Rumor: Google Chrome OS to Hit the Prime Time with Acer “Surf Station”

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last December, Google unveiled its vision for the future of computers and operating systems with Chrome OS, an entirely Web-based operating system that takes place almost completely in the browser. While we’ve gotten a pretty good look at Chrome OS over the past several months, it’s only been implemented on prototype review units. There has been no commercially available hardware running the new OS. According to a report from German blog Heise Online, Acer has announced a “surf station” that will run on Chrome OS and is little more than a touchscreen monitor with an integrated processor. According to Heise, the Acer DX241H is a 24-inch display with integrated sound and a system on a chip ARM integrated processor. In essence, the device would be an upgrade to Acer’s previous Internet “surf station”, the D241H, which Engadget described as “somewhere between a standard 24-inch monitor and an all-in-one PC.”The Register points out that this so-called Acer announcement (for which there is no press release or word from Acer) comes from a “somewhat sketchy report out of Germany citing Acer itself,” but it’s an interesting thought. Does Chrome OS make sense for a touch screen device like this? While Chrome OS certainly is not designed to run on a touchscreen interface, there is a video of it doing just that. Acer was already slated to work with Google to produce a hardware device using Chrome OS and this actually seems like a good implementation. It may not have out-of-the-box touchscreen functionality, but Chrome OS is a lot more lightweight (as evidenced by the specs of the prototype CR-48 devices). If Acer already had a Web-enabled monitor in the works, why not move to a more fully-functioned device by using Chrome OS?The Register asked both Acer and Google for comment and received nothing back from Acer and the standard “we don’t comment on rumors or speculation” response from Google. According to Heise, the device will retail for around $400, but mentions no release date. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if Acer actually announces anything the rest of us can find. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img mike melanson Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Chute: Get All Your Photos Off Your Phone, to Someplace Safe, Fast

first_imgmike melanson The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#Product Reviews#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts If you’ve ever taken a bunch of pictures on your phone and not immediately uploaded them then you’re well aware of the problem – now they’re essentially stuck on your phone. If you want to upload them to Facebook, you’ll have to send them one at a time. Or you’ll have to take the time to get all those photos off of your phone and onto your home computer. Chute handles this by letting you quickly choose a number of photos and either share them with your friends or archive them online, making sure you never lose your photos again.“It turns out,” said Chute co-founder Gregarious Narain, “that getting tons of photos off your phone is really hard to do.”Chute, he explained, helps you to wirelessly share photos with different groups of your friends and family. Once you have a bunch of photos stuck on your phone, sharing them can be painful. Chute lets you choose groups of photos, select a group of your friends, and share the photos with them. If you use sites like Facebook, Twitter or Flickr to do this normally, that isn’t a problem, explained Narain. Any of these sites can be directly integrated with Chute so that, as you upload your photos to Chute, you can also share them on one of these sites.Here’s how it works: When you upload photos to share with these friends, if they have the Chute app, they’ll get a push notification. If they don’t, however, they get an email with the photos embedded and attached to the email. And if they have the desktop app, they can download the photos and organize them offline.The difference with Chute is that everything can happen wirelessly and the basic idea, said Narain, is that you can get all of your photos off of your phone and either shared or stored in the cloud, that way you never have to worry about losing your photos by losing your phone, having the hard drive go bad or anything like that.“It’s the simplest way,” explained Narain, “to get to ‘photo zero.’”Chute will be available for iPhone and Android some time in March 2011.last_img read more

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Attaching Ducts to a Heat-Pump Water Heater

first_imgAn increasing percentage of green builders are choosing to install heat-pump water heaters — appliances that use an air-source heat pump to extract heat from the air, transferring that heat to water stored in an insulated tank. Most heat-pump water heaters incorporate both of these components — the heat pump and the insulated tank — into a single unit, with the heat pump compressor mounted above the insulated tank. This type of water heater is typically installed in a basement, mechanical room, or (in warm climates) in an attached garage.If you look at the heat pump compressor mounted on top of a typical heat-pump water heater, you’ll notice that there are two openings for air flow. The unit has a fan that pulls ambient air through the intake. Inside the unit, this air passes over a copper heat-exchange coil and transfers some of its heat to the refrigerant flowing through the coil. Then the air, now cooled, is expelled from the exhaust side of the appliance.This process raises the temperature of the refrigerant and, eventually, the water in the tank. The process also cools the air in the room where the heat-pump water heater is located. If a heat-pump water heater is installed in a very small room — a closet or a tiny mechanical room, for example — the room can get so cold that the heat pump can’t operate properly. That’s why the manufacturers of heat-pump water heaters dictate the minimum volume (generally, 1,000 cubic feet) of the room in which this type of appliance can be installed.The larger the room, the lower the chance that the room’s air temperature will sink to a level that is too low for efficient operation of the water heater.Some manufacturers of heat-pump water heaters allow installers to connect these… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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Time Warner Invests $36 Million In YouTube Network Maker Studios

