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Police seek information after 100000 oysters stolen from PEI watersPolice seek information after 100000 oysters stolen from PEI waters

first_imgMURRAY HARBOUR, P.E.I. – Someone has stolen more than 100,000 of P.E.I.’s famous oysters.Police say the theft of $30,000 worth of the mollusk was discovered Sunday in the Murray Harbour North area.RCMP Sgt. R.C. Gunn says they were illegally taken from an aquaculture operation in the waters there.He said it’s unclear if the oysters have been taken out of the province, but it’s one of the many questions that are part of the investigation.Police are asking anyone with information to call the Montague detachment of the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.last_img

Jamie Oliver Takes His Food Revolution To CanadaJamie Oliver Takes His Food Revolution To Canada

first_imgCalling on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep the promise he made last autumn to “tackle childhood obesity”, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver created this short video in the lead up to his visit to Canada, where he says 20 percent of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 17 are overweight or obese.Video: Jamie’s message to Justin TrudeauAfter Trudeau’s October 2015 election, Oliver was pleased to see the following March a National Campaign to Combat Obesity by Canada’s Senate Committee on Social Affairs. The Committee’s report put forth 21 recommendations, including “a complete revision of Canada’s food guide to better reflect scientific evidence, a ban on advertising food and drink to children, a possible tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, a review of nutrition food labeling to make it easier to understand, and a plan for making healthy food more affordable.”The Senate’s recommendations are not incongruous from the six main goals stated on Oliver’s website: Sugary Drinks Tax, Sugar Reformulation, Fair Marketing, Clearer Labels, School Food and Education.Buoyed by such like-minded messaging, Oliver went to Canada last week to promote his Food Revolution campaign among politicians, supermarkets and influencers to try to ensure that the positive words are followed by real action.“It’s crazy that we live in a world where millions of children get too much of the wrong food, while millions more get too little good food,” says Oliver. “There are 41 million children under the age of five that are overweight or obese, while 159 million under-fives are stunted. Let’s put an end to obesity and undernourishment the world over.”Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

Four suspects linked to underworld leaders arrested with weaponsFour suspects linked to underworld leaders arrested with weapons

Four suspects linked to two leading underworld leaders have been arrested with weapons, the Police said.The Police said that the four suspects are linked to underworld leaders Angoda Lokka and Makandure Madush. The suspects were arrested with weapons and cannabis by the Mirihana Police Special Unit. (Colombo Gazette)

Urban Meyer Truth is Ohio States new mantraUrban Meyer Truth is Ohio States new mantra

The first question for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer probably wasn’t what you’d expect it to be. It wasn’t about who the team’s leaders would be after losing former captains John Simon, Zach Boren, Garrett Goebel and Etienne Sabino. It wasn’t about sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, or about the return of running back Jordan Hall after being granted a medical redshirt for 2012. It wasn’t even about how Meyer and the Buckeyes’ defense would replace seven starters, including four-of-five captains, and junior defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, who chose to forgo his senior year and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. No – the first question aimed at Meyer in his first press conference in more than a month was about Bowl Championship Series National Champion Alabama and if OSU could raise itself to the Crimson Tide’s level next year. After the program’s first undefeated campaign since 2002, an appearance on the sport’s highest stage might be a plausible in 2013. But Meyer isn’t buying it. “For me to say we have to get (to the national championship) next year, that’s like me talking about we have to go fly to the moon,” Meyer said Friday. “We’re nowhere near even having that conversation.” Meyer, who witnessed Alabama’s 42-14 win against Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game for himself as a guest analyst for ESPN, lauded coach Nick Saban’s squad as the most fundamentally sound group he’s seen all year. Meyer couldn’t say the same for OSU. “Fundamentally we are not where we need to be,” Meyer said. At least not this early in January. In part, the team’s pursuit of fundamentals is why Meyer said he installed a new team mantra: “Truth.” “Truth means … you have a good season and there’s a lot of conversation about things that really shouldn’t be discussed because it’s not true,” Meyer said. Such noise could be the buzz surrounding OSU as early national title contenders next season. Meyer, though, maintained the Buckeyes have their work cut out for them – particularly when it pertains to elite teams like Alabama. “To say that we could roll in there and beat a team like that, I don’t know,” he said. “Honest answer, right now, (we have) too many holes to fill.” But don’t mistake Meyer’s stance as a lack of confidence in his squad. He said OSU can play with anyone. “I think we’re a very good team that could compete with any team in the country. I didn’t feel that way early in the year, even in the middle of the year,” he said. “But the last game, I even said that after the season, that’s where I believe we are.” read more

