12K raised to fund doc is missing and no one seems to

first_imgBut when it came to time collect,  the money was nowhere to be found, she told CBC Toronto on Friday.“I don’t know if it was stolen by a hacker, or re-directed by mistake,” Showker said, “but we have been trying for four months to get Indiegogo to take action.“There’s costs to finish a film: you have music; you have finishing touches on post production, so we’re in a post production stage … We had over 100 people donate and  we haven’t been able to deliver.”Indiegogo is strongly disputing Showker’s version of events.A company spokesperson said Showker provided an incorrect transit number. So when they delivered the money to the Royal Bank of Canada, as Showker had asked, the money went to the wrong branch.Kelly Showker says she’s been waiting months for the money she raised with a crowd funding campaign to be delivered. In the meantime, production of her documentary about sexual assault survival is on hold. (Martin Trainor/CBC News)“Indiegogo dispersed the funds to the bank account that the campaign owner provided when she set up the campaign. The campaign owner later realized that she had provided an incorrect routing number and she has admitted that this was her mistake,” the company said in a statement to CBC Toronto.“We have been working with her to remedy the situation and have advised her to escalate it at her bank. Traces and recalls can take time, sometimes up to several weeks. Indiegogo will continue assisting the campaign owner as appropriate.”Showker said that while it’s possible a member of her team entered the wrong transit number, she’s not completely convinced that happened.The bank also provided a statement Friday, telling CBC Toronto on Friday that they are looking into the problem and are hoping to resolve it soon.SOURCE:  CBC LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement To raise money for the production, Showker ran a two-month-long Indiegogo campaign earlier this year that ultimately raised over $12,000.Sexual assault victim Mandi Gray poses with her dog CeCe. A documentary based on her ordeal has been held up by a funding snag. (Martin Trainor/CBC News) Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement A Toronto filmmaker is finding out that one small number can produce some very big problems after her effort to crowd-fund her latest documentary went wrong, resulting in the disappearance of thousands of dollars.Kelly Showker is completing a film based on the high-profile sexual assault of York University student Mandi Gray by a fellow student in 2015.The feature length documentary called Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, plus several shorter versions meant to be screened for high-school aged women, is designed to offer advice and encouragement to victims. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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A holiday miracle Stores try to cut down on long lines

first_imgNEW YORK — Retailers will once again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for the start of the holiday season. But they’ll also try to get shoppers out of their stores faster than ever by minimizing the thing they hate most: long lines.Walmart, Target and other large retailers are sending workers throughout their stores to check out customers with mobile devices. And at Macy’s, shoppers can scan and pay for items on their own smartphones.Retailers hope the changes will make in-store shopping less of a hassle. Long lines can irritate shoppers, who may leave the store empty handed and spend their money elsewhere, or go online.“I’m all about quick and convenient,” says Carolyn Sarpy, who paid for a toy basketball hoop on a mobile device issued to a worker at a Walmart store in Houston. Sarpy says she “will turn around and walk out” of a store if she sees long lines.Walmart says workers will stand in the busiest sections of stores, ready to swipe customer credit cards when they are ready to pay. To make them easier to find, workers wear yellow sashes that say, “Check out with me.”The world’s largest retailer first tested the service in the spring at more than 350 stores in its lawn and garden centres. It fared well, Walmart says, and expanded the program for the holiday season.Retailers are trying to catch up to technology giants. Apple, for example, has let those buying iPhones, laptops and other gadgets in its stores to pay on mobile devices issued to workers. And Amazon has been rolling out cashier-less convenience stores in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle.Barbara Kahn, a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, says shoppers know the technology is out there for faster shopping. “That makes them even more impatient,” she says.The true test of their success will be whether retailers can handle the big crowds who are expected to turn out for Black Friday weekend. The day after Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest shopping day this year, according to retail analytics company ShopperTrak. The Saturday after Thanksgiving also ranks in the top 10.“The biggest pain point on Black Friday is standing in line,” says Jason Goldberg, senior vice-president of commerce and content practice at consulting group SapientRazorfish.J.C. Penney, which has been offering mobile checkout for years, says it sent an additional 6,000 mobile devices to stores this year so workers can check shoppers out quicker, like when lines get long on Black Friday. Other stores are testing it for the first time: Kohl’s says iPad-wielding workers will roam 160 of its more than 1,100 stores.Macy’s, which announced its program in May, says customers need to use its mobile app to scan price tags and pay. After that, they have to go to a mobile checkout express line and show the app to a worker, who then removes security tags from clothing.Target’s mobile checkout program, which is being rolled out to all its 1,800 stores, is similar to Walmart’s. Target says that at its electronics area, where there are usually two cash registers, four workers will be sent with handheld devices to help ring up customers buying TVs, video games and other devices.“This is about servicing the guest however they want and as quickly as they want,” says John Mulligan, Target’s chief operating officer.Joseph Pisani And Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Lanka defiant after vote

