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It is not an achievement

first_imgMumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan probably scores 10 on 10 in the looks department, and it seems like a US-based agency has also noticed it. The Kaabil actor, popular as ‘Greek God’ among his admirers, has been reportedly named the ‘Most Handsome Man in the World’ by the agency. He is thankful for the title, though it’s not really an achievement for him. The secret behind his good looks? “Well, it’s broccoli. Just kidding,” Hrithik said in an interview. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”I’m thankful for this title although on the face of it, it’s not really an achievement. According to me, if there’s anything one should aspire for and value the most in this world, it’s their character. “A good character will always make you look more attractive,” he said in an interview with hindustantimes.com. On the work front, he is also looking forward to the release of War, which will bring him and his fan and actor Tiger Shroff on the big screen together.last_img read more

The Elders Encourage Integrity And Transparency Across Zimbabwes Transition

first_imgThe Elders today encouraged all political actors in Zimbabwe to deliver integrity and transparency across the country’s transition, including a level playing field ahead of the upcoming elections.They reaffirmed how important it is that the electoral process and subsequent actions lead to a significant strengthening of civilian authority at all levels of the state.The concerns of civil society around rule of law, security and a fair process of electoral registration need to be heard before, during and after the elections to help ensure legitimacy.The Elders encouraged the Government of Zimbabwe to foster open dialogue with opposition representatives, civil society, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union, the United Nations and the wider international community.They called on the Government and all other stakeholders to promote greater transparency and accountability in the management of the economy. Sustained action is needed to eradicate fraud and corruption, and establish an inclusive approach to economic recovery and development.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former United Nations Secretary-General, said:“Zimbabwe is on the long road to recovery. The upcoming elections are an important first step on this path to democratic and civilian government, but they cannot be an end in themselves. Only a long-term process of national renewal will allow the country to reach its full potential.”Graça Machel, co-founder of The Elders with Nelson Mandela, added:“The people of Zimbabwe have suffered for too long from autocratic rule, cronyism and economic mismanagement. These challenges can be overcome if the Government convenes free and fair elections and clamps down on corruption. The Elders affirm the people of Zimbabwe’s long-deferred dream for a better country, and stand with them in the months and years ahead.”last_img read more

More than 200 attend Chinese New Year performance

Jing Liu, a Nanjing University English major, sings and acts as master of ceremonies during Sunday’s performance.Brock celebrated the Chinese New Year with a 45-member visiting orchestra from Nanjing on Feb. 13.The Traditional Chinese Instruments’ Orchestra performed at the David S. Howes Theatre. The performance was sponsored by Hanban, which is the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing. The event was also the first formal cultural event organized by Brock’s new Confucius Institute.The concert was attended by nearly 240 people who were entertained by traditional Chinese string, pipe, flute, wind and percussion instruments. The Do Re Mi Children’s Art Group of China also entertained the audience with interpretive dances and colourful costumes.Aiming Cheng, Dean of the Institute for International Students of Nanjing University, takes the stage with Greg Finn, Brock’s Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic.Related:• Brock names directors for its new Confucius Institute | The Brock News read more

UN envoy to Kosovo finds mixed progress on returns of Serbs

Søren Jessen-Petersen expressed dissatisfaction at the situation in Bica, where Kosovo Serb villagers are protected by barbed wire barricades and the 24-hour presence of peacekeeping troops. He pledged to work with the local community and municipal authorities to find more sustainable solutions to the current problems.”In Kosovo in October 2004, a Kosovo that is determined to move towards review of standards and status talks, there should and must be no places where people are forced to live behind barbed wires and protected by KFOR,” he stressed, referring to the multinational Kosovo Force.KFOR Commander Yves de Kermabon accompanied the UN envoy during the trip, which also took them to the village of Vidanje, where they found measurable progress Mr. Jessen-Petersen said the situation for Serbs there “is the way forward for Kosovo,” noting that local authorities are providing “all the necessary facilities that will allow the returnees and the community to integrate.”In the first phase of a project funded by the Kosovo Government and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council, 33 Serbs have returned to Vidanje to begin reconstructing their homes before bringing the rest of their family members back to the village. The €970,000 (euros) project involves reconstructing 25 homes, repairing infrastructure like the village’s water supply, and providing assistance to needy families in the community.KFOR Commander de Kermabon praised the progress in Vidanje and pledged that KFOR would work with UNMIK and the local representatives in Bica to restore trust between the people there.”The future of Kosovo is in this confidence, confidence between the inhabitants and confidence between the two ethnicities,” Gen. de Kermabon said. read more