Sweets no longer seen as treats because ads tell children they deserveSweets no longer seen as treats because ads tell children they deserve

Current regulations introduced by the Advertising Standards Authority restrict adverts for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) products being directed at children.In March this year, Cadbury’s was banned from advertising its Freddo chocolate bars next to a school after being accused by the of using their frog mascot to promote junk food to children.“Growing up, I used to wait until Friday and that’s when you got sweets. But now children are eating sweets on their break time, lunchtime and when they get home,” Conservative MP Damien Moore told the committee.Dame Sally was also questioned on plans to treat sweet foods like tobacco and introduce plain packaging.“That would be an approach,” she said. “Do we really need all the crisp packets?“Should cereals be standardised?“I am not saying I am going to recommend this, but we are going to have to think about this, or we will look back at the young generation and regret that we didn’t take action.” Sweets are no longer seen as “treats” because adverts tell children and women that they deserve to eat chocolate, the Chief Medical Officer has said.Giving evidence to the Science and Technology Committee, Professor Dame Sally Davies said Britain has “lost the concept” of what constitutes a rare treat and that “we all need to eat less”.Her comments came during a discussion with MPs on the nation’s “obesity crisis” as she was probed on how to tackle it.“I remember Sunday roasts as a child. There was one or two pieces of meat. Now you see the large portions that people have,” Dame Sally said.“We do seem to have lost the concept of treats. I think the advertising is very interesting, a lot of it is aimed at children or women in particular. ‘You deserve this’ – when did I deserve sweets?” she added.Dame Sally’s latest comments come one week after she announced that she is considering a tax on all unhealthy foods in a bid to reduce the levels of childhood obesity, after more than 20,000 primary school children were classed as obese when they left primary school last year. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Liebherr autonomous trucks to adopt ASIs MOBIUS platformLiebherr autonomous trucks to adopt ASIs MOBIUS platform

first_imgAutonomous Solutions, Inc (ASI) and Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co (Liebherr) have announced that Liebherr’s new autonomous ready haul trucks will be compatible with ASI’s autonomous command and control platform, MOBIUS. Liebherr’s vision of an autonomous haul truck includes an open interface that enables the truck to integrate to ASI’s Mobius platform. Liebherr’s autonomous vehicles can be controlled under an OEM agnostic command system for autonomous vehicles, providing maximum flexibility for their customers.“By adopting the Mobius platform, Liebherr is poised to differentiate its autonomous vehicles by addressing the market need for interoperability and openness,” explains ASI’s Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development over Mining. “I believe the market will welcome Liebherr’s decision.”Liebherr has integrated with the Mobius protocols for its vehicle control interface, rather than establishing a proprietary command and control platform on its own. This move to an open platform will provide much needed flexibility to their customers when integrating different autonomous vehicle types throughout a mine site.Liebherr stated:last_img read more

UN report argues Internet access is a human rightUN report argues Internet access is a human right

