Jane Fonda To Host 2016 Womens Media Awards

first_imgThe Women’s Media Center is proud to announce that the 2016 Women’s Media Awards will this year be hosted for the first time by Jane Fonda, the two-time Academy Award-winning star of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”Gayle King, co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” and three-time Emmy winner, will give the opening remarks at the event.The announcement was made by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, co-founders of the Women’s Media Center. The celebration will be held on September 29, 2016, at Capitale in New York City.The Women’s Media Awards recognize and honor game-changers for women in media. By deciding who gets to talk, what creates the debate, who writes, and what is important enough to be visible, the media shapes our understanding of who we are and what we can be. The Women’s Media Awards shine a light on this important issue.“I am so delighted that Jane Fonda, my friend and sister co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, is hosting our gala,” says WMC Co-Founder Robin Morgan. “Jane is a brilliant artist who continues to illumine new, challenging roles with her deep understanding of humanity. She’s also a longtime activist, contributing to and speaking out for progressive causes, especially women’s rights and empowerment. Gloria and I truly could not have founded the Women’s Media Center without her energy, vision, support, humor, star power, and plain hard work.”“I am very honored to host this year’s Women’s Media Awards,” says Women’s Media Center Co-Founder Jane Fonda. “I am so proud of how, in the eleven years since the Women’s Media Center was founded, this organization has served as a powerful advocate for gender equality in the media. When only a tiny percentage of the top-level positions in media are held by women, it is crucial that we draw attention to the amazing work being done by women in all areas of media, that we provide a home base for training women to take the next big step, and that we highlight the huge need for further progress.”“It is my great pleasure that this year the mighty Gayle King will be providing the opening remarks for our Women’s Media Awards,” says Women’s Media Center Co-Founder Gloria Steinem. “In her rich journalistic career and while anchoring one of America’s key national news shows, Gayle has been a leader and an exponent of the best in integrity, intelligence, and empathy. A past co-chair of the Women’s Media Awards, she is one of our greatest examples of a woman shining bright at the height of the media world.”The Women’s Media Center, co-founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, works to make women visible and powerful in media. The Women’s Media Center trains women leaders to be in the media; promotes women experts to the media through WMC SheSource; conducts groundbreaking research and reporting on media inclusion and accuracy; features women’s voices and stories on their radio broadcast and podcast, “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan” and through WMC Features, WMC Fbomb, WMC Speech Project and WMC Women Under Siege.“The Women’s Media Awards were created to honor champions for women who use their media platforms to tell the stories, facts, and solutions crucial to all viewers, and to advance opportunities for women in media,” says Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center. “Because media tells our stories and influences the role of women in every part of society, we are proud to honor these amazing women who set the standard for what media should look like when it gives voice to the female half of the country.”To buy tickets or for more information about the 2016 Women’s Media Awards and the ongoing work of the Women’s Media Center, go to: www.womensmediacenter.com.last_img read more

TSX closes in the red as conflict in Yemen offsets higher commodity

TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange finished lower Thursday after see-sawing most of the day as investor sentiment buoyed by higher commodity prices was finally overcome by concerns over renewed conflict in the Middle East.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 59.57 points at 14,869.80, adding to a triple-digit plunge on Wednesday. The Canadian dollar rose 0.30 of a U.S. cent to 80.19 cents.U.S. markets also finished in the red after going into a tailspin Wednesday amid reports that a Saudi-led coalition was taking military action against rebel positions in neighbouring Yemen.Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes to oust Yemen’s Houthi rebels who forced the country’s embattled president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee. The Saudis accuse Iran of backing the Houthis to destabilize the region and has the support of several regional powers, including Egypt and Jordan.Although not a major oil producer itself, Yemen sits astride straits that join the Red Sea and the Suez Canal with the Arabian Sea, an important energy trade route.“This situation, while currently playing out in Yemen, has broader implications for the region and that’s why the geo-political risk is higher than just looking at Yemen in isolation and why the reaction has probably been a little bit (strong),” said Gareth Watson, vice-president, investment management and research, Richardson GMP Ltd.“This just leads to further instability in the region and a continuation of that ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran,” Watson said, adding that while the conflict is not going to go away any time soon “we’ve probably seen the biggest component of the initial reaction to it.”The May oil contract closed up $2.22 at US$51.43 a barrel, the fifth consecutive increase, and the energy sector rose 0.39 per cent, one of only three sectors in positive territory along with information technology and health-care.April gold advanced $7.80 to US$1,204.80 an ounce, but the sector was down 1.89 per cent, making it the worst performing sector in Toronto.In New York, the Dow Jones Industrials fell 40.31 points to 17,678.23, while the Nasdaq lost 13.16 point to 4,863.36. The S&P 500 dropped 4.90 points to 2,056.15.In economic news, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz defended his surprise January decision to cut the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate, telling an audience in London that it was needed to counter the stunning speed and magnitude of the drop in oil prices to levels less than half those of a year ago.Since then they have stabilized in a range “reasonably close” to the bank’s January predictions. “This made us feel increasingly comfortable with the amount of insurance we had already taken out,” he said, explaining why the bank decided to hold the rate steady earlier this month. The central bank’s next rate announcement comes April 15.On the corporate earnings front, Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Nasdaq:LULU) reported a slight increase in fourth-quarter earnings compared with a year ago amid a 16 per cent spike in sales. It also offered an encouraging outlook for 2015 and its shares shot up $3.01 or 4.93 per cent to US$63.97 on the Nasdaq. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Hugh McKenna, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2015 5:00 am MDT TSX closes in the red as conflict in Yemen offsets higher commodity prices read more

