be made to the schedule.” Gov. Mike Dunleavy used his line-item veto power to eliminate $5 million added by lawmakers in the wake of a $43 million cut that will mean long gaps in service. Just hours after the governor’s announcement, the Alaska Department of Transportation released a statement saying it was working to finalize its winter ferry schedule. “They’re cut off,” Ortiz said Monday. “They don’t have access to medical care if they’re not allowed to fly because now the marine highway is not there for them.” A draft winter schedule released last month proposes no ships on Prince William Sound between October and May. The fiscal note accompanying the line-item veto notes that the ferry study is due in mid-October. He says he’s heard from coastal residents who can’t get on a plane and are facing as long as seven months with no ferries. “I don’t know how it could be premature. We could see that these areas were going to be without needed services,” said Rep. Dan Ortiz, a Ketchikan independent. Kennicott at Hubbard Glacier. (Photo by Geraldine Young, Alaska DOT&PF)last_img read more

Jada Pinkett Smith opens up about porn addiction

first_imgJada Pinkett Smith at the Aladdin premiereInstagramIn her most controversial talk show, Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith has opened up about her porn addiction in the presence of her daughter, Willow Smith. The show has often had some headline-worthy stories by celebrities to share. This time was no different. For her recent episode, Jada was graced by her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Willow Smith. Talks did turn a little intimate as the ladies spoke about watching porn and their experience in the same.To this, Jada revealed about her porn addiction days. “Back in the day, I had a little porn addiction, but I wasn’t in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not…thank goodness,” Jada said, adding a li’l later, “I actually feel like I was using ‘addiction’ a little lightly. And maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence.” Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table TalkInstagramOn the same, Willow also got candid about her porn watching habits and revealed when she started watching it. “I remember the first time I went on Willow’s Tumblr, she was 10 or 11,” Jada said. “She was very matter of fact, she was like, ‘I’m going to my Tumblr page, but as we’re going to the Tumblr page, you’re going to see a lot of stuff. This has nothing to do with me.’ I was like, ‘Okay.’ So she’s just scrolling, scrolling. And when I tell you I saw some of the most hard-core pornography on Tumblr.”Finally, as the conversation continued, the oldest of the generation, Grandma Adrienne stated, “I cannot believe that I’m having this conversation with my daughter and granddaughter!” Well, they sure are a bunch we’d like an alliance with, considering how open and cool they are about these subjects!Jada Pinkett Smith, along with the entire family, Willow, Jaden and Trey, attended the premiere of Will Smith’s Aladdin. For the same, Jada even rocked a Genie-inspired look wherein she wore a blue embellished crop top and long wide-legged pants. Jada completed her look with silver strappy heels. Aladdin is set to release on May 25, which is this Friday.last_img read more

Full Show Political Roundup And Outdoor Dining Oct 4 2017

first_img 00:00 /52:01 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: State lawmakers are in Houston to learn what Texas can do to reduce damages from future storms like Harvey. News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider will tell us what was discussed. And we learn about Arkema’s response to a lawsuit brought against them after Harvey.Also this hour: It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye to how it all might affect Houston and Texas.Then, local food writers discuss their favorite places to eat outdoors in this month’s installment of The Full Menu.And Rice University and Preservation Houston are launching a short-term course called City In A City, where participants will learn about the distinctive enclaves within Houston that have their own, unique personality — and sometimes even their own governments.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Sharelast_img read more