first_imgBack in March of last year, we reported that a BBC World Service global poll found that 79% of people believe that Internet access is a fundamental right. Within the same poll, 87% of Internet users went even further and said that Internet access should be a “fundamental right of all people.” A recent United Nations report seems to agree with that sentiment.The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression has submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council which makes the case that Internet access is also a human right. The report states that the Internet has become an important medium upon which human expression occurs. Limitation of that expression via the arbitrary blocking or filtering of content with the exception of child pornography, criminalization of legitimate expression, cyber-attacks, and disconnection of Internet access are all highlighted in the report as areas of concern. Disconnection of Internet access and the blocking or filtering of content has drawn increasing attention due to uprisings in the Middle East that were met with such limitations on human expression.AdChoices广告One point made in the report that may have some intellectual property right lawyers a bit concerned is the notion that a person’s Internet access should not be limited even if that limitation is the result of violations of intellectual property law. It is not uncommon for hackers and those who have been found to offer copyrighted music and video online to have a sentence imposed upon them which limits their Internet access. Such limitations on access could span months or even years.The Special Rapporteur went on to highlight in the report the need for better protections on intermediaries, which includes Internet access providers, and a person’s right to privacy with the inclusion of data protection.Read more at the UN report (PDF)Brian’s OpinionIt is clear that governments and the legal system still struggle when it comes to the Internet and how far a person’s right to access the Internet must be balanced against the use of the Internet for criminal purposes. While it may seem like a pretty black and white decision to cut off Internet access to someone who violates the law using the Internet as a medium, more thought needs to go into such actions considering how much the Internet is used as a medium of expression. Of course, I’ll be the first to point out that we must at times limit expression for the greater good.For example, the freedom of expression does not protect someone who runs into a public building and screams “fire” to cause a panic. Yet, such action, even though it is deemed as criminal, shouldn’t lead to a person being forced to having their mouth sown shut. On the other hand, we are pretty quick to shut someone up when it comes to their ability to get on the Internet and speak out.I am not naive enough to sit here and say there are no scenarios where in order to protect the public someone should be cut off from the Internet. What I am saying though, which I believe is also the point the report is making, is that special consideration needs to be given before limiting a person’s Internet access.last_img read more

Mick Jagger welcomes eighth child at age of 73Mick Jagger welcomes eighth child at age of 73

first_img Share Tweet Email By AFP 26,807 Views Dec 8th 2016, 10:28 PM Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 10:28 PM Image: Evan Agostini AP/Press Association Images 71 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Evan Agostini AP/Press Association Images BRITISH ROCKER MICK Jagger became a father for the eighth time today, at the age of 73.The singer’s 29-year-old ballerina partner Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a son in New York, according to a statement released on behalf the singer.“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” publicist Bernard Doherty said.“Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”Jagger’s new son is some two-and-a-half years younger than the singer’s great-granddaughter, who was born in May 2014.Jagger already has seven children ranging in age from 17 to 46 from four previous relationships: Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel and Lucas.He has five grandchildren and, since May 2014, a great-grandchild after his granddaughter Assisi gave birth to a baby girl.Jagger began dating Hamrick shortly after the suicide in 2014 of L’Wren Scott, his partner of 13 years.New album On Sunday, The Rolling Stones’ new studio album Blue & Lonesome is expected to hit the top of Britain’s album chart – the first time they’ve held that position in almost 20 years.The band’s first studio release in more than a decade — a collection of blues covers — was by far the top selling album in the midweek chart.Jagger’s new son comes six months after bandmate Ronnie Wood’s wife Sally Humphreys gave birth to twin girls.Wood, 69, told Hello! magazine that Jagger was one of the first people to see the twins.“Mick popped in on the third day. He couldn’t wait to see them, I put one in each arm and took a photo.”© AFP 2016Read: The Rolling Stones are planning to record their first album in a decade Short URL Mick Jagger welcomes eighth child at age of 73 Jagger already has seven children ranging in age from 17 to 46, from four previous relationshipslast_img read more