first_imgRelated Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… fruzsina eordogh 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#entertainment#film#Streaming video#YouTube center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Time Warner has officially entered the YouTube content industry by investing $36 million into Maker Studios, a prominent network on the video-sharing site that gets roughly 2 billion views a month. (So much for the rumors of Yahoo snapping up the network!) The Time Warner Investments group deal is for $1 million more than Google invested in Machinima – typically seen as the leading YouTube network – and marks the first time a major outside media conglomerate has made a big investment in the YouTube space. Rachel Lam, the head of Time Warner Investments group (which led the investment which included big names like Robert Downey Jr and Elizabeth Murdoch), will also join the board of directors at Maker Studios. Lam’s presence should be welcomed, as the YouTube network has been embroiled in a scandal with the space’s biggest celebrity, Ray William Johnson, over predatory contract disputes. (The network also failed to transition Johnson’s AdSense account following his departure from the network for two months – which I estimated at the time resulted in at least a $112,000 revenue loss for Johnson.)Why Time Warner Did The Deal“In just a few short years, Maker has established itself as the go-to network on YouTube for top creative talent, and the combination of outstanding creative with formidable audience reach has translated into Maker’s phenomenal growth as a company,” Lam wrote in a statement sent to multiple publications. (Apparently, despite the recent departure of top talent, the statement was not meant to be ironic.) “Our investment in Maker gives us insight into next generation video content and the ever-evolving online video landscape, as well as access to new producers of content for Time Warner’s existing television, film and cable network operations.”Maker Studios was found in 2009 and acts as a production studio, distribution network and ad sales team for YouTube-based talent.  PandoDaily reported Maker Studios has garnered $78.5 million in total equity funding (not counting Google’s Original Channels investment), while TechCrunch and All Things D put Maker Studio’s total raised at $44 million. Maker Studios did not respond to ReadWrite’s requests to clarify this funding amount, but the consensus is the company is valued at $200 million. Viewership for the network has been steadily increasing, with the network even surpassing Machinima in terms of views in October. The Time Warner Investments funding comes at a good time for Maker Studios, and not just because it helps the network move on from accusations of unprofessional behavior during the Ray William Johnson scandal: The network has just completed a 40,000-square-foot production space in Culver City that includes sound stages, production offices, prop and wardrobe areas, editing bays and recording booths.“We’re extremely excited and grateful to have the support of Time Warner and our other investment partners who are some of the most respected names in media and entertainment, and are thrilled that we will be able to provide even more resources and opportunities to our valued network partners,” wrote Danny Zappin, Maker’s co-founder and CEO, in a statement sent to multiple publications.Traditional Media Finally Getting It  Eugene Lee, the co-founder of the YouTube analytics service for media companies and brands called ChannelMeter, told ReadWrite that Time Warner’s investment “validates” the YouTube space and shows traditional media is finally ” recognizing that viewers are moving online and that online audience is growing.” Lee predicted the infusion to Maker Studios is just the beginning of outside investment in YouTube content. Lee also said that the cash infusion is likely to “light a fire” under YouTube networks like Machinima, Fullscreen and Alloy Digital to “get their A-game on” and “be smarter with their money.”  Machinima seems to already be doing that, having just laid off 10% of its staff this month, which the video-game and entertainment network called “a reorganization to address its global growth.”  9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