Remembering the Lady In The Lake 52 Years Later

first_imgDavid Parker, 56, spoke exclusively with the AFRO about how his mother’s unsolved death affected his upbringing and exactly who Shirley Parker was.On June 2, 1969, a crew was dispatched to the Druid Hill Park Reservoir to replace burned out lights on the fountain in the middle of the lake. While replacing the lights, one of the crew members climbed the ladder into the fountain, where he discovered the body of a badly decomposed woman.She was face down in about two feet of water. The woman was fully clothed in brown slacks, a yellow, orange, and white blouse, and brown boots. The woman was soon identified as Shirley Lee Parker, 33, a twice divorced mother of two boys.Parker was last seen on April 23 after she went out with some friends. Later that night she discovered, her boyfriend at the time, Arno West, had another girlfriend and he had spent Parker’s paycheck to buy the other woman a pantsuit.According to neighbors, Parker and West could be heard having a “heated argument” on the front steps of his mother’s home on Gwynns Falls Parkway. Parker had stormed there after she learned about the other woman. West told police he and Parker took a drive to “cool off.”The couple went to another bar for more drinks and then to Druid Hill Park. She requested he stop the car so she could get out and walk around the park. West told police he became worried and began following Parker when he saw her climbing over the 15 foot gate to the lake.After he handed her purse, and persuaded her to not swim in the lake, West told police that he drove her home that night. Parker’s mother states she never came home.West eventually failed a lie detector test but was released because no actual crime had been committed.“I don’t believe he had anything to do with it,” said David Parker. “That man had to go to a mental hospital after my mother died. He had to be put in a hospital for a little bit because everyone was accusing him.”“I don’t believe him or my father had anything to do with it,” he said.Shirley Parker wore many hats in her 33 years. She was a “still window model” for The Hecht Company, a chain of department stores. “She used to stand in the window and you would actually think she was a mannequin. She had 15 jobs at one time.”At the time of her disappearance, Shirley Parker was a barmaid at the Sphinx Club and a Urban League secretary.David Parker’s time with his mother was brief even though he lived with her and his grandmother while an older brother resided in Pennsylvania with his own father.“My mom she was a good mom. She was very attentive to me and my brothers needs. She was a very outspoken type woman and everybody liked her; everybody,” David said.How did a bright, hard working woman that everyone adored end up dead in a fountain leaving a whole city to wonder if something sinister happened?“What I think happened was my mother swam out into the lake because she was an excellent swimmer, she got awards for swimming. I feel like she swam out there to clear her mind after the argument with Arno and to think about me and my brother. I think when she was ready to go, she stood up and fell back and hit her head on the spout where the water comes out, because the autopsy said she had a hole in the back of her head.”“I think she hit her head and fell back and was unconscious and with the water coming down on her, she drowned.”David Parker said he has been unable to find any answers after all these years. “I just want some closure…even if they say anything to pacify me. I have six children asking about their grandmother and I can’t give them no answers.”While he has asked the police about the case several times over the years, he said he has gotten nowhere.David Parker said he’s constantly thinking about his mom. He cries all the time but he doesn’t want to put his 92 year old father or his brother through the pain of reopening the case.“Even if they don’t close the case or find out what happen, I just want one thing done…I want the lights in the fountain turned back on in the Reservoir in memory of my mother; even if it’s just for one day.”“I want to start a foundation for mom…I want to get Druid Hill Lake Drive renamed to Shirley Parker Way…but I can’t do them all by myself,” David Parker said.Shirley Parker is buried in Laurel, Md.Even if the case never gets solved, even if no one is ever brought to justice for what happened to Shirley Parker, Baltimore will never forget “The Lady In The Lake.” He was just 9-years old when his mother went missing in April 1969. Two months later, long after his grandmother reported her daughter missing, her body was found in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park.last_img read more