Millions face hunger in West Africa urgent aid needed UN food agency

Millions of farmers and herders in West Africa are threatened with hunger due to last year’s drought and locust invasion, severe child malnutrition is reportedly on the rise and immediate aid is needed to prevent the crisis from deteriorating further, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.“The situation is getting worse in the affected areas and unless aid comes now, hundred of thousands of people will be suffering the consequences for years to come,” the chief of FAO’s Emergency Operations Service, Fernanda Guerrieri, said of the crisis which is especially acute in Mali, Mauritania and Niger.“Farmers and herders who have lost their livelihoods because of drought and the locust invasion are living in poverty with very limited access to food,” she added.Farmers need seeds and agricultural inputs immediately to ensure the October 2005 harvest. Herders depend on animal feed distributions and veterinary services to keep their weakened animals alive. FAO has appealed for $11.4 million for emergency projects in the region. Projects in some countries are already operational but more funds are urgently needed.According to recent estimates, the sub-Saharan Sahel region as a whole registered a grain surplus of 85,000 tons, but Niger and Chad suffered grain deficits of around 224,000 and 217,000 tons, respectively. An increase in food prices is fuelling the food crisis, especially in Mali, Mauritania and Niger, where millions of people are at risk of food shortages, the agency said. In Mauritania, FAO emergency projects are bringing assistance to hundreds of thousands of people.Fortunately, the locust situation is expected to remain relatively calm this summer in West Africa and, contrary to last year, swarms from North-west Africa are not likely to invade the region this year. Even so intensive survey operations should nevertheless be immediately launched in Mali, Niger and Chad and continue in Mauritania, FAO said in its latest locust update, also issued today.In the most affected areas in Mali, Mauritania and Niger, access to food staples is increasingly difficult and severe child malnutrition is reported to be on the rise. The scarcity of water and fodder is seriously affecting the health of the cattle, camels, sheep and goats that are the only source of food and income for nomadic communities. Competition for limited resources has sometimes resulted in local conflicts. read more

Ohio State mens soccer set to open Big Ten play at Northwestern

Binghamton junior forward Alex Varkatzas (9) slides into OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson (3) for the ball during an August 30. match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 0-1. Photo Credit: Muyao Shen / Assist. Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is prepared to open Big Ten play in the third game of its four-game road trip at Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire.The Buckeyes are scheduled to face the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday in Bridgeview, Illinois, at 8 p.m.OSU (1-3-0) is coming off a two-game weekend road trip in which it suffered losses against No.17 University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Navy.The Buckeyes outplayed their opponent in the first half of the game against UMBC, but the Retrievers fought back in the second half.OSU fought hard to try and sustain the momentum it had going to get a victory, but UMBC proved to be the better team at the end of the game with a 1-0 victory over the Scarlet and Gray.“Against UMBC, we definitely should have won,” junior defender and co-captain Tyler Kidwell said. “I thought we had some chances and they had a few chances, but they put them away and that kind of was the difference.”The Buckeyes looked as if the first loss of the weekend had affected them mentally going into Sunday’s match against Navy. The Buckeyes struggled to compete with the Midshipmen, as they were shutout, 3-0.“I think maybe we were down from the tough loss Friday, and from the get-go, Navy gave a great effort and were all over us,” Buckeyes senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason said.Kidwell said that despite the two losses, the team will continue to work hard to get a win.“We have an extremely talented team, probably one of the most talented teams since I’ve been here,” Kidwell said. “We’ve just got to keep going and grinding it out.”Mason also said that the team is confident and will be fine as long as the players and coaches stick to everything they know.“We have all the pieces to win games and we have the philosophy so I think that as long as we stick to what we know and execute our game plans, we’ll be fine,” Mason said.  “It’s a confident bunch, it’s just a bit of a hardship, but we’ll bounce back.”CLASS actMason was announced as a candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award on Thursday. To be eligible for the award, a student athlete must show achievements in the following four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.“It is truly an honor to be nominated for the Senior CLASS award,” Mason said in an online release from OSU. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to be a student athlete at Ohio State and extremely humbled to be considered for such a great honor.”A committee will select the top ten finalists from a list of 30 candidates in October. Those finalists will then be placed on a ballot for a nationwide vote. One male and one female will be selected for the award and those winners will be announced at the 2015 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup championships in December.Last season, former OSU goalkeeper Alex Ivanov won the award, joining linebacker James Laurinaitis in 2008 as the two Buckeyes to win for their respective sports.Looking aheadFollowing Friday’s action, the OSU men’s soccer team is scheduled to travel to Akron, Ohio, to face the Akron Zips on Sept. 16. read more