I want my kids to know there is no shame in gettingI want my kids to know there is no shame in getting

first_img Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald Affleck said he was lucky to have the love of family and friends who had supported him through his addiction.“I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do,” he said.The famous actor and director – who shot to fame with 1997′s Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting which he acted in and co-write with Matt Damon – has been separated from his spouse Jennifer Garner since the pair announced their plans to divorce in 2015.Affleck previously entered rehab for alcohol addiction in 2001.Recently, he has stepped away from directing The Batman after almost a year in the job. He’ll still star in the film.With APRead: Maths has never been so dangerous: watch the trailer for new movie The AccountantRead: Take a break and watch Ben Affleck smuggle Matt Damon onto a chat show 23,389 Views Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 9:39 AM Share Tweet Email Image: Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP Mar 15th 2017, 9:39 AM I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help’: Ben Affleck speaks out about his alcohol addiction The Hollywood star said he had recently completed treatment. ACTOR AND DIRECTOR Ben Affleck has spoken out about recently completing treatment for alcohol addiction.The Hollywood star posted on his public Facebook page that he had recently finished the treatment, calling it the “first step being taken towards a positive recovery”.Affleck said that he wanted to be a source of strength for anyone “who needs help but is afraid to take the first step”.“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” Affleck said in the post.“I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. Image: Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP 29 Comments last_img read more

Survey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted these areSurvey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted these are

first_img Survey finds majority of Irish beaches and rivers are polluted: these are the biggest blackspots The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts. Monday 26 Aug 2019, 6:00 AM Image: 44,861 Views 37 Comments Share35 Tweet Email By Stephen McDermott Image: Aug 26th 2019, 6:01 AM Short URL FIVE IN SIX beaches and waterways inspected as part of a nationwide litter survey are not considered clean enough to meet European standards.A study of 42 areas across the country by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has found that only 1 in 6 were deemed “clean to European norms”A further 14% were classified as ‘littered’ or ‘heavily littered’, when beaches, harbours, rivers and their immediate environs were monitored by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce this summer.The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts.Fishing industry-related litter, such as nets, ropes, strapping bands, and floats, were also found throughout almost all marine sites.Salthill was found to be one of the cleanest beaches in the country, with the report praising the strand as a “well used and cared for environment” where a previous issue around dog fouling has been successfully tackled.Curracloe beach in Wexford also made the ‘clean’ list for having “a virtual absence of litter”, while Seapoint in Dublin was the only other beach considered clean by inspectors.Lough Rea, the River Shannon at Carrick-on-Shannon, the Nore in Kilkenny were also clean, as well as KiImore Quay harbour in Wexford.However, the Barrow in Carlow town and the Tolka in Dublin were both heavily littered, along with Cork Harbour near Midleton.The harbour, one of the the worst areas surveyed by the group, was “subject to dumping, with heavy levels of land-based food related items and large numbers of traffic cones and household appliances discarded in the water”.There were over a dozen tyres dumped at Tolka River at Annesley Bridge in Fairview in Dublin, as well as bicycles, a shopping trolley and child’s tricycle.The River Barrow at Carlow had “a very definite heavy litter presence … with a wide variety of regular litter, both land- and water-based”, inspectors said.Blackrock Castle also had “heavy levels of plastic bottles, plastic bags, cans, food / sweet wrappers and large pieces of plastic … several plastic bags of rubbish and other miscellaneous items were dumped adjacent to the coast.”Popular tourist destinations of Bundoran, Dingle, Kinsale and Lahinch were among those considered “moderately littered”, as were Brittas Bay beach in Co Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire harbour and Portmarnock beach in Dublin, and Tramore beach in Waterford.Conor Horgan of IBAL said the group sought to protect tourism and recreational assets, and said the need for action on plastic pollution in aquatic environments was pressing.“Our regular surveys consistently show 80% of our towns to be clean; we cannot say the same for our beaches and waterways,” he said.“Litter as we know it has acquired a wholly new importance for society. This is especially true for an island like Ireland, where litter can readily wind its way to the sea irrespective of where it is dropped.“When it comes to marine litter the sea starts at every household, street, green space and workplace.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Nadia Tass wins Best Director in MilanNadia Tass wins Best Director in Milan