Wattpad Appoints Devashish Sharma as First India Manager EXCLUSIVE

first_imgSharma has previously held roles in Toronto and Silicon Valley. He joins Wattpad from CoHo, one of India’s top co-living companies, where he was a founder. He will be based in Mumbai and report to Wattpad chief product officer & co-founder Ivan Yuen.“India is home to some of the most creative storytellers on the planet, with the most exciting literary and entertainment sectors anywhere,” said Lau. “Devashish understands both the product and community sides of technology, which is the perfect combination to help us expand our business in India.”“India’s media market is growing at an incredible pace, with producers and OTT services struggling to meet the demand for local content. India is a land of stories,” said Sharma.Earlier this year Wattpad hired Dexter Ong, as head of Asia for Wattpad Studios in Hong-Kong. In August, it struck a deal with Asian regional steaming platform Iflix to co-produce more than a dozen original movies in Indonesia. Wattpad, which hosts a platform with more than 400 million user-generated stories, has appointed Devashish Sharma as its first country head for India.Toronto-based Wattpad is home to a community of more than 70 million people who spend over 22 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories. Earlier this year it raised $51 million in a funding round led by China’s Tencent and also including BDC, Globe Telecom’s Kickstart Ventures, Peterson Group, and existing investor Raine Group.Sharma will be expected to grow Wattpad’s user-base in India, and work with local partners to turn Wattpad stories into film, television, print and digital projects. It currently claims 2.6 million monthly users and more than 4 million story uploads from India. Content can be viewed in Indian languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Assamese, Marathi, and Oriya. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter

first_imgNew research in the UK on rhesus macaque monkeys has found for the first time that if they live in larger groups they develop more gray matter in parts of the brain involved in processing information on social interactions. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Similar structures for face selectivity in human and monkey brains The researchers, led by Jerome Sallet of Oxford University, said the results of the new study bear some similarities to research by other groups working with humans, that related brain size to the extent of social interactions. These studies include recent work that suggested a link between the volume of some regions of the brain and the number of online friends people have in social networking sites such as Facebook.The new study observed 23 macaques in a number of groups of different sizes. The monkeys were kept in their groups for an average of over a year, and a minimum of two months. One monkey was alone in its cage, but in all the other groups, which had from two to seven individuals, a heirarchy developed in which an individual’s rank depended on the monkey’s ability to form successful social interactions, such as friendships and partnerships.The study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare the brains of the monkeys, and the results showed that in the temporal areas of the brain associated with social interaction skills, around a five percent increase in the volume of gray matter was found for each additional group member. The regions of the brain that increased in volume included the temporal pole, temporal cortex, and the inferior and rostral temporal gyri. The researchers also compared the brains of male monkeys at various levels in the dominance-based heirarchy and found a number of brain areas, particularly the prefrontal cortex and inferior temporal sulcus, were enlarged in males of higher rank.The research demonstrated that the social networks caused the changes in the brain (rather than enlarged brain areas influencing position in the social network, or the size of the network) because the scientists manipulated the size and makeup of the groups over a period of several months, and observed the changes in the brains of the monkeys.Earlier research has shown that the brain shows plasticity, which means it can change in volume in different regions in response to environmental changes or acquisition of new skills or knowledge. Research had not previously shown brain plasticity in relation to social networking skills.The paper was published in the journal Science on 4th November. Citation: Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter (2011, November 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-monkeys-larger-friend-networks-gray.html Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