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Discover the top smart home security systems of 2017

first_imgWhat is the best home security for 2017? It has never been simpler than it is in the age of the Internet of Things, where sometimes all it takes to lock down your home, condo or apartment is a few sticky sensors and access to a smartphone. While companies like Piper and Scout make systems that are low-tech but highly effective, others like LiveWatch and Frontpoint are looking to blur the line where old technologies end and new ones begin.See also: How to use your light sockets for your home security systemThese systems all work by combining smart home strategies and hardware integration into their own network of sensors, using the power of our connections and the internet to give you all new levels of control over your smart home like never before. The Internet of Things is creating an all new paradigm shift where your phone isn’t just your phone, and your home isn’t just your home, but both act together in some intertwined blend of the two.So, which is the best home security system in they age of Internet Connected Device?#1 Best Comprehensive Home Security – FrontPoint Home Security SystemFor your money and ours, the FrontPoint home security system is the best of both the old world of security and the new. FrontPoint really puts the “DIY” in “do-it-yourself”, breaking the whole process down into simple bits with a mobile setup process that doesn’t even make you download an app.If you’re not technically savvy but still want a full-fledged, customized home security system that will keep your family and your home safe from intruders, FrontPoint has got it covered. FrontPoint is also the only option on this list to feature an optional 24/7 monitoring service, so if having direct access to the police or fire department from your panel is important, this is the way to go.#1 Best Smartphone Home Security System  – Scout Alarm Home Security SystemLooking for something even simpler to setup? A Scout Alarm Home Security system might be the better choice.Unlike FrontPoint which uses both cell signal from a central base station and WiFi to protect your home, Scout Alarm is a 100% online-only operation with no monthly fees, no contracts, and no hidden costs other than the price to set it up.We like the Scout because it incorporates many of the same motion sensors and door sensors into its network as FrontPoint, all without the need to pay a monthly stipend to keep them activated. If you want a basic but effective home security system that you can set up yourself without any extra help, the Scout Alarm can do no wrong.#1 Best All-in-One Home Security –  Piper NV Home Security SystemLast up we have an all-in-one option that does a whole lot more than just keep your home safe. The Piper nv Home Security camera features a number of extra sensors on its 3.4-megapixel night vision-enabled camera, including motion, noise, temperature, humidity, and light sensors that all tell you the current status of your home.The Piper will even warn you if serious weather events are on the horizon, in case you’re not close to home and a flood or ice storm threatens to damage the property while you’re away. If you live in a smaller apartment or can afford to have at least two of these all-seeing, all-knowing cameras in your home, this is a simple way to get full protection without a hefty fee tacked on to your bill every month.Although it doesn’t have any IFTTT integration options, the Piper NV is still a solid device that will protect small apartments or homes from intruders in the most crucial areas like back and front doors, while keeping you aware of severe weather alerts in case burglars aren’t the only threat on the horizon that you have to worry about.And in conclusion…No matter what your budget is or your level of technical expertise, there’s a DIY home security solution out there for you.If you’re concerned about having 24/7 monitoring that automatically connects to the authorities when an alarm is triggered, you’ll definitely want to keep FrontPoint at the top of your list. That said, if you think your wireless network and a solid smartphone could get the job done all the same at a mere fraction of the cost, a Scout Alarm or sensor-heavy Piper nv system will fit the bill just fine too.Now that our smartphones can not only connect us with our devices at home, but also our neighbors, friends, and family in an instant, it’s never been easier to protect your home with the help of all the latest technology. Tags:#Comcast#Frontpoint#home security#ifttt#Internet of Things#IoT#Piper#scout Related Posts Follow the Puck Christen Costacenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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New Cloud Features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

first_imgSync Settings have been added to Preferences, and here you can choose what and how you want to sync.You can also access the “Sync Settings” from the File Menu which offers additional settings: Selecting “Sync Settings Now” opens a dialog where you can choose to upload/download settings and have Premiere remember the settings. I like how the “Sync Settings” feel integrated into the app and doesn’t feel like an afterthought.Adobe ExchangeThe Adobe Exchange Panel is an extension marketplace. It provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content (free and paid).You access the panel from Windows > Extensions > Adobe Exchange.In the panel you have the options of what you want to see (all, paid, free, my stuff) and have sort options. This has the potential to be a big feature if third party companies get behind this.Adobe StoryPremiere Pro CC adds a panel for Adobe Story Plus (part of Creative Cloud). Story is a screenwriting and production scheduling tool.  If you’re interested in seeing how to integrate story with Premiere’s speech analysis see our previous blog post here.With the Adobe Story panel, you can access your projects from inside Premiere Pro CC and import scripts and metadata.Like many editors, I’m excited about Premiere Pro CC and will be sharing my take on other new features in future posts.Will you be subscribing to Creative Cloud?What are the pluses/minuses you see with this kind of app model?Share your thoughts in the comments below! Premiere Pro CC adds the ability to sync settings and connect with Adobe Exchange and Adobe Story – quickly giving you access to your editing tools and setup wherever you are.Premiere Pro CC will be available as part of Adobe’s new Creative Cloud membership model.  That said. Premiere Pro CC will only be available as part of Creative Cloud.Previously you could upload/download and share files with Creative Cloud, but Premiere Pro CC adds features inside of the app that let you connect with the cloud. This is a big step forward in my opinion and definitely offers advantages over the previous Creative Suite.In this post we’ll take a look at the new  Premiere Pro CC, and how they can enhance your video editing workflow.Sync Premiere Settings in the CloudWhen you launch Premiere Pro CC, you now have “Sync Settings” in the Welcome Screen. You can sync to the currently connected account or sign-in to another account.Sync custom settings (preferences, keyboard shortcuts, effect presets, and custom workspaces) and access them by logging in. Personally I see myself using this feature often, as I work as a freelancer. This means I can login to my Creative Cloud and access my settings from an edit suite or any laptop.last_img read more