Stealing stuff in Skyrim can be highly amusing

first_imgUnless you’ve been living under a rock you won’t have missed the advertising and build-up to what could be the biggest game of the year: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.If you’ve played an Elder Scrolls game before then the pre-order was probably made several weeks or even months ago. If Skyrim is your first adventure in this RPG series, then it looks as though you are in for a real treat. Metacritic has the game averaging 96% on Xbox 360 and PC, and just a few points behind at 94% on PS3.Inevitably, the reviews are followed by gameplay videos from players who have already spent hours in the Skyrim world. The one included below is the most amusing we have seen so far, and shows you how to go about stealing unnoticed in the game.The rules are simple: if someone sees you steal an item, then they will call out and probably attack you too. So how do you steal from a store with a watchful owner at the counter? Due to Skyrim’s wealth of object interactions, this player realized he could pick up a couple of wooden buckets and place them on character’s heads. They can no longer see, so he doesn’t get called out. Very clever.To demonstrate that the buckets work, he then removes them and the owner and his daughter notice he has stuffed pockets full of stolen goods on a rewatch it turns out he steals something else to get their attention. A fight ensues which he swiftly wins.Skyrim was already on my list of must-buys, but after watching this I think it’s coming off my Christmas list and being added to an online cart later today.via thesixthaxislast_img read more

People are dying on waiting lists Harris urged to fix health service

first_img 28 Comments 8,554 Views People are dying on waiting lists. There are serious problems in our health service. We need to start making changes now.THE CHAIRPERSON OF the Oireachtas Committee of the Future of Healthcare, Róisín Shortall, has said now is the time to grasp change and tackle the problems within the health service.Minister for Health Simon Harris signalled to his Cabinet colleagues yesterday there is an issue surrounding the costs proposed in the committee’s report.After a period of 11 months and hundreds of submissions, the cross-party committee published a report with a long-term plan for reforming the health service in Ireland over a 10-year period.The report calls for additional funding of up to €700 million a year to solve issues such as overcrowding, hospital costs, and reducing waiting lists.However, the report has been criticised (even by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar) for being too costly. Independent TD Michael Harty withdrew support from the government during the vote for Taoiseach due to the lack of commitment to back the committee’s findings.Healthcare reformShortall told TheJournal.ie that she was very concerned to hear Harris is only willing to support elements of the report that are in line with government policy.“They just don’t get it if that is what government are thinking,” she said, adding that the reason behind the committee was to introduce new ideas, and to move away from policy that has failed to deliver for the Irish people to date.“The problem with the health service down the years is that it has been used as a political football. With every new minister came a new plan.”A government source indicated that the report did not face up to the “financial realities” and that while it would be welcome in an ideal world, certain aspects do not take into account other spending commitments.Shortall said the plan is to “invest now in order to save later”.“It is achievable to implement this over 10 years and possible to fund it,” she insisted, stating that the initial funding needed this year is minimal.‘People are losing out’“It can be delivered on a phased basis so we can move away from a two-tiered dysfunctional system where the people are losing out.”The Social Democrats TD said health was the single most important issue raised during the last election. She urged the new Taoiseach “not to squander the opportunity he has been given” to fix the health service once and for all.The report is scheduled to be debated in the Dáil this Thursday.Read: ‘Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he’s not living up to them when it comes to gender balance’>Read: Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawful> Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 6:20 AM Short URL By Christina Finn Share84 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/3455088 Jun 21st 2017, 6:20 AM ‘People are dying on waiting lists’: Harris urged to fix health service once and for all The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Chine la sécheresse touche gravement le centre du pays