How to update the Microsoft Edge web browser

first_imgHow to update the Microsoft Edge web browser by Martin Brinkmann on March 18, 2018 in Internet Explorer – Last Update: March 20, 2018 – 27 commentsMicrosoft launched the web browser Microsoft Edge as the default system browser of the Windows 10 operating system. The company made Edge the default browser but distributes Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 as well with the operating system.Microsoft Edge is integrated in Windows 10; it is not available for any other version of Windows and it appears that Microsoft has no intention to change that. The company did release Microsoft Edge for Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems, however.The following guide is about updating the desktop version of Microsoft Edge. If you want to update the Android version of Edge or the iOS version, check out the official Stores to do so.How to update EdgeMicrosoft Edge is not available as a separate download. Windows users can’t download a web installer or the most recent version of Microsoft Edge to install it on a device running Windows 10.Microsoft Edge is updated through Windows Update primarily. Administrators and users need to distinguish between two types of updates:Cumulative updates for Windows 10 that update Microsoft Edge to a new minor version.Feature updates for Windows 10 that update Edge to a new major version.Cumulative updates increase Edge’s version slightly and feature updates in a major way. If you check the version of Microsoft Edge on a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update system, you will notice that it returns version 41.x. The same check on a Spring Creators Update system returns the version as 42.x right now.In other words: Microsoft Edge’s version is directly related to the feature update version of Windows 10 installed on the PC.It is impossible to update Edge to a new version of the browser that Microsoft introduced in a newer feature update.If you run a system with the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you cannot update Edge to the version introduced in the Fall Creators Update or Spring Creators update.The only option you have is to upgrade the Windows 10 machine to a newer feature update version to update Edge at the same time.Microsoft releases security updates for earlier versions of Microsoft Edge provided that the feature update version of Windows 10 is still supported by the company. New features, however, do get introduced in versions of Edge released in more recent feature updates.How to update Microsoft Edge Use the keyboard shortcut Windows-I to open the Settings appSelect Update & Security.Make sure Windows Update is selected.Click on “check for updates” to run a manual check for updates.Download any new cumulative update that is offered to you.Tip: You may also want to download the most recent Adobe Flash Player version to make sure it is up to date.Microsoft Edge versionsMicrosoft maintains different versions of the Edge browser:Windows 10 Insider Builds — The most recent version of Edge.Windows 10 Feature Update, current — The most recent stable version of Edge.Windows 10 Feature Updates, previous — Older versions of Microsoft Edge that lack features.Check the version of Microsoft EdgeYou can check the installed version of Microsoft Edge in the following way:Open the Microsoft Edge web browser.Select the menu icon (…) and then Settings from the menu that opens.Scroll all the way down to the “about this app” section.Edge lists its version and the version of EdgeHTML.Note: Websites and download portals that claim that they offer Microsoft Edge downloads, don’t. They either redirect you to Microsoft’s Edge homepage (where you can’t download the browser), or to the mobile app stores where you can download the mobile version of Microsoft Edge for Android or iOS.Now you: Have you tried Edge? What is your take?Related articlesFirst look at Microsoft Edge Preview for AndroidHow to run Microsoft Edge on Windows 7Microsoft Edge Annoyances revisitedMicrosoft Edge: reveal hidden preferences on about:flagsMicrosoft Edge usage doubles in a year (according to Microsoft)SummaryArticle NameHow to update the Microsoft Edge web browserDescriptionFind out about the nuances of updating the default Windows 10 web browser Microsoft Edge to make sure you run the latest version of the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Paddle out and ring in the New Year in Hilo with KapohoKine

first_imgPaddle out and ring in the New Year in Hilo with KapohoKine << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Hawaii, Hawaii Special Edition, KapohoKine Adventures Travelweek Group Monday, December 10, 2018 center_img Get ready for a show this New Year’s Eve! KapohoKine Adventures, a leading eco-adventure tour operator on Hawaii Island, is sponsoring Hilo Bay’s first-ever New Year’s Eve fireworks show, a free community event that is sure to usher in the New Year with a bang.To commemorate the event, the company is offering the ‘New Year’s Paddle Out Experience’, beginning at 10:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Guests can choose from a single- or double-seat kayak, two-seat clear hull canoe or stand-up pedal board, which they will then use to raft up with a guide to enjoy the overhead pyrotechnics and a complimentary champagne toast.This package is priced at US$89 plus tax, per person and includes equipment rental, guided paddle and champagne. It’s valid for Dec. 31, 2018 and is limited to 21 people.The first annual Hilo Bay New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show is free and open to the public, and will begin at midnight and last 15 minutes.For more information go to KapohoKine.com. Posted by Sharelast_img read more