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The New Discovery

first_imgGlobalization, disintermediation, commoditization, among other forces of The Disruptive Age, have all combined to change how we sell. One of the things that has changed is our approach to discovery.Traditional: What’s Keeping You Up at Night?I know that this approach is supposed to have fallen out of favor. In sales, however, there are no rules and you have to know them all. There are only possibilities and choices, and there isn’t a single way to obtain any outcome.You still have prospects that want to share their concerns with you, their problems, and their challenges. Asking them to share these things with you isn’t a bad place to start a conversation, it just assumes they already have a compelling reason to change, and that they are aware of it. That’s often enough to create an opportunity.If what you know enough about your prospective client to know they are already motivated to change, there is nothing wrong with starting by asking about what your dream client wants or needs to change.Now: This Is Keeping You Up at NightAnother way to start a conversation is to begin by sharing your view of what your dream client should be concerned about, or the problems they may not be aware they have—or soon will have.This approach works well right now for a couple of reasons. First, sharing ideas around the biggest and most important trends impacting your dream client’s business is a heck of a good value proposition for a first meeting. You get to explain the dissonance that they’re experiencing. Your prospect gets value from the meeting without having to buy anything from you. Second, and equally as important, it says you have a strong opinion, the business acumen, and the situational knowledge to potentially provide good counsel.This approach is especially effective now, because it helps you to help your client discover things about their company, their challenges, and their problems, and potentially, their opportunities.Choose the right approach for your discovery meeting, and remember  that you and your prospective client are both doing discovery work together. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Insult to Ganga is treason: Adityanath

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the Ganga, which is a symbol of ‘Sanatan Sanskriti’, is everyone’s mother and insult to it is equal to rashtra droh (treason).He claimed that the pollution level in the Ganga was the highest after the Ganga Action Plan was launched in the 1980s due to non-cooperation of States through which the river passes.Addressing a gathering of heads of villages on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Adityanath said the Narendra Modi government at the Centre was making efforts to clean and rejuvenate the river through its Namami Gange programme.Universal mother“The holy river belongs to everyone and is a symbol of ’Sanatan Sanskriti’. It is everyone’s mother and people need to save it. Any insult to the river can never be tolerated and it is equal to rashtra droh,” he said.If the the Yamuna and the Ganga dries up, Uttar Pradesh will turn into desert, Mr. Adityanath said and appealed to people not to throw coins, clothes, flowers and other items into the rivers to save them from getting polluted further.last_img read more

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Salgaocar FC, Sporting Clube de Goa withdraw from I-League