The Sri Lankan government remained defiant despite losing a key vote at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris said that most countries which voted with Sri Lanka were acutely conscious of the danger of setting a precedent which enables ad hoc intervention by powerful countries in the internal affairs of other nations. Cuba, Ecuador, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Uganda, China, Maldives, Indonesia and Bangladesh were among the countries which rejected the U.S sponsored resolution while Sri Lanka’s biggest neighbor India and the EU were among those who backed the resolution. “In its failed efforts to block the council resolution, the Sri Lankan government saw fit to put its own citizens at risk through vicious personal attacks on rights advocates,” De Rivero said. “It’s a credit to Human Rights Council members that they saw through the government’s scare tactics to avoid accountability.” (Colombo Gazette) Peiris said that with 15 countries voting with Sri Lanka, and 8 countries abstaining, the final result was that 23 countries, out of a total of 47 members of the Human Rights Council, did not support the Resolution, while 24 supported it and so the margin was narrow. Meanwhile Human Rights Watch said that the United Nations Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution on Sri Lanka demonstrates strong international support for accountability for abuses committed in Sri Lanka’s armed conflict.“The Human Rights Council’s vote demonstrates broad international dissatisfaction with Sri Lanka’s accountability efforts in the three years since the end of the war,” said Juliette De Rivero, advocacy director at Human Rights Watch in Geneva.  “Many countries have recognized that this resolution is an important first step toward serious action to investigate the many abuses by both sides during the conflict.”The resolution calls upon the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its legal obligations toward justice and accountability, and to expeditiously provide a comprehensive action plan to implement the recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and also to address alleged violations of international law. It also encourages the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN human rights envoys to assist Sri Lanka in implementing these steps. “The most distressing feature of this experience is the obvious reality that voting at the Human Rights Council is now determined not by the merits of a particular issue but by strategic alliances and domestic political issues in other countries which have nothing to do with the subject matter of a Resolution or the best interests of the country to which the Resolution relates.  This is a cynical negation of the purposes for which the Human Rights Council was established,” he said in a statement.The minister further said that as far as Sri Lanka is concerned, its policy in respect of all matters will continue to be guided by the vital interests and wellbeing of the people of the country and that this cannot yield place to any other consideration. read more

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Thajudeens body buried again in Dehiwala

The body of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, which was exhumed at the Dehiwala Muslim burial grounds last month, was buried again today.Thajudeen’s body was exhumed in order to investigate his death as there was suspicions that he was murdered and not killed as a result of a car accident.

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NCPA investigates complaint on incident at international school

In 1990, Sri Lanka also became a party to the United Nations Child Rights Convention (UNCRC) where state parties have taken on legal obligations to take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect her children from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury, abuse or maltreatment. (Colombo Gazette) Positive discipline methods enumerated in Circular No. 2016/12 issued by the Ministry of Education should be resorted to, by all teachers in Sri Lanka where non–violent means such as advising the child and speaking to the parents, among other things, have been set out as a means of facilitating a sense of decorum and discipline in classrooms. In response to a complaint made by a student an investigation is being carried out by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) in relation to an incident at an international school where nine children had been made to kneel down and their ears were pulled by a teacher as punishment for forgetting to bring their reading book.Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority, Marini de Livera (Attorney at Law), said that such cruel and degrading treatment is a violation of Article 11 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka. read more

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Bombardier delays CSeries first flight and cuts 1200 railway jobs