British PM says Assad must step down

first_img Sponsored Stories Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Thursday on Syria’s president to step down following an escalation of violence and bombings in the capital Damascus.Cameron also appealed to Russia and China to support a new U.N. resolution that threatens non-military sanctions and is tied to Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which could eventually allow the use of force to end the conflict. Comments   Share   “It is time for him to go, it is time for transition in this regime,” Cameron said. “Clearly Britain doesn’t support violence on either side, but if there isn’t transition there is going to be civil war. That is the clear fact that we can all see on the ground.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates “It is time for the United Nations Security Council to Pass clear and tough messages about sanctions, I believe under Chapter 7 of the U.N., and be unambiguous about it,” Cameron said.Russia, which is a close Syrian ally, has said it will veto any Chapter 7 resolution.In Moscow on Wednesday, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pointed to Wednesday’s deadly bombing in the heart of Damascus that killed the defense minister and his deputy, President Bashar Assad’s powerful brother-in-law, and accused the West of inciting the Syrian opposition.Russia is vehemently opposed to sanctions and any mention of Chapter 7 and Lavrov argued that the British text amounted to support for the rebels and would lead to more bloodshed.“I would appeal to those who in the past have held out against tough action against Syria that what more evidence do we need of a brutal regime in Syria?,” Cameron saidHe made the call in Kabul, where he is meeting with the Afghan president and Pakistani prime minister to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan.The British leader said it was time for Assad to “go,” saying that otherwise civil war is inevitable. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

Newly launched Phuket Hotels Association unveils Brand Phuket

first_imgSource = Phuket Hotels Association Newly launched Phuket Hotels Association unveils Brand Phuket From left: Mr. David Keen, CEO of QUO; Mr. Wichit Na Ranong, Former President of the Tourism Council of Thailand and owner of The Slate Phuket resort; Mr. Anthony Lark, President of Phuket Hotels Association; and Mr. Mark Simmons, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific, Outrigger Resorts.Newly launched Phuket Hotels Association unveils Brand PhuketThe recently launched Phuket Hotels Association has unveiled “Brand Phuket” at the annual Thailand Tourism Forum event, held at the InterContinental Bangkok, to over 550 travel and tourism leaders from around the region.The brand identity, set to drive the profile of the destination around the world, was created by global branding agency QUO, focusing on positive stories about the experiences, natural beauty and the people of Phuket.Phuket Hotels Association, a grouping of over 61 hotel members at its launch representing over 9,000 rooms, is an initiative by a pioneering collection of Thai and expatriate hoteliers on the island, advised by Khun Wichit Na Ranong, former President of the Tourism Council of Thailand and owner of The Slate Phuket resort.“Thailand’s tourism industry has undergone a period of extraordinary growth and it is a time to take a step back, consolidate and position and plan for the future,” said Khun Wichit. “The central and core intention of Phuket Hotels Association is to bring the industry together to develop the destination.“Tourism has been good to Phuket and we now need to ensure we are reinvesting through environmental and educational programmes to ensure benefits and advantages are spread. Brand Phuket encapsulates all of these areas and will help to position the destination for the future.”Globally renowned Trisara resort General Manager Anthony Lark has been appointed to the role of President of Phuket Hotels Association, supported by marketing, education and environmental committees, aimed at spreading advice on best practices and supporting community initiatives.“We are delighted to be making a positive contribution,” said Mr Lark. “By standing together and speaking with the same voice we can present Brand Phuket to international markets in a consistent manner, focusing on the experiences, natural beauty and people of the destination as the three greatest assets. We have welcomed numerous Thai and expatriate members since we first started late last year and we are looking forward to 2017 to double our membership and together make a difference to the industry on the island.”Branding agency QUO drove a vision and strategy to establish a unique positioning and profile for Phuket to bring distinction to the island’s myriad assets.“Phuket is one of Asia’s, if not the world’s, greatest tropical destinations and it offers a remarkable panoply of attractions,” said QUO CEO David Keen. “It is critical that the island’s amazing attractions are harnessed under one umbrella. We have formed a memorable identity that will bring distinction, a better cultural understanding and we hope stronger desire for the destination.”The hotel association will also be launching its first fundraising activity at a gala event in Phuket on May 13, 2017 which aims to raise THB3.5 million (USD100,000) for a hospitality-focused educational scholarship programme.For more information please CLICK HEREWatch the latest video HERE Phuket Hotels Association members are as followsAmanpuri, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Anantara Maikhao Phuket Villas, Anantara Vacation Club, Andara Resort & Villas, Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort, Banyan Tree Phuket, Boathouse by Montara, Burasari Resort, Cape Sienna, Centara Grand Beach Resort, Club Med Phuket, Dream Hotel & Spa, Dewa Phuket, Grand Mercure Phuket Patong, Hilton Phuket Arcadia, Holiday Inn Maikhao, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Patong, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, Impiana Resort Patong, JW Marriott Phuket, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Manathai Surin, Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach, Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Paresa Resort, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, COMO by Point Yamu, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon, Pullman Panwa Beach Resort, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Rosewood Phuket, Swissotel Resort Phuket Kamala, Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach, Thanyapura, The Bell Pool Villa, The Nai Harn, The Pavilions, Phuket, The Slate, The Surin, The Village Coconut Island, The Westin Sirey Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Trisara, Twinpalms Phuket.last_img read more