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) Two of Indian footballs traditional outfits, Salgaocar FC and Sporting Clube de Goa, today decided to “withdraw” from the forthcoming season of I-League over the AIFFs decision to restructure the domestic league system. The decision was made public in a joint statement issued by the two Goa-based clubs. The AIFF, which on May 17 met various stakeholders, including its marketing partners IMG-Reliance, virtually recognised ISL as the countrys premier league as per its draft plan, while deciding to form a three-tier football system in India from 2017-18. “Over the past few weeks, Salgaocar Football Club and Sporting Clube de Goa have had several rounds of discussions and have deliberated the impact that the May 17th proposal will have on the state of the sport. It is clear that the proposal is highly discriminatory, goes against sporting merit, is unworkable for I-League clubs and hampers Goa, which is the best represented state in the I-League, the most,” the two clubs said in a statement. It added, “Therefore, rather than waiting for another year to face the inevitable, Salgaocar Football Club and Sporting Clube de Goa have decided to take the painful decision to withdraw from the forthcoming edition of the I-League.” The AIFF has also faced opposition to its proposed plans from legacy clubs such as Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. The exit of Salgaocar and Sporting Clube de Goa will come as another blow. Detailing the sequence of events from the May 17 meeting, the two Goan heavyweights called AIFFs proposals shocking and disheartening. “At this meeting a detailed proposal was presented, which is heavily biased against the I-League and its clubs. Not only does it relegate the I-League to a second tier league, but also does away with promotion, thereby replacing merit with a franchisee fee as the primary criteria for participating in the top league. “The ISL, hitherto termed as only a tournament by the AIFF, would leapfrog the I-League to become the nations top league, with no relegation. This was shocking and disheartening, especially considering the repeated claims made by representatives of AIFF and FIFA that the I-League was the premier league competition in the country.” PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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More soccer players report abuses as English FA opens review

first_imgLONDON (AP) — English soccer’s governing body launched a review Sunday into an escalating child sex-abuse scandal to discover what professional clubs knew about crimes being committed by coaches and what action should have been taken at the time.No such investigation was launched by The Football Association after Barry Bennell, a coach at the center of the scandal who was linked to Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, was first convicted in the 1990s in both the United States and England for molesting players.It has taken former victims of Bennell and other coaches to waive their anonymity over the last two weeks to bring a fresh light on abuses they suffered while trying to break into professional soccer. The players’ union said more than 20 players had called them with allegations of abuse.“With the helpline it’s a matter whether they wish to come out publicly or remain anonymous,” Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor told Sky News television. “This is centering for the moment on clubs Crewe Alexandra, Blackpool, Manchester City, Stoke, Leeds United and then, in the northeast Newcastle United. It would be naive to think there won’t be clubs as well in all areas.”Four police forces across England, including in London, have opened investigations after being contacted about Bennell and other unnamed individuals.“At this time, with acknowledgement that a wide-ranging inquiry may be required in time, we are working closely with the police to support their lead investigations and must ensure we do not do anything to interfere with or jeopardize the criminal process,” the FA said.Lawyer Kate Gallafent, who has experience working on child protection issues in sports, has been brought in by the FA to look into the abuse allegations and “make recommendations in order to seek to ensure these situations can never be repeated.”“The internal review will look into what information the FA was aware of at the relevant times around the issues that have been raised in the press, what clubs were aware of, and what action was or should have been taken,” the FA added in a statement.Claims have also emerged that clubs in England agreed settlements with players who suffered sexual abuse in exchange for confidentiality about the cases.“I find it incredible if clubs have been paying these lads to be quiet,” said Taylor, who has been involved with the PFA since 1972.The renewed focus on the ordeals suffered by footballers comes amid an official inquiry in Britain into decades of alleged child sexual abuse by powerful figures in society.The inquiry was set up following the 2011 death of entertainer Jimmy Savile, after which dozens came forward to say he had abused them. Subsequent revelations have implicated entertainers, clergy and senior politicians and the inquiry aims to find out whether British public agencies — including the BBC, churches and political parties — had neglected or covered up allegations of child sex abuse from the 1970s to protect politicians and others in power.“We, as a country, are now having to deal with the legacy of non-recent sexual abuse and the thousands of allegations that we are now seeing across the country,” said chief constable Simon Bailey, lead officer on child protection issues at the National Police Chiefs’ Council. “We are receiving reports of abuse in all sorts of different institutions.“I am not in the least bit surprised that we are now seeing the lid lifted on exploitation within the world of football and I suspect there will be other sporting governing bodies — again in the next few days and weeks — who will come forward and who will identify the fact that they have similar problems.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Dan Bailey: ‘Stillwater Is Just One of Those Places That Feels Like Home’

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Dan Bailey joined Brandon Weeden and Dez Bryant on stage earlier this week to reveal OSU’s new football uniforms. His performance was truly incredible. After the big reveal, the NFL’s all-time most accurate kicker talked about what that experience was like.“It’s exciting to be back here in Stillwater,” said Bailey. “I don’t get back here enough … I was happy to be a part of it. Hopefully they enjoyed it … I’ll always maintain that Stillwater is just one of those places that feels like home. The people here become family.”Bailey also talked about why he’s where he is in his career.“I can’t say enough about coach Gundy and coach Glass. They took me under their wing when I walked on here and pushed me. They made a better person and player. There’s no doubt in my mind that where I am in my career today is all credit to them … I owe it to them.”Pretty cool stuff from Bailey and something Dez Bryant echoed.last_img read more