first_imgGreek Australian director Nadia Tass has won the award for Best Director at the Milan International Film Festival for her film Matching Jack. Tass was in Paris last week, where she screened Matching Jack for an invited audience at the Australian Embassy and received a wonderful response. From there, she travelled to London for Matching Jack’s screening at The Barbican Centre as part of the London Australian Film Festival, where the film again received an enthusiastic response, a representative from Cascade Films told Neos Kosmos. This week Matching Jack screened at the 64th Cannes Film Festival as part of Cannes Cinephile hosted by Cannes Antipodes. In the last couple of months Matching Jack has also played at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival Internationales Filmwochenende Wurzburg (Germany), Tiburon International Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Leonard Maltin, who recently viewed the film described it as “a deeply emotional film, clearly made with tender loving care. Kodi Smit-McPhee gives an utterly remarkable performance in a cast full of fine actors”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Gillard holds up a mirror to GreeceGillard holds up a mirror to Greece

first_imgWhen the Australian Prime Minister spoke to Neos Kosmos about Golden Dawn, no one imagined the impact her words would have, not only on the diaspora but to the Greek community in the mother country. Some comments have been positive, some negative, but all have have the underlying message that Greece should look at Australia for the treatment of migrants, after all, it’s the Greeks in Australia that the PM praises for harmonious multicultural life in the antipodes. The majority of the media in Greece has commended the Australian PM for having the courage to speak out against Golden Dawn and their policies, with many comments geared towards Greece learning from Australia to work with the migrants in the Hellenic Republic and how to live in harmony as Greek migrants have done for many years in Australia. In the interview with Neos Kosmos at this year’s Antipodes Festival, Ms Gillard said political parties such as Golden Dawn will not be “muzzled in Australia”, even though she was quick to point out there is “no place for that kind of politics in our nation”. “We have freedom of speech and even people who have got the most repugnant views are not muzzled in Australia, but if they do come with repugnant views then we certainly call it for what it is as there is no place for that kind of politics in our nation,” she tells Neos Kosmos. Her comments made as part of Greece’s independence day celebrations for March 25 in relation to the contribution by the Greek community were also noted by the media. In her message to the Greek community of Australia, Ms Gillard noted the valiant efforts of the heroes of 1821, but used the message to pay tribute to Greek Australians. She said: “As the leader of Australia, I also record our gratitude for the gift of Greek migration, which has done so much to transform and enliven this land we love. “The shape of modern Australia is unimaginable without the Hellenic contribution. We are a better, richer nation because of what you’ve done.” Upon reading this, a columnist for Eleftherotypia wrote: “As I read it I wondered, would any Greek leader dare speak at some point about migrants in Greece – such as Albanians, Filipinos, Ukrainians, Africans and so on. The ones who harvested the land while the men drank their frappes in the cafe; the migrant women who cared and looked after our elderly while the Greeks would not bother. “So let’s re-read what Julia Gillard wrote and rethink how we progress as a country to think seriously about acknowledging the contribution of foreigners to its progress.” However, there were some negative comments made towards the Federal Government. One person responded dismissively to Ms Gillard’s stance on Golden Dawn, stating that she could not comment given Australia’s treatment of the Aboriginals. The article Golden Dawn: we will not muzzle them, says PM was also posted on a white supremacist forum entitled White Pride World Wide. A member of the forum from Greece posted this comment on the forum: “You can forbid the people of Golden Dawn to enter Australia but you can do nothing to stop the ideas.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Rolling Stone names Kevin Owens best WWE star of 2015Rolling Stone names Kevin Owens best WWE star of 2015

first_img Google+ Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebook Videos Articles Vin Diesel Charlize Theron Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar John Cena Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Courtesy of Stone names Kevin Owens WWE Superstar of the Year (so far)The first half of 2015 has come to a close, and Rolling Stone has named the top WWE Superstar of the year (so far). Think its Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns or WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins? You may be surprised that it’s neither. NXT Champion Kevin Owens – not that he wants or cares about the accolade – has taken the top honor.Rolling Stone cites Owens’ undeniable impact since his NXT debut in December 2014, including his recent verbal sparring and fearlessness against United States Champion John Cena. In his first WWE match, Owens defeated the 15-time World Champion in a physical battle that pushed the Cenation leader to the limit.Although Cena won the second match, the two Superstars will meet again at WWE Battleground, this time with Cena’s United States Championship at stake. If Owens defeats Cena and claims the U.S. Title, Rolling Stone may have to simply update its Superstar of the year profile of the NXT Champion with additional stats come WWE Wrestler of the Year (So Far): Kevin OwensRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 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 WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphylast_img