Lions put LB Jalen ReevesMaybin on IR add DE Eric Lee

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have placed linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin on injured reserve with a neck injury.Detroit promoted defensive end Eric Lee from the practice squad to fill the roster spot Wednesday.Reeves-Maybin is tied for the team lead with six tackles on special teams and he had seven tackles on defence this season.Lee has played in five games this season with the Lions, making two tackles. He started in five games and played in six last season with the New England Patriots for defensive co-ordinator Matt Patricia, who is now leading the Lions.Detroit (4-8) plays at Arizona (3-9) on Sunday.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press

FTC beat Oltchim in Romania – Krim takes points in Russia

Women’s EHF Champions League TOP 8 matches on Sunday gave to the handball fans across Europe two surprises. FTC Budapest beat Oltchim Valcea 23:22 (10:9) in Romania with fantastic performance of Nerea Pena who scored 10 goals. Another victory of away team has been seen in Zvenizgorod, where Krim Mercator celebrated against Zvezda 29:24 (15:14) with 10 goals of Martin.Gyor and Larvik have won on Saturday. FTC handballKrim MercatorNerea Pena ← Previous Story RK Nexe wins 7th memorial “Dragan Rankovic” in Belgrade Next Story → Andrea Lekic and Jovanka Radicevic to ZRK Vardar SCBT Skopje!

Predator takes visual object tracking to new heights

first_imgCameras have slowly made their way into the portable gadgets we all carry around with us and not having a camera in a new device is viewed as a missing feature. It’s got to the point now where the latest smartphones even have two cameras so as to make for better video chat. But while the prevalence and quality of the cameras has gone up, the software still lags behind in terms of being able to identify and track objects in any real-time or captured  footage.That is about to change due to the work of Czech student Zdeneki Kalai. Working on his Ph.D at the University of Surrey he has created a new visual object tracking algorithm called Predator that blows away everything that has come before it in the consumer-space at least.This algorithm not only tracks, it learns the more it gets used. As the video above demonstrates it can pick up new objects on the fly, keep up with movement by tracking in real-time, handles object moving out of view and reappearing very well, and can even identify copies of an object in images shown on the camera being monitored.Kalai believes what he has created, a combination of tracking, learning, and detection is completely unique and allows for a whole new set of functionality to be applied when looking at video feeds.In the video he gives examples of a new interface that can detect your fingers and use them to draw, learning to get better at trakcing those fingers as it is used more. Face recognition can be enhanced so you can show the camera pictures of suspected thieves so it can watch and detect them as they enter a store without the need of a human monitoring the video too. It could also improve visual search, help with image stabilization when looking at a specific object, and track handwriting.There’s a further nine videos showing Predator in action and how it learns over at Kalai’s YouTube channel. We wouldn’t be surprised if Google, Apple, and Microsoft have already been in touch with him  showing an interest.Read more at GottaBeMobilelast_img read more