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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Beatriz Haddad Maia in battle of left-handers

first_imgAustralian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Beatriz Haddad Maia in battle of left-handersAngelique Kerber defeated Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 in the second round of the Australian Open.advertisement Reuters MelbourneJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 16:14 IST Angelique Kerber will face Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell in the third round (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAngelique Kerber comfortably beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 in the second round of the Australian OpenKerber had won the Australian Open in 2016 when she beat Serena Williams in the finalThe former world No.1 has so far won three Grand SlamsSecond seeded German Angelique Kerber easily won the battle of left-handers against big-hitting Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 to stroll into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.The Wimbledon champion broke the 22-year-old Haddad Maia twice in the opening set and converted her first set point when the Brazilian sent a forehand wide for her 29th unforced error in the set.Kerber, a triple Grand Slam champion who won in Melbourne in 2016, faced just one breakpoint in the match in the second set and converted her first opportunity in the eighth game to go 5-3 up and serve for the set.Leaping into the 3R.@AngeliqueKerber def. Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 to set up a clash vs Aussie Kim Birrell. #AusOpen #GameSetMatch pic.twitter.com/9qphHDwSTe#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019The to victory #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/g6Icp6y3RD#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019″This court is so special for me.”@AngeliqueKerber #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/gzlHjcFytP#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019In the third round the former world number one will meet Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell, who earlier ousted 29th seeded Donna Vekic 6-4 4-6 6-1.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Angelique KerberFollow Beatriz Haddad MaiaFollow Australian Open Nextlast_img read more

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PRRD to open Potable Water Stations in Electoral Area B

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be opening up new Potable Water Stations for Electoral Area B.According to Regional District Communications Coordinator, Kristen Danczak, the District has set up five new stations for the communities of Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie.Danczak says, once registered for a Flowpoint account with the District, users will be able to access the Stations using their individual access codes and pin number. “The Peace River Regional District will have five potable water stations opening in Electoral Area B located in Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie. Each potable water station includes truck and bottle fills that users will be able to access using their individual access codes and pin number that they get after registering for a Flowpoint account.”Users can register for a Flowpoint account at prrdwater.com.The Regional District says the Buick, Prespatou, and Feye Spring Stations are now open while construction is still underway at the Boundary and Rose Prairie stations.The purpose of the Stations is to protect water sources for the future and provide potable water closer to home for many residents.Residents strongly supported the provision and protection of our water through the referendum in 2017.For more information, you can visit the Regional District’s website.last_img read more

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Activists 5 killed in protests against Sudans president

first_imgCairo: Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last twenty-four hours. Saturday witnessed one of the largest turnouts in more than three months of protests calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, a spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, told The Associated Press on Sunday that four people were killed in the capital city of Khartoum when security forces tried to disperse crowds approaching the military’s headquarters. Abdel-Jaleel says another protester was killed in the neighbouring city of Omdurman. The state-run SUNA news agency has quoted police spokesman General Hashim Abdel-Rahim as saying that one person was killed “during disturbances in Omdurman.”last_img read more

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Amid deadlock in UN disarmament forum Ban suggests way forward