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 7, 2012 4:34 pm MDT Bombardier delays CSeries first flight and cuts 1,200 railway jobs MONTREAL – Bombardier is giving no guarantees that the six-month delay in the first flight of its new CSeries aircraft announced Wednesday is the final extension to the most complex new program development in the company’s history.“Things are coming together at a good rate and the team is very, very focused on getting it done so I feel very confident, but there is no guarantee,” CEO Pierre Beaudoin said during a conference call.The company, which is gearing up to build the next-generation CSeries commercial jets, said it now expects the plane to have its first flight before the end of next June.Beaudoin said the CSeries program is making “good progress” but needs more time to address delivery challenges faced by some suppliers. Over the last few months it developed a harmonized supplier schedule that will ensure that parts arrive for assembly in the correct order.He wouldn’t single out a specific supplier or part of the aircraft that was causing headaches, adding that the rear fuselage provided by its Chinese supplier is performing well. But analysts believe software related to its “fly-by-wire” flight control system could be one culprit.Entry into service for the smaller aircraft model has been pushed back to June 2014. Delivery of the larger model remains unchanged for the end of 2014 because it has common parts with the CS100.“The future of Bombardier is bright and the next year will be exciting as we start seeing our products in development come to life,” Beaudoin said.The Montreal-based railway and aerospace manufacturer also announced Wednesday that 1,200 railway employees will be cut across its global network next year as it reduces costs to improve its “competitiveness and cost structure.”The closure of its plant in Aachen, Germany, will affect 350 direct employees while the remaining 800 positions slated for elimination will be spread across facilities that employ 36,000 workers. Contract workers will first be affected followed by regular employees. Bombardier expects to take a charge up of to US$150 million in the fourth quarter.“The transportation team is putting the plan together and I can’t tell you exactly where the job cuts will be, but it will be throughout the transportation organization, including North America,” Beaudoin said.The announcements came in Bombardier’s (TSX:BBD.B) third-quarter financial results, reported in U.S. dollars. Net income in the three months ended Sept. 30 rose to $212 million but its revenues came in lighter than analysts had expected as weakness at its rail equipment division continued.Revenue slipped to $4.3 billion, down about $300 million from the third quarter of 2011. Most of the decline was from Bombardier Transportation while revenue at Bombardier Aerospace fell slightly.The company’s net income was equal to 12 cents per share and compares with $192 million or 11 cents per share a year earlier.Bombardier had been expected to earn 11 cents per share in adjusted profits on US$4.67 billion of revenues in the third quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.The weak results prompted several analysts to lower their target prices for Bombardier shares.Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets cut his 12-month target 20 per cent to $4, while Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial trimmed 25 cents off his target to $4.“Although we can see the potential for long-term upside from the current share price, we believe that the stock will remain depressed for the next two to three quarters,” Doerksen wrote in a report.Spracklin said his change was prompted by significantly reduced transportation revenue and margins, lower aerospace margins and Bombardier’s expectations of using $800 million in free cash flow for the year.He said the six-month delay in the CSeries test flight was widely anticipated.“The key question will be whether the project’s delay will indeed be limited to six months. It is our view that the shares are reflecting a 12-month-plus delay,” he wrote in a report.Doerksen added that he believes the new schedule seems achievable, but the market will remain highly skeptical until the plane flies. Other manufacturers have faced sustained delays in the development of new aircraft. Boeing also initially delayed its 787 program by six months in 2007. But the plane was more than two years late with massive cost overruns.“We don’t think the CSeries faces nearly the same issues that the 787 did — CSeries is a more conventional design, has had a longer development timeline and Bombardier has had better control on its suppliers — but the risk of further delays will remain until entry-into-service.”Doerksen said the delay exceeds the three-month extension predicted by most analysts given the company’s recent progress reports.“Presumably, Bombardier has built some buffer into this new timeline as a second delay would be a more serious blow to credibility.”He said a late delivery won’t likely lead to cancellations but will delay new orders until the program has more certainty.Bombardier said additional costs caused by the delay have been built into its business plan. But Doerksen said he’s not convinced even though it has $3.5 billion of liquidity.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares dropped 16 cents, or 4.43 per cent to C$3.45 in Wednesday trading. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Rebuild boom Fort McMurray company expects delays with demand for supplies