John Williams working on Star Wars Episode VIII as he doesnt want

first_imgComposing legend John Williams has revealed that he mainly chose to work on Star Wars: Episode VIII thanks to everyone’s favorite scavenger.At a recent concert in Tanglewood, Massachusetts, Williams told the crowd that in a few weeks he’ll begin work on the movie after seeing an early cut. He also said that he only accepted the invitation to do so from Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy because “he was enchanted by actress Daisy Ridley’s portrayal of Rey,” and doesn’t want another composer scoring her scenes.It makes sense if you think back to “Rey’s Theme,” which is easily a fan favorite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Williams has said in the past that he composed the leitmotif to make you feel empathy towards Rey, who is introduced alone without friends or family. Even though she’s clearly the star of the film he tried not to make it a hero’s theme, but rather be more adventurous, giving implications of things to come. By choosing to work on the project he can make the promise of the theme come true.The night of the concert was a rainy mess, with an hour-long intermission forced on the performance due to severe weather. Fans who stuck it out were treated to several of Williams’s most famous pieces, though. He kicked things off with non-film compositions but of course no fan would be happy if he didn’t eventually get to Star Wars. He did, performing a slew of them such as “Rey’s Theme” and “The Jedi Steps” and “Finale from The Force Awakens,” “Princess Leia’s Theme,” “The Asteroid Belt,” and the classic “The Imperial March.” They even ended the concert with the ending ceremony piece from the original Star Wars, “The Throne Room & Finale,” before coming back for an encore of “Luke and Leia” from The Return of the Jedi.Between songs Williams spoke to the audience about his past and his future, but sadly, he also revealed that even he doesn’t know who Rey’s parents are. The mystery continues…Image courtesy of StarWars.com.last_img read more

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal returns on 329

first_imgFacebook Pinterest Two more talents switch brands following Superstar Shake-up, Ambrose moved to Alumni Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles 3/29 WWE Supershow Results: Pikeville, Kentucky (Kofi Kingston headlines, Flair vs. Lynch) Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? The Miz Xavier Woods Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Impact Highlights: Allie dies in Undead Realm, Gail Kim comes out of retirement Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE confirmed on Monday night during RAW that the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will be returning at WrestleMania 31 this year on 3/29 in Santa Clara. Confirmed for the battle royal so far is The Miz, Curtis Axel and Ryback.Here is the updated card for WrestleMania 31 as of Monday evening.WWE World Heavyweight ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman ReignsSting vs. Triple HAndre the Giant Memorial Battle RoyalConfirmed names so far include:* The Miz* Curtis Axel* RybackRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Triple H When Does WrestleMania 35 Start?last_img read more

Former Alex Riley on RAW mention Nikki Bella on Dancing with the

first_img Videos Articles September 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm Twitter Johnm I believe he’s implying that you’re starting to see Cena’s B.S. His words, not mine. September 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm September 19, 2017 at 11:20 am September 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Randy John Cena Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Aaron David Harwood Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Dubya w00dm4n Randy WhatsApp Former Alex Riley on RAW mentionFormer WWE star Alex Riley (Kevin Kiley Jr.) took to Twitter to address being mentioned on last night’s RAW in San Jose during a promo by Roman Reigns.While WWE opted to cut out the Riley mention in the clip uploaded to YouTube, you can check out an excerpt from Mike Tedesco’s recap below.“Reigns says John Cena might be the best talker ever, but the thing is he sometimes says stupid shit like trying to say he’s the next John Cena. Does he walk, talk, or even look like Cena? Does he look like a jacked up white guy with a military haircut? If he did, he wouldn’t have a career here. If you don’t believe him, ask Alex Riley about that.”In response, Kiley wrote the following on Twitter.You’re starting to C @wwe #wwe— Kevin Kiley Jr. (@KileyJrWWE) September 19, 2017Nikki Bella on Dancing with the StarsABC has uploaded a clip of Nikki Bella making her debut as part of “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday night. Nikki scored 20 out of 30 points doing the tango. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury actually it is your words cause he never said that. WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel 8 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Aaron David Harwood Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte I’m starting to see what? C’mon Alex, dont’ leave me hangin’ Nikki Bella Brie Bella Videos Articles Is it weird to anyone else that he still has WWE in his Twitter handle? September 19, 2017 at 8:53 pm Now Playing Up Next Jamel Nikki Bella: John Cena’s Sex Scene In ‘Trainwreck’ Turned Her Off ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Kevin Murphy September 19, 2017 at 1:23 pm Alex Riley had the build and haircut of a John Cena but his career went down the shitter. Riley’s saying that WWE are starting to see that guys don’t need to look like that and are pushing them for a separate identity. Or something like that. Facebook It sounds like he’s implying that you’re starting to see Cena’s B.S. His words, not mine. September 19, 2017 at 10:41 am Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list September 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm he implied it I don’t get it?last_img read more