SourceMedia Launches New Digital PlatformSourceMedia Launches New Digital Platform

first_imgSourceMedia, publisher of B2B brands American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, and Health Data Management, among several others, announced today a company-wide relaunch of its digital publishing platform in an effort to optimize engagement, cross-platform user experience, and native advertising integration. Health Data Management, Employee Benefit News, and Employee Benefit Adviser are the first brands to receive the digital makeover; flagship American Banker, along with the rest of SourceMedia’s more than 20 titles, will follow in the near future. One of those innovative ways is through native advertising, which the company indicates is a key aspect of the new launch. Sponsor-commissioned articles, white papers, infographics, and videos will be integrated into content feeds without confusing readers, according to SourceMedia. The shift to center a company’s growth strategy around digital growth and innovative marketing solutions—even as SourceMedia still publishes a number of print magazines—is a clear trend in B2B media as print advertising revenues run dry and intimate audience relationships grow ever-more valuable. Moreover, mobile responsiveness is vital to any brand, with audiences increasingly accessing digital content via smartphones. Reston, VA-based Perfect Sense Digital developed the new content management system, which will power an expanded content taxonomy designed to bring accurate, relevant content to the surface. Brooklyn-based digital agency Work & Co. designed the new user experience. Roadblocks remain, though, perhaps the most notable of which are ad blocking and viewability. SourceMedia hopes the new, cleaner site design, as well as more seamless integration of native advertising, will help overcome those challenges. “As a premium B2B network, technology is at the center of our strategy,” said Minna Rhee, SourceMedia chief digital and marketing officer, in a statement. “We are actively developing our internal capabilities and evolving with new technologies that will drive ongoing improvements to deliver more engaging user experiences while providing marketers with more innovative ways to reach their target audiences.” With features like a cleaner interface, responsive design, and continuous scrolling, the company hopes the new platform will better harness the business opportunities afforded by digital media and allow its audiences and clients to more deeply engage with one another. “This is a milestone for SourceMedia, enabling us to deliver on important operational priorities and product strategies,” added David Longobardi, chief content officer, in a statement.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 17 Man Arrested For Assault With A DangerousPOLICE LOG for September 17 Man Arrested For Assault With A Dangerous

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, September 17, 2018:A gray 2007 Ford Ecovan was struck by an 18-wheeler in a hit and run on the 93 South Exit 41 ramp. State Police notified. (12:49pm)Police advised vehicle that blocking travel lane in front of Middle School to move into parking spot. (2:33pm)Police issued a citation for failure to stop for a school bus with flashing lights on Middlesex Avenue. (3:11pm)A caller reported she witnessed a female party defecate in the middle of the Savers parking lot and drive away. Police checked residence, but female party not home. Police were eventually able to advise her. (3:29pm)A caller reported a motorcyclist cut him off and punched his window. Motorcyclist was following him, but is no longer. Caller was told to drive to police station. (3:56pm)A caller reported one male was kicking another male on the ground in the street on Park Street. Upon police arrival, one of the males ran into the woods. Police was able to locate and arrest the male. Christopher John Wiese (33, North Reading) was arrested with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. (4:40pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Trade spat India imposes retaliatory tariff on 29 US itemsTrade spat India imposes retaliatory tariff on 29 US items