Rebuild boom: Fort McMurray company expects delays with demand for supplies Stock image by Crystal Laderas Posted Apr 30, 2017 1:52 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 30, 2017 at 5:58 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email While some suggest Fort McMurray will never fully recover from last year’s wildfire, nobody can deny a major rebuild is underway. Before the blaze about five or six companies handled the bulk of home construction in the oilsands capital. Casman Group of Companies has been building homes in the community since 1981, and says now there are more than 60 builders in Fort McMurray.“The construction season overall will be very busy,” said Jordan Weston with Casman Group. “Really, we’ve been through a few booms out here so we’re kind of predicting it will be hectic and short on supply, stuff like that. But we’re trying to preplan and get everything ready and sorted to go.”The wildfire destroyed about 2,400 structures, many of them homes. Weston says this building boom is different, because it’s driven by helping people put their lives back together, not to service a hot economy.“We sit with the homeowners on multiple occasions and make sure they’re completely comfortable and educated with the rebuild process, and [we help] them through the whole thing,” said Weston.“It’s nice to actually see the end of the road of some of these people’s houses and getting them moved back in and they’re very emotional with the process as well.”Casman Group credits the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo for waiving some building fees and hiring more staff to issue permits and carry out inspections. The business says an increased demand for subcontractors and material could push back the completion date for some of the builds in the city, but it’s projects are expected to be on schedule. read more

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New team bus draws roar of approval at athletics banquet

It was love at first sight.At the finale of the Brock Athletics Awards night March 25, when Athletics Director Robert Hilson screened a video of the new Badgers team bus, a spontaneous roar swept through the room packed with 700 athletes, coaches and supporters.When the crowd emerged minutes later, they found the gleaming, floodlit white motorcoach organizers had parked outside the banquet hall while the awards ceremony was going on inside.More yips of approval were heard as beaming young athletes in their formal wear braved the cold spring night and mugged for photos in front of the bus.Then social media lit up as tweets and Facebook posts rang out with pride and delight.Hashtags like #badgerbus and #badgerpride and #beauty and #pumped.Posts like this one from the mens basketball team: “Hello gorgeous. @BrockBadgers new ride. #BrockBus. We ride in style. Walking with a little more pride.”As Brock celebrates its 50th birthday this year, the new team bus is an instant hit, a striking new look that will hit the highways as it carries Badgers teams to more than 130 away games each season.The bus, which Brock rents from transportation provider Pacific Western, is sporting a bold vinyl skin that leaves no doubt the Badgers are coming through.The idea was hatched by Brock’s Athletics Department and Pacific Western, and designed by University Marketing and Communications.Hilson said the University has good reason to show some pride when it comes to athletics.“We have great student athletes, we have great coaches and we work hard,” said Hilson. “Brock teams have won 100 provincial and national titles, and in the past decade alone we’ve won 20 national championships. That’s second among all Ontario universities.”In fact, when Brock’s men’s and women’s wrestling teams both recently won national crowns, the bus design had to be quickly updated to read “100 championships and counting”.Even when athletes aren’t on the bus, it will be parading Brock’s name up and down the Ontario-Quebec corridor, as Pacific Western uses it to carry sports groups, educational clients or sightseeing tours to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City or for pickups at Toronto’s Pearson Airport.[<a href=”//storify.com/brockuniversity/brock-bus” mce_href=”//storify.com/brockuniversity/brock-bus” target=”_blank”>View the story “Brock Bus” on Storify</a>] read more

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Clippers extend home winning streak to 9 by beating Suns

LOS ANGELES — Danilo Gallinari had 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers won their ninth straight home game, defeating the Phoenix Suns 115-99 on Wednesday night.Lou Williams scored 20 points while Tobias Harris (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Boban Marjanovic (18 points, 10 rebounds) notched double-doubles for the Clippers (14-6), who have the NBA’s longest active home winning streak and have won 10 of their last 12 overall.The game was tied 49-all at halftime before Los Angeles took control with a 20-4 run over a five-minute stretch in the third quarter to go up 83-63. Gallinari scored 12 of the first 15 points in the run, including a pair of 3-pointers.Phoenix, off to the worst start in franchise history at 4-17, pulled to 104-93 on Deandre Ayton’s reverse layup with four minutes remaining but could not get any closer.Devin Booker led Phoenix with 23 points and Elie Okobo added 19. T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson each scored 15.TIP-INSSuns: Ayton, the top pick in this year’s NBA draft, had a season-low four points but led the team in rebounds with nine. … Richaun Holmes came off the bench to score 10 points. … G Isaiah Canaan was waived before the game. He appeared in 19 games and averaged 7.5 points and 3.3 assists. Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said it “was a business decision but I feel good about his future.” Canaan began the season as the team’s starting point guard before Kokoskov moved Booker to the point and inserted rookie Mikal Bridges into the starting lineup.Clippers: Los Angeles has won nine straight games against the Suns, dating back to the start of the 2016-17 season. It is the club’s second-longest active winning streak against a single opponent — the Clippers have won 10 straight vs. Orlando. … Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 13 points. … F Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) and G Jerome Robinson (strained right foot) were inactive.UP NEXTSuns: Host Orlando on Friday.Clippers: Play at Sacramento on Thursday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJoe Reedy, The Associated Press read more