Ancelotti Neymar Mbappe are the heirs to Ronaldo Messi

first_imgNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is braced for a challenging Tuesday night from Paris Saint-Germain, who are led by the heirs to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel MessiThe Light Blues claimed an impressive 2-2 draw at Paris last time out to remain one point ahead in Group C.Now it’s Napoli who will play hosts at their Stadio San Paolo this week for the return fixture.Three points in Italy will put Napoli in a strong position to reach the Champions League knockout stages.But former PSG coach Ancelotti expects his old side to hand them a gruelling test with the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe leading the charge.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Mbappe, in particular, has won over many pundits after his impressive year with some even predicting him to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or.While agreeing that the teenage sensation is a candidate, Ancelotti is certain Mbappe will win the Ballon d’Or whether it’s now or later.“He is a credible candidate to take the place of these champions [Ronaldo and Messi] who win all the trophies,” Ancelotti told Telefoot.“I think that Mbappe and Neymar can be the successors of Ronaldo and Messi.“If he [Mbappe] does not win the Ballon d’Or this year, he will win it in the coming years without any problem. All teams dream of having him.”last_img read more

Miami Beach begins aerial mosquito spraying to fight Zika

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Beach has begun spraying for mosquitoes in their fight against the Zika virus, Tuesday.A fleet of trucks began spraying in breeding areas, Tuesday morning.“The mosquito count in the advisory zone has gone up and has not gone down,” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. “It went down first and now has gone back up again, not necessarily mosquitoes that carry Zika, but in general, the mosquito count has gone up. Now, when you have an increase of mosquitoes, clearly you have a greater risk of that being spread.”Miami Beach residents can also expect aerial spraying to begin Thursday morning, similar to the efforts being taken in Wynwood.The sprays will happen at 5 a.m. for about 30 minutes.Miami-Dade is one of the first counties in the nation using state-of-the-art equipment that includes an environmentally friendly, organic spray to reduce the mosquito population.The Miami Beach Botanical Garden reopened its doors Tuesday after it was closed last week as officials inspected and treated the area for mosquitoes. A $1.1 billion Zika funding package failed to pass the Senate, Tuesday. It’s the third time the measure has failed to garner 60 votes necessary to pass.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police search for missing elderly woman suffering from memory loss

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – An elderly woman with memory loss has gone missing in Miami, and authorities fear she may be in danger.According to police, 73-year-old Maria Nunez wandered away from the Northside Shopping Plaza located on the 8200 block of Northwest 81st Street, on foot, Monday.Nunez is described as a black, Hispanic woman who stands 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 145 pounds.She was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket with navy blue sweatpants and a black shirt with gold print. Officials said she normally wears her hair in a bun.Nunez suffers from memory loss and may be in need of services.Anyone with information about this missing person should contact the Miami-Dade Police Department, Special Victims Bureau/Missing Persons Squad at (305) 418-7200 or Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Google takes aim at imposter websites with new Chrome warning

first_img Tags 12 Comments Share your voice Security It’s hard to be sure where you are on the internet these days. Carefully checking the URL is one approach to avoiding danger. Trouble is, many fraudulent websites use tricks to make their URLs look like the real deal. Now, Google wants to call them out.To do that, the company is developing a new warning in its Chrome browser that appears when you’re visiting a site that’s mimicking a well-known web page. The warning could ask you, for example, if you actually meant to go to “paypal.com” when you were headed to a lookalike scam site called “paypa1.com” instead.The warning is intended to take the pressure off you to notice when something’s wrong with the URL. That’s important because most people don’t notice when they’re headed off to a scam site, Google Chrome engineer Emily Stark said in a talk on Tuesday at the Enigma Conference, a security and privacy event. “What people are seeing in the URL bar really just isn’t helpful to them as a security mechanism,” Stark said.The warning could help make it harder to carry out on one of the most pervasive and effective hacking attacks out there — phishing. If users heed Chrome warnings, it could save them from entering usernames, passwords or credit card information into websites controlled by criminals. It could also keep them from downloading malicious software at scam websites that could do things like encrypt their data and demand a ransom.Scammy websites use a number of tricks to look legitimate in that URL field at the top of your web browser. They might use a slight misspelling, or swap out the number one for a lowercase letter L to look like a legitimate website. The latter is called a homograph attack, and it’s powerful because it usually involves characters that the untrained eye will miss. The new warning, which is still being tested, alerts users to the fact that they aren’t heading to a popular website or a website they’ve engaged with in the past. If the user wants to keep going in that direction, they can click “ignore.” Stark said her team wanted to throw up a flag for users without overselling the danger.”We designed this warning to be informational rather than scary,” she said. The talk follows comments Chrome security experts made in September about security problems involving URLs. At the time, Google said its engineers were researching how to make changes to the way Chrome handles URLs in order to improve safety. On Tuesday, Stark said changes Google and other software developers propose should be “incremental.” Still, no idea is too crazy to at least consider, she said.”Website identity is so, so broken that all ideas should be on the table,” Stark said. Hacking Privacylast_img read more