first_imgChine : la sécheresse touche gravement le centre du paysLa Chine, comme une grande partie de l’Europe, connaît depuis quelques mois un printemps difficile. La sécheresse qui sévit endommage les récoltes agricoles et aggrave la pénurie en électricité au centre du pays. Les provinces du centre de la Chine, traversées par le fleuve Yangtsé, connaissent en ce moment une période de sécheresse.  De janvier à avril, les précipitations récoltées par le bassin du fleuve ont connu une baisse de 40% par rapport à la moyenne calculée ces 50 dernières années. Une difficulté climatique considérable qui affecte l’accès à l’eau potable de près d’un d’1 million 400.000 personnes, selon le quartier général de lutte contre la sécheresse. Les estimations révèlent également qu’1,35 million d’hectares de cultures seraient endommagés notamment dans les provinces du Hubei, du Hunan et du Gansu. À lire aussiVoici pourquoi les bébés OGM risquent de vivre moins longtemps que les autresOutre les cultures, les ressources énergétiques sont au cœur de la préoccupation des autorités. En effet, l’énergie hydraulique représente actuellement la deuxième source d’électricité en Chine avec plus de 45.000 centrales en activité en 2010, produisant plus de 662 milliards de kWh par an. Avec la sécheresse, le niveau d’eau stockée dans le réservoir du plus grand barrage au monde, les Trois Gorges, a baissé jusqu’à 154,8 mètres bien en-dessous de la limité autorisée de 156 mètres pour produire de l’électricité à pleine puissance. Pour pallier ces conditions climatiques extrêmes, les autorités ont décidé d’augmenter le débit du barrage à 9.500 mètres cubes par seconde, soit environ 2.900 mètres cubes de plus que la vitesse normale du flux.  Zhao Yunfa, ingénieur du barrage, a par ailleurs indiqué que le débit actuel de l’eau sur la section moyenne du fleuve Yangtsé avait atteint son niveau le plus bas depuis 16 ans à savoir 6.600 m3 par seconde.Le 23 mai 2011 à 20:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

BBC Teases Upcoming Doctor Who Virtual Reality Special

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Just as the Doctor Who withdrawal symptoms were beginning to fade, BBC today announced an immersive virtual reality adventure starring the Thirteenth Doctor.Jodie Whittaker reprises her role in animated form for “Doctor Who: The Runaway,” a new original story set in the TARDIS.The 12-minute drama from BBC and Passion Animation Studios takes viewers on a ride through time and space—straight into the center of the action.“Fans will experience the TARDIS like never before in this thrilling new interactive story,” Jo Pearce, creative director of the BBC’s digital drama team, said in a statement.“As ever, the Doctor is full of warmth, wit, and charm—helped by a wonderful performance from Jodie—which puts fans at the heart of the story as they immerse themselves in this beautifully animated world,” she added.Featuring new music from series composer Segun Akinola, “Doctor Who: The Runaway” was written by Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg.“Our team at the BBC VR Hub has been creating new experiences with the goal of helping to usher virtual reality into the mainstream, and Doctor Who is exactly the sort of series that can help more people to try this new technology,” according to Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub.“The show has been pushing boundaries for [more than] 55 years, and VR enables Doctor Who to explore a whole new dimension of storytelling.”The virtual reality special will be available on selected VR headsets “in the coming months.” No further details have been released.Whovians should soak up any related content while they can: The show isn’t expected to air again until early 2020.The BBC in December announced the return of showrunner Chris Chibnall, companions Mandip Gill (Yaz), Tosin Cole (Ryan), and Bradley Walsh (Graham), and, of course, Whittaker—whose gender-bending Doctor debut became the highest-ever series launch since Doctor Who‘s reboot in 2005.Missed the New Year’s Day special? Check out our recap of “Resolution.” Also, satisfy your cravings with three new Thirteenth Doctor novels—by Una McCormack (“The Molten Heart”), Steve Cole (“Combat Magicks”), and Juno Dawson (“The Good Doctor”)—on sale now.More on Geek.com:Ford Wants to Design Cars With Virtual Reality SketchesArmchair Astronomers Can Now Visit a Black Hole—In Virtual Reality‘Doctor Who’ Gifts for the Ultimate Whovian15 Historical Figures Who Appeared on ‘Doctor Who’last_img read more

Three local men offered views of Storro case on Nancy Grace

first_imgThree Clark County men discussed the Bethany Storro case on the Nancy Grace Show this evening. The show is on cable channel 45, HLN.The three are Columbian Editor Lou Brancaccio, Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Tony Golik, and Paul Pax, who is co-owner of Anytime Fitness in downtown Vancouver.last_img

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Dominic Chappell fined £87170 for withholding information on BHS from TPR