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Shutout stops short softballs season

The Ohio State softball team ended its season Sunday afternoon after falling to the California Golden Bears in a 7-0 decision.“We’ve got a lot of pride. We play for the name on the front of our jerseys,” senior second baseman Whitney Cooper said.OSU (39-14) fought through the losers bracket after falling to Kentucky, 6-5, but then beat Bucknell, 6-0, and Kentucky, 4-2, to face California. The Golden Bears didn’t give up one run all weekend.“I don’t know if we ran out of gas or what,” coach Linda Kalafatis said. “We played our guts off to get here and we battled back — we stuck together as a team.”The Golden Bears jumped on the board in the first inning with one run and then added another five in inning number two.But senior pitcher Megan Miller forced the Bears into three ground-outs in the top of the third.“Megan tried to put the team on her back and it got us to this point,” Kalafatis said. “These seniors played as hard as they could.”The Buckeyes’ first of only two hits came from senior outfielder Leah Ledford in the bottom of the third. Ledford’s single and stolen base didn’t able a much-needed Buckeye rally. In the fifth inning the Bears posted their seventh and last run of the game.Senior captain Courtney Pruner’s single in the bottom of the seventh with two outs was the second and last hit of the game for the Buckeyes.The 2010 senior class end their careers with 159 wins, tying for second in the OSU record books for the all time winningest class.“We gave every last drop we possibly had in our entire bodies,” senior catcher Sam Marder said. “It’s hard not to leave disappointed but I don’t think we’re going to regret anything about this season. I don’t think ‘excuse’ ever entered our vocabulary.”The Golden Bears now advance to the NCAA Super Regional in Athens, Georgia to face the Georgia Bulldogs. read more

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Federal tapering in the US makes case for gold as an asset

first_imgGold will be increasingly an important investment in 2014, as the Federal Reserve continues its tapering policy and financial markets become increasingly volatile.  That’s a key assessment from former US Mint Director Edmund C. Moy, who now serves as Chief Strategist for Morgan Gold, a gold-backed IRA provider.  Moy made his comments at Morgan Gold’s first quarterly webinar, held on March 18.  The webinar was broadcast nationally online and also had a live audience in Los Angeles.Moy is considered one of the nation’s most prominent gold experts, who served as Mint Director from 2006 to 2011.  The webinar was the first in a series in which he will outline his views on the economy, gold investing and the benefits of gold-backed IRAs.“With quantitative easing on asset purchases from the Fed, many large investors believe the stock market is overvalued and are now turning to alternative assets such as gold,” Moy said.  “The five year bull run and greater return in stocks caused a decrease in gold purchases, but it’s clear that trend has started to reverse itself.  Investors are seeking diversity in their portfolios.”During the webinar, Moy also noted that gold purchases continue to take place outside the US and Europe.  “There is a strong appetite for physical gold among Asian investors, particularly those in China,” he explained. “That sentiment will begin to take hold here in the US in 2014.  Gold prices have historically correlated roughly with the national debt, and until the government gets its finances in order, gold is due for robust gains.”“Making a person of Ed’s stature available to help guide investors is unique in the gold business,” said Morgan Gold CEO Rodrigo Iglesias.  “People from all over the country can tune in and engage in one-on-one dialogue.  We look forward to expanding Morgan Gold’s efforts to bring investors access to Ed’s insight and decades of government experience.”last_img read more

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Fianna Fáil on banking inquiry Dont just focus on guarantee night