Sitka police reverse stance on operations manual

first_imgThe City of Sitka has released its police department Operating Procedures Manual to the public.Download AudioThe 342-page document was posted on the city’s website on Wednesday morning (11-25-15), in the wake of a viral video showing a high school student being tased in the Sitka jail.The video of the arrest of 18-year-old Franklin Hoogendorn will be examined by the FBI, along with Sitka’s police procedures. (YouTube image capture)KCAW filed a public records request for the document, after Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt brought a copy to a press conference with Sitka reporters on November 3. A video posted on social media showing a teenager being repeatedly tased in the Sitka jail had gone viral, and prompted concerns over the use of excessive force in the department.The radio station’s request was formally denied in a letter drafted by Sitka’s legal department, on the grounds that the release of police procedures “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings,” among other objections.Maegan Bosak, Sitka’s Community Relations Director, says the city has reconsidered its position.“I think it was requested by different media outlets and citizens. And after review the city decided that there was a need to be fully transparent, and wanted to make it available to read through and use as needed.”The Operating Procedures Manual — or OPM — is based on operating procedures used by the Alaska State Troopers.Lance Ewers is a former trooper, and now serves as one of two lieutenants in the Sitka Police Department.“I think what we’re literally living through is an evolution in law enforcement.”Ewers believes that allowing people to fully understand police procedures is important to understanding why we created police forces historically, rather than giving police duties to the military.“So what we’re seeing here is a giant step — a beautiful step — backwards in time, where we’re remembering that there is no us versus them. There’s only us, and we are the people, and the people are the police. So why wouldn’t we want the people to know what the rulebook is?”The 342-page manual covers everything from wearing the uniform, to the operation of police vehicles, to bioterrorism. In the aftermath of the tasing video, many people will probably be turning to Chapter 104, which covers the use of force.The video shows two officers and a jailer escorting 18-year old Franklin Hoogendorn, then a student at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, into the Sitka jail after his arrest in September of last year on charges of Disorderly Conduct. Over the course of the engagement, the three officers physically restrain Hoogendorn, remove all his clothing except for his underwear, while repeatedly tasing him in the thigh.The specific levels of force demonstrated in the Hoogendorn video aren’t spelled out in detail in the Operating Procedures Manual. Lt. Ewers says this where police training comes into play.“We can’t punish someone in the use of force. You can’t bring punishment on them. You can use force to gain safe control, but once safe control is obtained you have to de-escalate the amount of force that you’re using.”Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt has defended the conduct of the officers in the video, saying the arrest conformed to police procedures, and that Hoogendorn was combative with officers from the moment they confronted him outside of a Sitka bar.Lt. Ewers says that police don’t use force in proportion to the amount of resistance they receive; rather, we require them to always win the upper hand, and gain “safe control.” As long as the force used is reasonable — and he emphasizes reasonable — police are acting appropriately.“Some people might look at a situation where there are three police officers, and all three officers are trying to restrain one person. And they might look at that and go, Oh there’s three guys — it’s three-on-one — that’s not fair. But in reality, by having three officers, you can use less force than having one officer. Because one officer by himself has to use more force — and is actually legally justified in using more force — to ensure that they win safe control in a certain engagement.”The Operating Procedures Manual requires the documentation of any force used by police beyond routine handcuffing. The FBI will be conducting an investigation into the Hoogendorn arrest to determine if proper procedures were followed. Among them: Section 402 of the OPM describes searching uncooperative prisoners and placing them in lockdown until they become cooperative. And Section 102, which governs the conduct of police during arrests. It states “His office gives him no right to prosecute the violator, nor to mete out punishment for the offense.”The assistant district attorney subsequently dropped all five charges against Hoogendorn, and he returned to his home village of Koyuk.last_img read more