first_imgDominic Chappell, the majority shareholder of Retail Acquisitions, the organisation that bought BHS for £1, has been fined £87,170 for failing to provide information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) during the sale of the British retail organisation.Under section 72 of the Pensions Act 2004, Chappell was legally obliged to provide certain information regarding the purchase of BHS by Retail Acquisition and the participants involved, as well as transactions involving BHS and the organisation after the sale was complete. TPR had requested this Information in an ongoing investigation to protect pensions.Chappell also failed to inform the work-based pension schemes regulator about a possible disclosure of restricted material.Failure to provide the requested information to TPR, without a reasonable excuse, is a criminal offence in the UK and can result in an unlimited fine if dealt with in a magistrate’s court.On 11 January, district judge William Ashworth found Chappell guilty of three charges of neglecting or refusing to provide information and documents without a reasonable excuse. Chappell has denied the charges.As a result of these convictions, Chappell was sentenced to pay £87,170 at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Friday 23 February 2018. This comprises a £50,000 fine, a £37,000 costs payment and a £170 victim surcharge.This case is the fifth criminal conviction against individuals or organisations for failing to comply with section 72 notices.TPR is still pursuing separate anti-avoidance action against Chappell regarding the BHS pension schemes.District Judge Gary Lucie, who ruled over the case, said: “The court must send a message to those in senior positions that refusal to answer questions under section 72 will not be tolerated. The law is there for a purpose and it must be enforced. There is a complete lack of remorse on Mr Chappell’s part.”Nicola Parish, executive director of frontline regulation at TPR, added: “We prosecuted Dominic Chappell because, despite numerous requests, he failed to provide us with information we required in connection with our investigation into the sale and ultimate collapse of BHS.“Choosing not to comply with our section 72 notices has now left him with a criminal record and a bill for more than £87,000, both of which he could have avoided if he had simply done what was required of him. Information notices are a vital investigative tool for us. Ignoring them is a crime that can lead to prosecution.”last_img read more

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2 inside stolen car shoot at MiamiDade officers flee

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for two gunmen who, they said, opened fire on Miami-Dade Police officers when they tried to pull them over in connection to an armed carjacking.According to investigators, the officers tried to pull over a Dodge Charger that was taken in the carjacking, early Saturday, but the men inside the car pulled out guns and started shooting.A police cruiser was struck with several rounds, but no officers were hurt.The law enforcers fired back, but police said the shooters fled on foot. A perimeter was set up in the area of Northwest 54th Street and 24th Avenue, but no arrests were made.If you have any information on the subjects’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Local Route Delivery Driver at Gordon Food ServiceFull-Time Certified Electrician at SunRunFull-Time Service Support Technician II at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time Laboratory Animal Technician at AerotekFull-Time Senior Quality Engineer at ViantFull-Time Delivery Drivers at FedExPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Grill Cooks & Pizza Makers at Wilmington Pizza PlacePart-Time Seasonal Drivers at RandstadFull-Time Journeyman & Master Plumber at Kevin Scott Plumbing & Heating Inc.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