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL HAS urged the government not to focus solely on the infamous night of the bank guarantee in its inquiry into the country’s banking collapse.In a statement this evening, finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said the probe “should deal with the root causes” of the bust, as well as the decision taken in the early hours of 30 September 2008.“It would appear that the government is set to publish new legislation paving the way for an Oireachtas committee to carry out an inquiry in Ireland’s banking collapse,” he said.“According to media reports, the government is anxious that the inquiry would focus on the night of the bank guarantee in September 2008. Such a narrow approach would, in my view, be a wasted opportunity to get to the bottom of what led to the crisis in the first place. It would also raise concerns that the government is more interested in playing politics than getting to the truth of what happened to the banking sector in this country.McGrath conceded that the decision to guarantee bank deposits and liabilities and the political handling of the crisis should “undoubtedly form an important part of the inquiry”. But he added that the regulatory regime in the years leading up to 2008 should also be examined. As should the approach to risk managements within banks, corporate governance, the reward culture and the role of external auditors, he continued.“In framing any inquiry, the government must have regard to the decision of the Irish people in 2011 to reject a constitutional referendum to bolster the investigative powers of committees.“In my view this rejection was largely based on the public’s fear that politicians would not be able to put politics to one side while undertaking such inquiries.  This forthcoming legislation and any terms of reference is an opportunity for the Government to prove that they are acting in good faith and have a genuine desire to understand what happened.”It is understood the legislation to provide for the Oireachtas inquiry is ready but a queue in publishing bills is holding it up.Gardaí ‘delayed’ giving evidence in informant collusion probeBitcoin or bit-con? Meet the crypto-currency that’s taking over the internetlast_img read more

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Online anonymity will come as standard on a Tor router

first_imgIf you want to remain anonymous on the Web, then Tor is a very good solution. Our identity is governed by the IP we use, which your ISP knows, and which can be shared with the authorities if requested.To get around that identification and tracking problem, Tor offers a solution by routing your requests through multiple servers. All your ISP, or anyone else looking will see is a repeated request to a non-descript Tor server rather than the actual destination you are heading to.Until now using Tor meant setting it up manually on your PC, or using a handy browser plug-in. But that still requires setting up, and for every PC you use on your home or business network. Now Tor is set to be added to a router, meaning automatic anonymity for any web-connected device connecting through that router.The router project has been started to remove the need to even think about anonymity from the equation: it just happens.Jacob Appelbaum, Tor project developer, explains:We want to make anonymity something that can happen everywhere, all the time. When you are connected to a router with Tor inside, all your traffic goes through Tor without you changing your system at all. It makes it simple to use. The final routers will rely on open source code loaded on to low-cost routers. The code comes from the OpenWrt project, while the final hardware hasn’t been decided on yet, although tests are being carried out with Buffalo AirStation routers.Just like the current versions of Tor, you will be able to configure the router so all traffic is encrypted, or just specific types. The same is true of different devices on a network which can be configured to use a Tor or non-Tor wireless connection through the same router.Finally, the end result may not even require a new router to be bought. Instead the OpenWrt code will be downloadable for your existing router if you don’t mind modifying it.Read more at Technology ReviewMatthew’s OpinionAnonymity online is becoming a more serious matter. Depending on where you live in the world there may already be unworkable laws in place that could see your Internet connection cut off. Such laws rely on an ISP monitoring traffic, and/or companies identifying your IP as downloading illegal material. With Tor such tracking cannot happen.Making Tor as easy to use as possible means more people will choose to use it. That should also mean more servers through which to route traffic and therefore a faster, more robust Tor network.It’s also incredibly difficult for anyone to block the use of Tor as it does nothing more than direct your traffic to an alternate destination. That destination can also change regularly meaning ISPs, or any organization monitoring specific service, don’t have a fixed target to hone in on and block.If you want to learn more about Tor, then there’s no better guide than the overview on the Tor website.last_img read more

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Geek deals Black Friday price on Dell U2711 27inch monitor