2016 Alaska Primary Elections

first_imgUpdate: 2:10 P.M.State-wide Voter TurnoutUpdate: 11:07 A.M.House District 9 mapHouse district 38 mapUpdate: 12:00 A.M.With 85 percent of precincts statewide now reporting, a clear picture is emerging — and the short version is, a lot of incumbents lost their jobs tonight. In the Republican race for Senate D in the Mat-Su Valley, the seat vacated by Senator Charlie Huggins appears to be going to David Wilson, NOT Lynn Gattis, a GOP favorite many expected to win. With all precincts reporting, Wilson has 52 percent of the vote to Gattis’s 47. Further south in Anchorage, Jennifer Johnston has won the republican spot for House District 29 over Ross Beiling. As of right now, several races in Western Alaska are too close to call. In House District 38, Democratic challenger Zach Fansler has a lead over incumbent Bob Herron two to one, but with less than 20 percent of precincts reporting. And far to the north, in District 40, Democrat Ben Nageak’s seat appears secure. With 61 percent of precinct results in, Nageak has 65 percent of the vote to Dean Westlake’s 35.Update: 10:41 P.M. 08/16When it came to the federal races, Tuesday’s election results held no surprises. As expected, Sen. Lisa Murkowski easily beat three lesser known Republican candidates. On the Democratic side, candidate Ray Metcalfe was well ahead of the Edgar Blatchford, with about half the vote counted. Murkowski’s more formidable challenge may come from independent candidate Margaret Stock. Stock has already raised half a million dollars for her campaign and is seeking to get on the November ballot by petition. Congressman Don Young had no trouble in his race Tuesday. The incumbent had a huge lead over three other Republicans. None of Young’s Primary challengers raised enough money to file campaign finance reports. Democrat Steve Lindbeck, though, has raised serious money to challenge Young. Lindbeck, a former general manager of Alaska Public Media, easily won his Primary challenge Tuesday.Update: 11:45The Republican battle for House 9 received a lot of press attention before the election. With all precincts in just before midnight, George Rauscher has defeated incumbent Jim Colver with Rauscher receiving 52% of the vote. Colver was just under 48%. The Republican race for Senate D, the seat vacated by Senator Charlie Huggins appears to have gone to David Wilson. With all precincts in, Wilson has more than 52% of the votes. Lynn Gattis has slightly more than 47%. Republican incumbent Wes Keller has lost to challenger David Eastman.  Eastman took mre than 46% of the votes for House District 10 and Keller finished with 33%. The Republican race for House 11 representing Palmer shows Palmer mayor DeLena Johnson leading challenger Richard Best. Johnson has more than 55 % of the vote, compared with Best’s 44.5% with 100% of precincts in. Shelly Hughes appears to be leading in her race for the Republican nod for Senate F That’s the seat being vacated by Senator Bill Stoltze. With all precincts reporting, Hughes maintains a comfortable lead with 48% of the vote over closest challenger Adam Crum. Crum has 41% and candidate Steve St. Clair has 10% of the ballot.All Primary race results are unofficial until certified by the state division of elections.Update: 11:02 p.m.Steve Lindbeck’s response to his Primary victory: “It’s going great. Lots of enthusiasm today. We’re hearing all kinds of reports, people voting for me. It’s exciting.” Lindbeck was former general manager of Alaska Public Media.Update: 11:01 p.m.In Anchorage’s House District 26, Chris Birch looks poised to unseat incumbent Bob Lynn, with a nearly 20 percent lead as 5 of 8 precincts have been counted. Former Anchorage School Board member Natasha Von Imhof is in the lead in her three-way race in Senate District L in South Anchorage. In the Mat-Su Valley, Republican incumbent Wes Keller is trailing challenger David Eastman by 14 percentage points, with 81 percent of precincts reporting reporting. Incumbent Paul Seaton House District 31 looks secure. In the highly contest Republican primary around Homer, Seaton has about 50 percent of the vote, with his challengers splitting the remaining votes evenly. KYUK is reporting that Zach Fansler has a lead over incumbent Bob Herron in the democratic primary in Bethel’s two precincts.Likewise, just 13 percent of the precincts have been counted in the North Slope’s District 40, however democratic incumbent Ben Nageak has a massive lead over challenger Dean Westlake, 84 to 16 percent.Update: 10:51 p.m.In regards to her Primary victory, Lisa Murkowski stated, “I think we have the reality of a very, very strong campaign that worked from the very beginning to make sure nothing was taken for granted.”Live Blog Alaska Priamary Election 2016last_img read more

Ron Malka tweets over CM YS Jagans Israeli trip

first_imgAmaravati: Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka said it is very happy that AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has visited their country. During the tour, CM YS Jagan, along with his family members have visited Jerusalem and Hadera. He returned to the state on Monday (August 5) morning at Gannavaram airport. Over CM’s Israeli trip, Ambassador Ron Malka has responded through Twitter post. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us Happy to hear about the successful visit of @AndhraPradeshCM @ysjagan at the water desalination plant in Hadera during his maiden trip to #Israel.#Water is an important part of our partnership with #AndhraPradesh & we’re happy to share Israeli technologies with our dear friends pic.twitter.com/euXcFhwx1i— Ron Malka 🇮🇱 (@DrRonMalka) August 5, 2019 Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us In the Twitter message, Ron Malka tweeted that Happy to hear about the successful visit of @AndhraPradeshCM @ysjagan at the water desalination plant in Hadera during his maiden trip to #Israel. #Water is an important part of our partnership with #AndhraPradesh & we’re happy to share Israeli technologies with our dear friends.last_img read more