first_imgThe U.S. announced that it would be reviewing India’s eligibility for the GSP last year, but decided that it would withdraw the benefits in June 2019.Days after America imposed 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent import duty on aluminium products, under its Generalised System of Preference, India has imposed retaliatory tariffs on 29 products imported from the United States, effective June 16.Though the tariffs will place a burden of $220-290 million on the United States, America’s imposition of tariff on Indian products will have a revenue implication of about $240 million on our steel and aluminium products.The Modi-led BJP government had initially decided to impose these duties on June 28 last year but the deadline was extended multiple times in the hopes of a solution emerging through negotiations on a proposed trade package.The US announced that it would be reviewing India’s eligibility for the GSP last year, but decided that it would withdraw the benefits in June 2019.In retaliation to the move, India has notified higher tariffs on several goods, including a hike of import duty from 30 percent to 120 percent on walnut, and 70 percent on masur dal. The duty on lentils will be increased to 40 percent, and on boric acid and binders for foundry moulds to 7.5 percent.The other products on which duties will be hiked include certain kind of nuts, iron and steel products, apples, pears, flat-rolled products of stainless steel, other alloy steel, tube and pipe fittings, and screws, bolts and rivets.The Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said last week that India accepts the decision of the US to withdraw GSP benefits to its exporters “gracefully”, and will continue to work towards making the exports competitive.India’s move comes in the light of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, on June 28-29.Meanwhile, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is also scheduled to visit New Delhi on June 25-26, on his way to the G20 Summit, to hold bilateral discussions with his Indian counterpart and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.last_img read more

Macron at Subodh Guptas studioMacron at Subodh Guptas studio

first_imgThe highlight of French President Emmanuel Macron’s India trip was the dinner hosted by renowned artist couple Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher for him on Sunday evening. Macron and his wife Brigitte drove straight to Gupta’s Gurgaon studio, after their visit to the Taj Mahal at Agra. Co-hosted by the French ambassador, Alexandre Ziegler, the evening was seminal since a head of state mingled with artists, writers and intellectuals, unlike their usual guest-list of industrialists and bankers. There were curator Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, author Vikram Seth, award-winning photographer Dayanita Singh, the genius Jitish Kallat, collector and impresario Kiran Nadar and Khoj Director and Curator Pooja Sood, filmmaker Alankrita Srivastava, fashion designer Manish Arora and photographer Gauri Gill. Macron invited curator Pooja Sood to showcase her work with India ‘s tribals. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOver the past 20 years, Gupta has worked hard to build his own reputation and repertoire of works that cut across cultures and speak to all people everywhere. Galleries with an international name and lineage become his dealers and it is not surprising that his installation at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 will be Arario Gallery.Gupta’s sprawling studio-workshop is in Gurgaon, he is very much the master of his three-storeyed enterprise. Gupta has designed the avant-garde exposed concrete and glass exterior of the building himself. Inside, it gives way to wood-panelled luxury and statement furniture that blends pragmatism and eloquent elegance. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHis studio is built and spread over three floors. A medium sized room with the neon light alphabets ‘Ma ki Daal’ on the wall and another of his vessel installations on the wall tell you that he is an artist who thinks and brings the past forward to the present. Simplicity and elegance exude the language of India’s greatest installation artist. The table on this floor has a steel tumbler and ‘thali’ sunken into its circular surface. On the ground floor is where all the welding and the construction happens. A small staircase leads on to the larger space and a lift takes you up to the middle floor. Gupta greets you and takes you towards his works that he has just created. On this epic evening, Gupta had laid out a soiree of his many installations for President Macron to savour. From his vessels to light installations to the pots from the Philosopher’s Stone series his studio morphed into an avant-garde gallery for one night. Famous artist Jitish Kallat says: “Emanuel Macron was charismatic, graceful and humble, and the same could be said about Mme. Macron. They had a natural sociability that allowed them to dissolve seamlessly into the gathering, attentively exchanging words with each person they met. During my brief encounter, I conveyed to him how I felt his victory over Marin Le Pen represented a truly optimistic shift away from the kind of aggressive leadership that is becoming ubiquitous across the globe.” Subodh ‘s office and painting studio are spacious and spotless. A high backed chair with purple and lighter shades of upholstery is where he sits and thinks-an antique wooden Ganesha in its residual imperfect state makes you think of his love for antiquity and his brilliance at thinking out of the box. The square table at the centre is packed with books.The studio has the air of a mini-museum. A table with some of his potent vessel series, another with paint tubes and brushes-each corner is evocative.All in all a great moment Indian contemporary art as Gupta gets ready for a retrospective showing of his magnificent monumental steel vessels in Paris that opens on April 13 2018 and runs till August 28, 2018.last_img read more