first_imgUpdate: This deal has ended, but you can find the latest Dell UltraSharp U2711 deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Our other top deals:Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard for $10 + free shipping (reg. $69.99 | ends SOON)Apple 21.5-inch Core i5 1080p Quad-core iMac (newest model) for $1224.99 + free shipping (reg. $1,299)The Walking Dead Season 3 Limited Edition (Blu-ray) for $104.99 + free shipping (reg. $149.99) Right now is one of the best times for computer (and related) deals. We are seeing offers that haven’t been matched since Black Friday of last year and that we likely won’t see again until this year’s holiday season. The newest hot deal to come across our desks is on Dell’s 2012 flagship monitor, the UltraSharp U2711.While the U2713H, announced a few months ago, will eventually replace the U2711, you won’t find it for anywhere near this price and the differences are more evolutionary than revolutionary. The U2711’s 2560×1440 pixels are served up on an absolutely gorgeous IPS LCD, utilizing a 10-bit panel that can display a full 1.07 billion colors and an extra-wide color gamut. If you need highly accurate color representation, the U2711 will be able to get the job done.As the flagship model of 2012, the U2711 has a four port USB 2.0 hub and media card reader built-in for your convenience (the U2713H has a USB 3.0 hub). You’ll have no issues with connectivity thanks to the HDMI, DisplayPort, dual DVI, component, AND composite inputs; newer models lose the component and composite inputs, so that’s definitely handy if you’ll be using the U2711 in a broader A/V capacity.The stand is fully adjustable for height, tilt, pivot, and rotation, which you won’t find in cheaper consumer-grade monitors. Everything is backed up by a 3 year warranty that includes advance exchange and a bright pixel guarantee. To snag this powerhouse of a monitor you will have to act fast, this deal ends tonight!Dell UltraSharp U2711 2560×1440 LCD monitor for $629.99 + free shipping (reg. $999 | use coupon ?K0N8$SDH1ZF0P | ends 5am CST May 2)last_img read more

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Fire water damage Vancouver home

first_imgA Vancouver home was damaged Friday afternoon after fire sparked in a wall behind the laundry room.Firefighters were dispatched to a single-story home with a basement, 807 S.E. 97th Ave., at 2:24 p.m., where arriving crews found light smoke, said Vancouver Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Seabrook. They discovered fire in a wall behind the laundry room on the ground floor and extinguished the fire before it spread to the house. The fire damaged the wall and severed a water line, causing water damage to the first floor and basement.Luckily, Seabrook said, the house has working smoke alarms that alerted the occupants about the fire. Everyone, including the pets, was able to get out safely.In total, 15 personnel from the Vancouver Fire Department responded to the fire. Southeast 97th Avenue was blocked while crews worked at the residence.So far, the cause is unknown, but an electrical fire is considered a potential cause, Seabrook said. The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.last_img read more

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Seven weeks of summer fun on the cheap

first_imgo Free or inexpensive activities and venues for summer funo Public swimming pools and more (lessons available)o Supplies to have on hando Events around the county, listed by communityTheir beach-towel capes flying behind them, superheroes Michala DuPree, 5, and Aurora Portnoy, 4, danced Wednesday on the grass at Esther Short Park at the summer’s first free Noon Concert. Across the park and under a Water Resources Education Center canopy, kids swarmed around tables painting leaves and transferring leaf images onto pieces of muslin. “Do you want to make a leaf print?” asked Elizabeth Barnhart, an intern at the water center.Caoimhe Sheehan, 7, brushed green paint onto a cottonwood leaf alongside her brother Kevin, 8.“We were trying to find some fun things to do,” said their mother, Sonja Sheehan-Gundlach.The Water Resources Education Center brings free hands-on crafts and experiments to Esther Short Park before and during Noon Concerts, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13. That’s a free, fun activity for two hours every week. Clark County families face more than seven lazy weeks stretching into the horizon before school begins in the fall. Many families fill their children’s summer schedules with programmed camps and classes. But many don’t have the money or the desire to do so. A June 20 article in The Atlantic spoke to the benefits of kids’ free play — creative time to play and daydream — during the summer.“Unscheduled, unsupervised playtime is one of the most valuable educational opportunities we give our children,” wrote Jessica Lahey. “It is fertile ground: the place where children strengthen social bonds, build emotional maturity, develop cognitive skills, and shore up their physical health.”last_img read more

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Clinton Gore to campaign at Miami Dade College

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will campaign, Tuesday, in Miami.Clinton will appear alongside former vice president Al Gore, who will be discussing climate change and the high stakes of this year’s presidential nomination.Both will also encourage Florida voters to register and cast their vote.The event will be held at Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus, located at 11011 SW 104th St. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the event scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.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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FBI releases photos of person of interest in Fort Lauderdale bank robbery