Make in India Foxconn tipped to commence Apple iPhone X assembling at

first_imgAdd-ons Storage Models Apple iPhone XR PRODUCT (RED) looks gorgeous in the crimson shadeThough this is a limited time offer, Apple has been reducing top-end iPhones in the emerging markets including China and in Japan, local sellers slashed iPhone XR price. One of the main reasons behind the move is the slowing iPhone sales, as people are sticking to their older iPhones longer by a year. Also, another factor is that over 11 million people subscribed to the subsidised iPhone battery replacement programme across the world in 2018.Coming back to the topic at hand, local assembling of iPhone X(review) will definitely help Apple save close to 20% customs duty on each imported model and the Indian consumer used to face the burden of. Now, iPhone X, which has already received price cut after the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS ( & XS Max) series launch in late 2018, will further come down and this will definitely make the 2017 anniversary iPhone more appealing to the aspiring middle-class Indian consumers, which form the biggest chunk of the 1.3 billion Indian populace with steady, but low income. Key specifications of Apple iPhone X:ModelsModelsApple iPhone XApple iPhone XModelsDisplayApple iPhone X5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR supportContrast ratio: 1,000,000:1True Tone displayWide colour display (P3)3D TouchMax brightness: 625 cd/m2Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch) Security Apple’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)-partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, which is globally recognised as Foxconn Technology Group is reportedly planning to commence top-end iPhone X assembling in Chennai, a southern capital city of South Indian state, Tamil Nadu.Foxconn has received the nod from Apple to start the trial production of the iPhone X as early as July 2019 at the 160-acre factory unit in Chennai, reported The Economic Times citing company insiders.The Chinese company has also planned to expand the assembling to new iPhone XS and even Apple iPhone XR over time. However, this will happen only if the central government continues current tax breaks initiatives and also bring newer incentives for local assembling. Apple iPhone X comes with additional glass cover on both front and the backKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaWill this move reduce iPhone X price in India?Most probably yes! The news comes after Apple announced the start of the iPhone 7 production at the Wistron Corp’s unit in Peenya, a western industrial hub in Bengaluru.Also, recently Apple kicked off promotional sale campaign offering a flat discount of Rs 17,000 on the new iPhone XR, bring the price down from MRP: Rs 76,900 to 59,900. Furthermore, HDFC credit and debit cardholders are entitled to get an extra 10% cash back, thus reducing the selling price to Rs 53,900. Display Space Grey and Silver Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR) 174 grams Apple iOS 11 with improved Siri voice assistant RAM (not confirmed) 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fpsOptical Image Stabilisation for VideoOptical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6xSlow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse video with stabilisation Colours ModelsSecurity Apple iPhone XFace ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognitionModelsBatteryApple iPhone X Close Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji 64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessor OS Apple iPhone X 3GB 4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTE 5.8-inch all-screen OLED Super Retina HD (2436x1125p) multi-touch display with HDR supportContrast ratio: 1,000,000:1True Tone displayWide colour display (P3)3D TouchMax brightness: 625 cd/m2Pixel density: 458 ppi (pixels per inch)center_img 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps1080 full HD video recording at 30 fps/60 fpsOptical Image Stabilisation for VideoOptical Zoom/ Digital Zoom up to 6xSlow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240 fpsTime-lapse video with stabilisation ModelsOSApple iPhone XApple iOS 11 with improved Siri voice assistantModelsProcessorApple iPhone X64-bit class Apple A11 Bionic chip with neural engine+ Embedded M11 motion coprocessorModelsRAM (not confirmed)Apple iPhone X3GBModelsStorageApple iPhone X64GB/256GBModelsCameraApple iPhone X Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryWireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapterTalk-time: up to 21 hoursInternet use: up to 12 hoursVideo playback (wireless): up to 13 hoursAudio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hoursFast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger]ModelsNetworkApple iPhone X4G-LTE Advanced with VoLTEModelsAdd-onsApple iPhone XBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; MIMO), Wi-Fi calling, NFC (Near Field Communication) with reader mode, GPS/GLONASS/ Galileo & QZSS, support Augmented Reality (AR) ModelsDimensionsApple iPhone X143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mmModelsWeightApple iPhone X174 gramsModelsColoursApple iPhone XSpace Grey and Silver ModelsPriceApple iPhone X Battery 64GB/256GB Face ID, enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition Camera 64GB: Rs 91,900256GB: Rs 1,06,900 Network 5 Highlights From 2019 Apple Event Follow us @IBTimesIN_Tech on Twitter for the latest news on Apple products and more. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryWireless charging (works with Qi chargers), Charging via USB to computer system or power adapterTalk-time: up to 21 hoursInternet use: up to 12 hoursVideo playback (wireless): up to 13 hoursAudio playback (wireless): Up to 60 hoursFast-charge capable: up to 50% charge in 30 minutes[Compatible with AirPower wireless charger] 64GB: Rs 91,900256GB: Rs 1,06,900 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm Weight Processor ModelsVideo recordingApple iPhone X Video recording Price Dimensions Main: 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) + telephoto (f/2.4 aperture) cameras with dual- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Optical Zoom, Digital Zoom (up to 10x), wide colours capture for photos and Live Photos, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta)Front: 7MP TrueDepth camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, Wide colour capture for photos and  Live Photos, 1080p full HD video recording, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta), Animoji last_img read more