Tickle therapy may help slow ageingTickle therapy may help slow ageing

first_imgTickling the ear with a small electric current may rebalance the nervous system in over-55s and help them age more healthily, a study claims Scientists at the University of Leeds in the UK found that a short daily therapy delivered for two weeks led to physiological wellbeing, including a better quality of life, mood and sleep. The therapy, called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, delivers a small, painless electrical current to the ear, which sends signals to the body’s nervous system through the vagus nerve. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe new research, published in the journal Aging, suggests the therapy may slow down an important effect associated with ageing. The researchers suggest that the ‘tickle’ therapy has the potential to help people age more healthily, by recalibrating the body’s internal control system. “The ear is like a gateway through which we can tinker with the body’s metabolic balance, without the need for medication or invasive procedures. We believe these results are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Beatrice Bretherton, from the University of Leeds. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”We are excited to investigate further into the effects and potential long-term benefits of daily ear stimulation, as we have seen a great response to the treatment so far,” Bretherton said. The autonomic nervous system controls many of the body’s functions which don’t require conscious thought, such as digestion, breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. It contains two branches, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic, which work against each other to maintain a healthy balance of activity. As we age the body’s balance changes such that the sympathetic branch begins to dominate. This imbalance makes us more susceptible to new diseases and leads to the breakdown of healthy bodily function as we get older. Clinicians have long been interested in the potential for using electrical currents to influence the nervous system. The vagus nerve, the major nerve of the parasympathetic system, has often been used for electrical stimulation and past research has looked at the possibility of using vagus nerve stimulation to tackle depression, epilepsy, obesity, stroke, tinnitus and heart conditions. However, this kind of stimulation needs surgery to implant electrodes in the neck region, with associated expense and a small risks of side effects. However, there is one small branch of the vagus nerve that can be stimulated without surgery, located in the skin of specific parts of the outer ear. Previous research has shown that applying a small electrical stimulus to the vagus nerve at the ear, which some people perceive as a tickling sensation, improves the balance of the autonomic nervous system in healthy 30-year-olds. Other researchers worldwide are now investigating if this transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) could provide a therapy for conditions ranging from heart problems to mental health. In their new study, scientists wanted to see whether tVNS could benefit over 55-year-olds, who are more likely to have out-of-balance autonomic systems that could contribute to health issues associated with ageing. They recruited 29 healthy volunteers, aged 55 or above, and gave each of them the tVNS therapy for 15 minutes per day, over a two week period. Participants were taught to self-administer the therapy at home during the study. The therapy led to an increase in parasympathetic activity and a decrease in sympathetic activity, rebalancing the autonomic function towards that associated with healthy function. In addition, some people reported improvements in measures of mental health and sleeping patterns. Being able to correct this balance of activity could help us age more healthily, as well as having the potential to help people with a variety of disorders such as heart disease and some mental health issues, researchers said. Improving the balance of autonomic nervous system also lowers individual’s risk of death, as well as the need for medication or hospital visits, they said.last_img read more

Has Mobility Become a MustHas Mobility Become a Must

first_imgMarch 16, 2009 1 min read This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals You know you need a mobile work force when . . .You arrive at the office every day to a full voice mail box and 200 new e-mails.Your sales team’s idea of regional turf is the 10 square miles around your office.Your employees start asking to take their desktops, keyboards, mice and monitors home with them over the weekends.The last trade show your company attended was back in 1998 at the Holiday Inn downtown.You pass up potential employees with killer resumes and experience because they live out of state.A freak snowstorm brings your company to a complete standstill until the roads thaw. It’s the business equivalent of freezing your tongue to a light post.Your ideal clients live across the country–and you don’t even know they exist.You return from a two-week vacation to discover that your three best employees left, your five biggest clients switched to the competition and your office was painted mauve. Register Now »last_img read more

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