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The FBI has released photos of a person of interest in a Fort Lauderdale bank robbery.The robbery happened at a Tropical Financial Credit Union near Northeast 59th Street and North Federal Highway, Thursday morning.Investigators said the robber walked into the bank, showed a weapon and demanded money.No one was hurt, and the amount of money taken — if any — has not been released.Investigators believe this is the same person who targeted another bank in Sunrise in May.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 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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MA Scorecard March 2008

first_imgMultiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: Ideal Media, a division of London-based Schofield Media Group, has acquired high-tech b-to-b company CTQ Media, and its iSixSigma subsidiary.Seattle-based CTQ Media’s products include magazines, Web portals, custom publishing, events and marketing services. The company publishes iSixSigma magazine and produces isixsigma.com.According to CTQ Media founder Michael Cyger, he expects his brands to “expand in many areas, including online, in print and in person, to better serve customers and to solidify our position as a leader in the management topics of Six Sigma and innovation, as well as our positions in outsourcing and business process management.” The acquisition bumps Schofield Media’s magazine portfolio to 27—11 of which are U.K.-based.Schofield Media, an international b-to-b media company, was founded in 1999 by British entrepreneur Andrew Schofield as Schofield Publishing. In 2005, the company received funding from private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. That same year, the company acquired Boston-based RedCoat Publishing—including American Executive and American Health Executive magazines—and three titles from VNU. In 2006, it acquired SB Communications, a London-based publisher of medical journals for the diabetic sector.Our panel says: “Executives who actually practice Six Sigma are completely focused on best practices. Schofield Media has based its business model on selling ads to the supply chain of the companies featured in their magazines. Can they really pitch vendor supported articles to companies focused on reducing waste and forging strong relationships with their supply chain? I just don’t see it.”February 5Buyer: Niche MediaSeller: DLG Media Holdings Sale Price: <$5 million EBITDA Multiple: 7.5x est. The deal behind the deal: Niche Media founder and CEO Jason Binn has purchased DLG Media Holdings, publisher of lifestyle and fashion magazine Philadelphia Style, and online publications DC Style and ACConfidential.com.“I am very involved in new media (texting, e-newsletters, the online community) and am consulting for developing other companies’ new media. I sold to further the brand and to concentrate on my consultancy,” explained owner Dana Spain-Smith, who is also the magazine’s COO.Niche Media Holdings’ portfolio of luxury magazines includes Aspen Peak, Capitol File and Los Angeles Confidential. Philadelphia Style, which already is targeted to upper-income readers, will now reach readers with household incomes of more than $250,000. The magazine will relaunch under Niche Media with its May issue and will maintain its 70,000 circulation.Our panel says: “They pay very well, and this deal completed their ‘Appalachian Trail’ from Boston to Florida. They’re flanking Metrocorp. [Spain-Smith] was doing pretty well, that’s a pretty high multiple nowadays [for city and regional magazines].”February 12Buyer: EBITDA MediaSeller: Sustainable Life MediaSale Price: N/A Multiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: In an effort to increase its reach into the sustainable industries market, Los Angeles-based EBITDA Media has acquired a stake in Sustainable Life Media, a b-to-b e-newsletter, online community, research and event company.EBITDA Media was founded in 2006 by William F. Cobert, a former president and CEO of Canon Communications. Cobert was replaced at Canon by Apprise Media CEO Charlie McCurdy. Apprise acquired Canon in 2005 for $200 million.EBITDA Media owns Green Media Enterprises, a media company that produced the Green East and Green West expos and conferences. The company is backed by private equity media buyout firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.Our panel says: “The deal increases EBITDA’s footprint in the sustainable and green business markets. It’s a good and strategic fit for them.”February 12Buyer: Sandow Media GroupSeller: Worth Magazine Sale Price: <$10 mil. est. Multiple: N/AThe deal behind the deal: CurtCo Media has sold Worth to Boca Raton-based Sandow Media. New York-based Worth employees are expected to remain with the publication under the new ownership, the company said in a statement.Shortly before the deal, as reported by the New York Post, a potential deal in which Elevation Partners would acquire a stake in CurtCo fell through. CurtCo also is selling its Home Entertainment magazine, and its accompanying Web site and database, to the newly formed Mendelsohn Media LLC, a technology and lifestyle publisher.Sandow Media, which was founded in 2002, publishes titles such as NewBeauty and Luxe.Our panel says: “[Bill Curtis] couldn’t sell CurtCo in aggregate so it looks like he’s trying a piecemeal approach.” February 5Buyer: Schofield Media Seller: CTQ MediaSale Price: N/Alast_img read more

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