The best video doorbells of 2019

first_img Nest Hello Chris Monroe/CNET Best smart home support Read the Nest Hello review Nest Hello video doorbell: Smarter than your average… See at Walmart Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) RemoBell S The Nest Hello works well with Alexa, Google Assistant, and, of course, Nest. It isn’t the only product that works with a variety of platforms, but it does offer fairly comprehensive online support if you have questions about connecting your doorbell to your smart speaker or other smart home platform. It probably doesn’t hurt that Google owns Nest. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best overall video doorbell Read the Nest Hello review Read more about the RemoBell S Originally published last year, this guide was extensively rewritten earlier this year. The RemoBell S was most recently added as best value pick.The best facial recognition cameras: And how we test them. The best products of 2019: Hand-picked by CNET’s experts. Read the Ring Door View Cam review See at Amazon See at Best Buy Ring Door View Cam More video doorbell options Arlo Audio Doorbell August Doorbell Cam Pro  Blink Video DoorbellRemoBell RemoBell SRing Door View CamRing Video Doorbell 2 Ring Video Doorbell Pro SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Soliom Video Doorbell How we test video doorbells Testing a smart doorbell is similar to testing any other home security camera. First I download the corresponding app and create an account (if I don’t already have one). While a lot of products include tutorial booklets in the box with your purchase, I prefer to start with the app. A good app includes detailed steps on the installation process, as well as how to connect to your Wi-Fi network and actually get the product up and running. It’s your one-stop shop for taking your doorbell setup from start to finish. Make sure the doorbell is installed based on the manufacturer’s specifications — either hardwired or battery- or solar-powered. As soon as it’s connected and I’m able to view the live video feed, I check the settings. I make sure features like motion detection or activity zones are enabled (they aren’t always enabled as a default) to get a complete sense of what it’s like to use the product — and to see how well it actually works as a replacement to a regular, nonsmart doorbell.  Nest Hello See at Walmart CNET Smart Home Best value Video doorbells are a relatively new smart home category, but they closely overlap with standard home security cameras. They are, in fact, doorbells with built-in security cameras.  With a video doorbell, your guests will ring the buzzer just like they normally do, but you’ll get a push alert on your phone and a live video look at whoever’s there (in addition to a regular ol’ chime sound). You and your guest can then chat via a built-in speaker and microphone in the doorbell. In some cases, they also work with smart locks so you can let the person in without physically opening the door yourself.  Most of today’s Wi-Fi-enabled doorbells offer features such as these, but the designs, video quality, video storage subscriptions and general installation can vary a lot. Below, we’ve highlighted our favorite models, and we’ve explained exactly how we test video doorbells, too.  Note that the products discussed here are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. The best video doorbells we’ve tested Best for apartment-dwellers See at Walmart Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected 18center_img 13 Photos From design to performance and features, including video quality, the Nest Hello is hard to beat. At $229, it’s priced high, but you can currently get it on sale for $189. And it’s a truly great option if you’re looking for an all-around solid product that looks nice and works well. Still, it isn’t perfect. I wish Nest offered free cloud video storage and free facial recognition; hopefully the Google-owned company will add more free features in the future.   Tags Now playing: Watch this: 2:39 Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house reading • The best video doorbells of 2019 12 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop Chris Monroe/CNET The RemoBell S costs just $99. That’s enough on its own to make it a contender for the best overall value, but this smart doorbell from startup Remo Plus also comes with free three-day cloud storage. Cloud storage gives you access to saved video clips so you can review motion activity after the fact, in case you miss it in the moment. Most doorbell companies charge for this feature, making free cloud video storage is kind of rare and incredibly appealing.  Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected CNET Smart Home Security Cameras Security Ring’s $199 Door View Cam has HD live streaming, motion detection and alerts and other standard smart doorbell features. The main difference is that this model replaces existing peepholes, making it an ideal choice for folks living in apartments.Pay $3 per month to see saved clips. The Door View Cam works with Alexa smart displays, so you can view your live feed and talk to who’s there via two-way audio.  What to look for Does it work with smart home platforms? If so, do they work well? Nowadays smart home devices are expected to work with at least one major smart home platform — Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit are the main ones you need to look for.   How’s the latency? If it takes a long time to get a push alert after someone rings your doorbell, then you risk missing your visitor completely. The same might even be true when the doorbell simply detects motion — you can set the motion sensor of most video doorbells to notify you to activity happening near your door, even if no one rings the buzzer. If you have latency problems, start with your Wi-Fi connection. If it isn’t strong where the doorbell is installed, you might consider moving it (or, more easily, getting a Wi-Fi range extender). But it could also be the way the software works. How’s the live view? Doorbells are often exposed to direct sunlight, but many others are installed under porches, near shady trees and in all sorts of other settings. It’s important that the camera has night vision and can handle any of these scenarios so you don’t get stuck with a nonfunctioning product that can’t see faces under a porch.  How’s the two-way audio? If the doorbell’s microphone and speaker don’t work well, you’re going to have a tough time communicating with whoever’s there. I test this out multiple times to see how the doorbell’s audio sounds over my phone.  • Tyler Lizenby/CNET Read the Nest Hello review See All Share your voice Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Nest Hello Comments In addition to the basics such as 1080p HD live streaming and motion detection and alerts, the Hello camera also offers free person detection. Person detection won’t tell you who’s at the door, but it will tell you it saw a person. For a monthly or yearly fee, you can also upgrade to the Nest Aware cloud subscription service. Along with access to saved HD video recordings, this service adds facial recognition.   Best features Nest Augustlast_img read more

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Trend Alert Go berry

first_imgComplement your sun-kissed look with berry lips. Singer Beyonce Knowles, who has bronzed skin, was recently spotted wearing this dark hue. You can carry this bold look as well. Femalefirst.co.uk explains step-by-step how to create it:Start with a lip liner to define lines. Apply the liner to the whole lip so that the colour sticks for long. Use your finger to apply one coat, then dab the colour on your lips to create a stain. Then add another using a brush. Blot with a tissue and then apply last layer to complete the bold look.Once your lips are done, use a bronzer on your face. To give depth to your eyes, use bronze eye shadow.last_img read more