27 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum remains deadlocked and suggested ways to break the stalemate, including the appointment of a panel of eminent persons, the creation of an ad hoc committee of the General Assembly or a United Nations conference. “We meet in the midst of a growing crisis of confidence,” said Mr. Ban, addressing the General Assembly’s follow-up gathering on last year’s high-level meeting on the Conference on Disarmament and Multilateral Disarmament Negotiations.“For too long the United Nations multilateral disarmament machinery, in particular the Conference on Disarmament (CD), has failed us,” he said.Established in 1979 as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community, the CD primarily focuses on cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament, prevention of nuclear war, and prevention of an arms race in outer space, among other things.“If differences persist, we could consider the appointment of a high-level panel of eminent persons, as I have suggested. Alternatively, States could conduct negotiations in an ad hoc committee of the General Assembly or a UN conference,” said the Secretary-General.He stressed that the international community must never abandon multilateralism, saying that in addressing disarmament, the goal is not to advance the preferences of the few, but the common interests of all.“If the CD remains deadlocked, the General Assembly has a responsibility to step in. As I have said before, the CD should not be held perpetually hostage by one or two members. Concerns should be addressed through negotiations.“The world expects progress. Let us defer no longer. Let us put an end to this long cycle of stagnation,” he added.General Assembly President Joseph Deiss called for greater political will to break the deadlock in the CD.“It is important that we try to break the current deadlock and to keep an integrated approach to disarmament and non-proliferation,” said Mr. Deiss.The General Assembly meeting in New York coincided with the 23rd UN Conference on Disarmament Issues in Matsumoto, Japan, where the head of the UN nuclear agency stressed that all States must comply with their obligations under the international nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty.He named Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Syria as countries that are not in full compliance.“My approach to nuclear verification since taking up office in December 2009 has been very straightforward – all safeguards agreements between Member States and the Agency, and other relevant obligations such as UN Security Council resolutions, should be implemented fully,” said Yukiya Amano, Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).“Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation to enable the agency to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities,” Mr. Amano said in his keynote address to the three-day conference.He urged Iran to move towards the full implementation of all relevant obligations to build international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme.“The nuclear programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remains a matter of serious concern,” said Mr. Amano. “As you may know, since April 2009 the agency has not been able to implement any safeguards measures in that country.“Last year’s reports about the construction of a new uranium enrichment facility and a light water reactor in the DPRK are deeply troubling,” he told the conference, hosted by the Japanese Government, the city of Matsumoto and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific.He called upon the DPRK to fully implement all of the relevant resolutions of the IAEA General Conference and the Security Council.On Syria, Mr. Amano stated that the IAEA had come to the to the conclusion that it is “very likely” that a building destroyed at the Dair Alzour site in 2007 was a nuclear reactor which should have been declared to the agency.“Following my latest report on this subject, the IAEA Board of Governors last month adopted a resolution finding Syria to be in non-compliance with its safeguards obligations. I continue to engage with Syria to resolve related outstanding issues,” he added.Mr. Amano said IAEA continues to support the creation of new nuclear weapons-free zones and to help in their implementation. He said he was consulting with IAEA Member States on the possibility of convening a forum on the relevance of existing nuclear weapon-free zones and to consider establishing such a zone in the Middle East.He said IAEA was also committed to making nuclear techniques available in areas such as health care and nutrition, food security, the environment and water resource management.“I made the issue of cancer in developing countries a high priority for my first year in office because I wanted to ensure that these countries derive maximum benefit from the IAEA’s expertise in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy,” he said. This year, the agency has placed special emphasis on nuclear techniques for water resources management, he added. read more

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East Timor Australia and Indonesia hold historic trilateral talks

UNTAET chief Sergio Vieira de Mello, who led the UN-East Timor delegation, took a low-key role during the talks, emphasizing instead that the territory’s leaders were the true regional partners of Australia and Indonesia. East Timor is scheduled to proclaim independence on 20 May.For his part, East Timor Chief Minister Marí Alkatiri stressed that the ties “between our three countries go far beyond geography. There is a strong emotional link between our three countries that surpasses economic or political or other quantifiable factors. It is that special ingredient in our relations that makes today’s meeting so important.”The three-hour meeting in Denpasar, Indonesia, started with an open agenda as the parties discussed the upcoming independence celebrations; economic development; cooperation on education and vocational training; refugees; the future of southwest Pacific relations; and cooperation on other maters of common interest such as security, smuggling and trafficking of people.Both Australia and Indonesia welcomed an East Timor proposal to have the three countries’ police services meet at a technical level very soon in Dili to discuss security issues. Australia also announced a $2 million contribution to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Special Fund for former East Timorese civil servants of the Indonesian Public Administration.Afterwards, Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirayuda said the talks had been “very frank, cordial and fruitful” and that the ministers had agreed to continue the triangular consultations in the future. “They will contribute to intensify the relations we have with East Timor and Australia.”Foreign Minister Alexander Downer of Australian described the meeting as “a very substantial step forward in our relations and a commitment to regional stability and security.”“I believe this trilateral meeting is particularly historic,” Mr. Downer added. “I think it is almost an extraordinary thing that in 2002 we’re now the three of us getting together and working towards a successful future.”East Timor’s delegation also included Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs José Ramos-Horta and other senior members of the Second Transitional Government. read more