Texas Tech System Selects Medical School President as Its Interim Chancellor

first_img Share Texas Tech University SystemTedd L. Mitchell will become interim chancellor at the Texas Tech University System on Sept. 1.A week after Robert Duncan, a former state lawmaker and head of the Texas Tech University System, abruptly announced that he planned to retire, the West Texas system’s governing board has tapped Tedd Mitchell to serve as interim chancellor starting Sept. 1.Mitchell has been president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, in Lubbock, since 2010, and will continue to lead the campus while taking up the temporary chancellor position. Mitchell’s appointment, which received unanimous support from regents, was made in a telephone meeting Monday.It’s not clear when a permanent successor to Duncan will be named. Duncan, who was widely-respected, retired under mysterious circumstances amid talk among Tech System leadership about growth in the system administration’s budget and the politics surrounding Tech’s plans for a veterinary school, which would be jointly operated by Texas Tech University and the Health Sciences Center, led by Mitchell.“I look forward to supporting the presidents during this transition,” Mitchell said in a statement. “I appreciate the Board of Regents trusting me with such an important responsibility. Their leadership and dedication to our Texas Tech System is invaluable.”Mitchell thanked Duncan and called him a “dear friend” whose support “for our universities and me personally will always mean a great deal.”Disclosure: The Texas Tech University System has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.last_img read more

South India is near Qutab Minar

first_imgThere is much more to south India than the regular idli, dosa and sambhar. The art and craft from the region, for instance, is unknown to many in the northern parts of India. Isha Utsav, a cultural festival, might just bridge that gap. The fair gives Delhi a glimpse of south Indian art, crafts and textiles. ‘The 12 day long exhibition features specially designed crafts from rural India, organic food, daily meditation sessions and live music’ said Anubhav Nath, owner, 1AQ, where the exhibition is being held. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The art, craft and textiles displayed are made from locally sourced natural materials. The product range includes eco-friendly decorative baskets, all-purpose trays, lamps, fragrances, mats, fashionable cotton and jute handbags. Rudrakash, ethnic garments and Yoga wear and T-shirts are the most popular picks. The products are eco-friendly and are made from natural and bio-degradable materials. Stone sculptures, urlis and metal crafts made out of recycled material are other top picks at this ongoing fete. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘On the first day itself, we had a footfall of 500 people. The price range of articles start from Rs 500 and go upto Rs 15,000,’ added Anubhav.The special feature of the festival is an initiative to revive the traditional south Indian foods which were lost in the last few generations.‘The idea is to promote a wholesome range of snacks, drinks and meals, which are a perfect blend of taste, nutrition and convenience. There would also be food sampling of nutritious and wholesome appams, dosas and freshly prepared herbal teas,’ said Abhinav.Another highlight is the Isha Sound and Meditation workshops wherein participants would be taught meditation for a peaceful state of being through ethereal and serene sounds. The classes will happen daily between 4 pm to 7 pm.Go catch it.DETAILAt: 1AQ, Qutab Minar Main RoundaboutOn Till: 23 January Timings: 11 am to 7 pm dailylast_img read more

Mamata to lay foundation stone for IT Park project on Aug 13

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 13 will lay the foundation stone for an IT park in Rajarhat which the West Bengal government plans to build in the lines of Silicon Valley in the US. The project, called Silicon Valley Asia, will be set up on 100 acres and aim at creating infrastructure for the technology companies. “The foundation stone will be laid by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 13,” state IT secretary Debashish Sen said today. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He declined to spell out the finer details of the project which will be announced on August 13. Sen, however, said that the state government has been encouraging the emerging rechnology companies to work from Bengal in the areas like blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics. Sen, who was speaking at the ‘Digital Sucess Summit’ organised by Indus Net Technolgies, said the state government has been advocating for technologies that will remove language barrier. “Langauge barrier is one of the key reason for a section for not adopting technology. Government is keen for a ecosystem that enables overcoming the language barrier between users and potential users,” he said.last_img read more