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Want to Better Connect With Your Customers Consider Blockchain

first_imgJune 11, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. When was the last time the effectiveness of your small business technology platform was evaluated? For millions of business owners, chances are good it has been way too long — even for those in the tech sector.To sustain success in today’s economy, business owners need to regularly evaluate the mission and vision they have established, making necessary adjustments to ensure they are best serving their customers and communities. Sometimes this means making big changes to core infrastructure.While it may not look it on the surface, at heart, these changes aren’t about technology. Rather, they are a reflection of a customer-led business model.Customers today expect a reason to do business with a specific company. They demand appreciation for the value they bring to each business they patronize. Today’s consumer is looking for a financial stake in the goods and services they use. They want to be appreciated for their critical role in the success of any start-up.A growing technology called Blockchain offers a new and fresh ways to accomplish this goal. The ability to create a robust and transparent incentive system lies in platforms that utilize this up-and-coming tech solution.If you want your business to be one of the few success stories in today’s highly competitive business climate then you should consider starting business innovation from the ground up.  Today the new trend that companies are considering is updating their technology platform to include an interactive incentive system built on a blockchain platform. For example, Facebook has recently announced the company is making a substantial investment in blockchain technology.A New Use Case for TechnologyWhen Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency, launched in early January, 2009, it caught the attention of a select few users. Back then, much of the business world laughed at their investment in an intangible currency with only a clear software feature use case in video games and interactive online worlds like Farmville. Nevertheless, a few years later, those few early Bitcoin investors made a fortune and more use cases emerged.During that time, the complete spectrum of what cryptocurrency has to offer has become more and more apparent. Blockchain technology has caught the attention of not just cryptocurrency companies, but also mainstream business platforms and enterprise businesses such as SAP and Oracle.Regardless of whether public opinion is pro- or anti-cryptocurrency, at this point, the fact that so much media attention has been given to this controversial new technology is perhaps even more telling than market performance.Major financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, and Morgan Stanley have initiated the process of cryptocurrency and blockchain integration. Even the NYSE and NASDAQ are reportedly in talks to bring cryptocurrency into their respective folds.Transparent Profit-Sharing in ActionBut it is not just financial movers and shakers who are poised to strongly benefit from blockchain. The new technology offers a truly elegant solution for shared profits and incentives through decentralization and transparency. Companies willing to embrace these systems are beginning to flourish.I hosted a crypto investor dinner party in Davos, Switzerland this year where the buzzword was Blockchain technology. A panelist of mine at Davos Conference Week, the Co-Founder and CEO of CoinCasso, Luke Ozimski shared some insights with me about how businesses can take advantage of this blue ocean that is being powered in part by Blockchain and Tokenization technologies. The startup company is using a fresh, highly creative approach to their cryptocurrency exchange (the portal where digital currencies are traded).Per its founders, CoinCasso is offering cost effective opportunities for their clients and users, while other exchanges are exploiting the exchange concept. In spite of lip service to blockchain, most exchanges have moved toward centralization, leaving users to foot the bill.Ozimski reiterated these sentiments, telling me that CoinCasso found errors with the current exchange system — errors they seek to solve.“The problem with the cryptocurrencies are the exchange platforms. They start centralizing the whole system, destroying the concept of a decentralized economy. They always make a profit, whether the whole market is going up or down,” said Ozimski. “Even if the whole market is going down, the platform is making a profit, and people are losing money. Our platform is the first cryptocurrency exchange platform that share our profit with the people, at approximately 80 percent. We want to democratize our network, democratize our users, and build community.”The promise of democratized profits might seem far-fetched. However, in spite of retaining just 20 percent of profits, the company is growing. The reason? Through this concept, CoinCasso authenticates the immense worth they place on their user base.Blockchain technology has allowed such platforms to grow by increasing user functionality while reducing centralized overhead. CoinCasso may be the first of a new wave of such companies, but watching larger enterprise and consumer businesses jump in and follow the trend is also telling.Bridging to ConsumersBeyond simple profit share with users and tokenization features, blockchain technology is also allowing companies to increase user loyalty and customer rewards. Because blockchain allows for transparent interaction between platforms, it also allows consumers to migrate between platforms, increasing usefulness for reward programs.For example, Singapore airlines recently launched its KrisPay application, which allows users to migrate rewards points for use with affiliates. The transfer is functional in real time through a digital wallet, meaning that consumers have constant access to those points for use at merchants.This type of flexibility is available through the blockchain-based digital wallet, providing bridges between providers and customers. Such connections result in clients who are no longer restrained to long transfer processes, or bureaucratic red tape for usefulness of loyalty programs. As loyalty programs continue to evolve, the need for these types of solutions will increase for companies wishing to remain on the cutting edge of consumer expectation.Ever-Changing Business Technology NeedsIf you started a business 10 to 15 years ago, you likely focused on building a comprehensive website, incorporating keywords, and optimizing your Google ads. If you have not yet updated your strategy, chances are, your relevance is waning. Blockchain-based incentive marketing programs are trending and now is the time for entrepreneurs to jump in. The pool is warm.If your start-up launched in the past five to eight years, the focus was undoubtedly on social media. You worked hard to build a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, accruing followers and views. Then Facebook and Instagram changed their algorithms, and overnight, your visibility plummeted.If you are a relative newcomer to the entrepreneurial scene, there is a good chance your tech focus leans strongly toward interactivity, and you may have built a platform that is community and relationship focused.Regardless of where your technology systems are at, consider incorporating blockchain technology into a consumer-focused incentive system. While the cost to build such systems may be moderate, the user relevance and loyalty your business will gain is invaluable.  Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min readlast_img read more