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Deputy UN chief highlights link between climate change and peace and security

“We usually say there is always a ‘Plan B’, but there is no ‘Planet B’. There is enough human-introduced carbon in the atmosphere to drive climate change for decades to come,” Mr. Eliasson told participants at the ministerial side event on climate change and its impact on foreign and security policy.“We have to mitigate our emissions and we have to adapt. And we have to act now to stop things getting worse,” he said at the meeting, held on the margins of the high-level debate of the General Assembly’s 67th session.Mr. Eliasson stressed that the only way to ensure energy, food and water security is to have a long-term strategy in place which allows countries to transition to sustainable, low-emission economies. He underlined the importance of establishing sustainable development goals as was agreed by countries during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) earlier this year.“This is an imperative, but it is also an opportunity – to drive economic dynamism and reduce poverty as well as address the causes of climate change – a win-win-win,” Mr. Eliasson said at the meeting, which was organized by Germany and Morocco, and added that the foundation for this change must be a legally binding climate change agreement by 2015.Public and private investment in clean technologies and partnerships among countries as well as civil society, governments and the private sector will also pay an important role, he added. “This is the route to addressing climate change and building resilience. Both are critical for sustainable development – and sustainable development is critical for peace and stability.” read more

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PIC Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa

first_imgYep, looks like a selfie and probably the first from a senior government minister.But is it?Photography experts * have told TheJournal.ie that it bears some hallmarks of being a selfie in that Gilmore’s left shoulder is higher than his right shoulder and the graininess of the photo would indicate it is one of those front-facing cameras.But we’re not sure, so let us know what you think in the comments.* We asked a few people in TheJournal.ie/DailyEdge.ie towers.WATCH: TDs try to figure out what ‘amazeballs’ meansPIC: The Taoiseach tried on Google Glasses today TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE is at the memorial service for the former South African president Nelson Mandela being held in Soweto this morning.Gilmore is attending the service with former workers at Dunnes Stores and has taken time out to do this with one of them:last_img read more

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Greek Australian women top entrepreneurs list

first_imgFive Greek Australian women have been recognised in Startup Daily’s annual list of the Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs in Australia under the age of 40.Released just in time for International Women’s Day, Greek Australian Jess Hatzis took out the top spot as one of the co-founders of Frank Body.The unique skin care range made from coffee not only has a revenue of over $20 million, but has been recognised for its impressive use of social media.Also selected was 30-year-old businesswoman Dimitra Markogiannaki, ranking at number 29. Born and raised in Athens, the entrepreneur ventured out to Australia six years ago to pursue her postgraduate studies at Melbourne University.While studying and with the motivation of those closest to her, Markogiannaki developed website WeTeachMe – a community-based platform for new and upcoming entrepreneurs looking for tips and advice on developing and promoting their businesses.After only a few years of hard work, she is now being recognised for her success in meeting a demand in the Australian business market. Although the list takes into consideration financial turnover and capital raised, the deciding panel also look a number of aspects including the influence the company holds socially and within its respective industry, its mission and current traction.Other Greek Australian women on the list were Brisbane-based Thessy Kouzoukas and Yiota Karalouka of online fashion sensation Sabo Skirt, ranked at number three; and Charlotte Petris from InvoiceBid ranked as the 50th female entrepreneur. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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TCI Premier Governor gives allclear after Hurricane Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 8th, 2017 – Providenciales – Governor Dr. John Freeman and Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson today released a joint statement officially giving the “all-clear” that Hurricane Irma is over for the Turks and Caicos islands.Hurricane Irma was still a category 5 hurricane when it passed over the islands of the Turks and Caicos on Thursday. After undergoing 27 hours of both tropical storm winds and hurricane forced winds ranging between 165mph to 180mph, the worst is now over.Hurricane Irma caused major flooding throughout the Turks and Caicos. Many homes were damaged, trees were uprooted, and roofs of businesses were also damaged. Fortunately there have been no reported deaths.Electricity and telephone poles were also struck down during the storm, which caused a loss of communication and electricity in many areas today. There were also damages to gas stations, flooding at the airport and at one point all systems were reportedly down in Grand Turk.Despite the effects of the hurricane, the Premier’s statement said, “We are committed together to the quickest possible recovery of the Turks and Caicos Islands. We are working already to that end. We are working to restore critical services in the islands. We have survived Irma, for which are give thanks.”Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, Tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Recommended for you August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

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