With airfare cover for flights from Auckland to th

first_imgWith airfare cover for flights from Auckland to the Bay of Islands and return transfers from Kerikeri Airport included, there has never been a better time for holiday travellers to plan an escape to the idyllic New Zealand resort Kauri Cliffs.Logged as a NZ$400 resort credit, the airfare cover is ready to be used against the huge array of outdoor pursuits and cultural activities that are available to travellers during a Kauri Cliffs stay.So whether guests are interested in a day at the spa, an afternoon horseback riding, a quiet morning of land-based fishing or even a spot of night hunting, the Summer Escape package gives guests the opportunity to experience some of the very best that Kauri Cliffs and Northland has to offer.This limited-time offer includes:Airfare cover from Auckland to Kerkeri to the value of NZ$400 per person by way of resort creditReturn transfers from Kerikeri Airport to The Lodge at Kauri CliffsPre-dinner drinks and canapés, gourmet dinner, full breakfast, complimentary non-alcoholic mini-barLimited time offer valid for travel dates between 5 January 2017 and 31 March 2017. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum stay of two nights. Valid for new reservations only.last_img read more

Paralimni man caught driving six times over the limit woman arrested in

first_imgA man was arrested in Paralimni on Saturday night and later found to have been driving six times over the limit, police said.The 46-year-old Paralimni resident was driving in the town when he was pulled over and given a breathalyser test in which he came up with 118mg of alcohol. When he was taken to the Ayia Napa police station, a blood test confirmed a level of 132mg as opposed to the legal 22mg.Meanwhile, in Paphos, a woman aged 39 was arrested after she refused a breathalyser test following an accident Saturday afternoon in Coral Bay, Paphos. The woman was driving with another female passenger, 45, when she lost control of her car, hit a mini-bus and ended up on the pavement.The bus driver and the passenger were taken to hospital where the former was kept in for precautionary reasons. The 45-year-old was treated for minor injuries and discharged.Police said the car driver was asked to do a breathalyser test because she appeared to be under the influence but she refused. She was arrested and taken to Peyia police station.last_img read more

Government debt maturities to reach €09bn next year

first_imgThe government is faced with €903m in debt maturities next year after having to repay €374m in maturing debt by the end of 2017, the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO).Next year’s maturities are broken down to €805m in loans, including the first two instalments of a loan from Russia and €98m in domestic government development stock, the PDMO said in a statement on its website. This year’s remaining maturities include €309m in government development stock and €65m in other loans.Following recent debt buybacks, maturities in 2019 and 2018 dropped below €1.4bn for each year, from a cumulative €4.5bn two years ago, the PDMO said. Maturities will drop to below €1.3bn in 2021 when Cyprus repays the Russian loan and will rise in 2022 and 2023 to €1.7bn and €1.6bn respectively.According to a source, the repayment of the €2.5bn loan received from Russia in 2011, restructured in 2013, will commence on March 1 next year, when Cyprus will pay the first of eight instalments of €312.5m each.On October 16, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said that the government intended to repay the government’s debt to the central bank thus reducing the ratio of public debt to gross domestic product to 99 per cent or below.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more