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Environmental officers say 113 sea turtle deaths remain a mystery

first_imgPuerto Arista, Chiapas — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection says as of August 13, 113 sea turtles have been found dead in the area of the Tortuguero Sanctuary of Puerto Arista in Chiapas.In a statement, the agency says they are continuing to work with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas and monitor the area of the Tortuguero Sanctuary where sea turtles began washing up on shores in July.They report that as of August 13, 102 of the 113 dead sea turtles are that of the olive ridley who are classified as Endangered by Extinction in Mexico. Numerous agencies continue to work on the reasoning behind the deaths.Involved are the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, the Miguel Álvarez del Toro Zoo, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural History and the Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Government of the State of Chiapas.On July 24, the first of the dead sea turtles began appearing. Since then, dozens more have appeared along a 30-kilometer stretch of Pacific coast. Although officials have suggested scenarios including asphyxiation or death by fishing hooks, the reasoning behind the deaths of the sea turtles remains a mystery.Water samples have been taken along the beaches of Puerto Arista where the turtles have been washing up. Profepa officers say that liver samples of the dead turtles have also been taken. Officials say they continue to wait for the results.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more March 5, 2014 — Claron Technology announced it has been awarded CE mark for its NilRead zero-footprint viewer for the diagnostic interpretation of medical images. Coinciding with this, Claron has opened its European headquarters in Hasselt, Belgium, under the direction of Tom Tilmans, director of sales. In addition to spearheading direct sales efforts, Tilmans will recruit and manage a team of European partners and distributors.  NilRead is a universal, Web-based zero-footprint viewer that enables diagnostic interpretation of medical images and related digital information on a variety of computers anytime, anywhere across the enterprise and beyond. It supports viewing of all cleared DICOM imaging modalities and both 2-D and 3-D viewing. Running from a remote server, NilRead requires no software download while delivering the highest quality performance, comparable with a full-featured PACS (picture archiving and communications system) viewer.NilRead features customizable hanging protocols, prior-current comparisons and extensive measurements. Its advanced visualization features include thin/thick slabs, MIP (maximum intensity projection), volume rendering, PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) fusion and more. NilRead delivers the highest levels of security and leaves no information on the viewing hardware when the session is complete. It is the first zero-footprint viewer supporting multi-diagnostic monitor configurations.Claron has recently extended Nil with data adapters for vendor neutral archive (VNA) solutions and with bi-directional Web API for integration with workflow solutions.  This, combined with strong support for non-DICOM data, including native support for video and multiple image formats makes Nil a companion to any multispecialty enterprise archive.“NilRead received [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] FDA and Health Canada clearance for diagnostic use several months ago and has been extremely well-received in North America,” said Claudio Gatti, co-CEO and co-Founder of Claron Technology. “With CE acceptance, we are pleased to start offering the technology throughout Europe. The functionality of both viewers will be expanded at ECR [European Congress of Radiology] with localization in all major European languages to facilitate adoption through the European community.”“We are extremely pleased to welcome Tom Tilmans to Claron to spearhead the introduction of Nil in Europe,” said Reuven Soraya, sales and marketing vice president for Claron. “Tom brings a wealth of experience and business connections to the company. With Tom’s expertise and the new CE mark, we are looking forward to extending the value of Nil to European customers.”For more information: www.clarontech.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more CarolinaEast Health System News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Magnitude66 quake strikes northcentral Chile

first_imgSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked north-central Chile on Thursday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and nervous people to run out into the streets.But Chile’s emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were reported and Chile’s Navy discarded the possibility of a tsunami.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was located about 54 kilometers (33 miles) southwest of the city of Coquimbo or about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from Santiago. Its depth was 10 kilometers (6 miles). Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Chile is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed more than 500 people, destroyed 220,000 homes, and washed away docks, riverfronts and seaside resorts.That quake was so strong it shortened the Earth’s day slightly by changing the planet’s rotation. The strongest earthquake ever recorded also happened in Chile, a magnitude-9.5 in 1960 that killed more than 5,000 people.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top holiday drink recipescenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Parents, stop beating yourself up Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   last_img read more