HTC dévoile le Rhyme, son smartphone fémininHTC vient de lever le voile sur son smartphone Rhyme. Les particularités de ce nouveau téléphone ne résident pas dans ses aspects techniques mais dans son design travaillé, visant un public résolument féminin.Le constructeur taïwanais HTC vient de dévoiler un nouveau smartphone. Baptisé Rhyme, mais initialement connu sous le nom de Bliss, ce téléphone disponible en trois couleurs, violet, blanc et bleu-vert, sera commercialisé dès le 29 septembre aux Etats-Unis. L’Europe devra attendre le courant du mois d’octobre.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Doté d’un écran tactile 3,7 pouces, d’un appareil photo 5 mégapixels avec autofocus et Flash LED et d’une caméra frontale VGA, ce smartphone mise avant tout sur son design travaillé, et les différents accessoires dont il pourra être équipé : une station d’accueil, des écouteurs Bluetooth, une petite boule lumineuse qui clignote au moment de la réception d’un appel, ou encore un brassard pour les sportives.Le Rhyme “incarne une toute nouvelle approche du smartphone. Sa conception s’appuie sur le constat que pour de nombreux consommateurs, un mobile doit être personnalisable et capable de les accompagner à chaque instant du quotidien” a affirmé Frédéric Tassy, le Directeur Général de HTC France, lors de la présentation du smartphone. Pour l’heure, le prix du Rhyme n’a pas encore été communiqué, mais il devrait se situer en milieu de gamme.Le 21 septembre 2011 à 15:42 • Maxime Lambert
What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed The following was taped on Thursday from Full Sail University.WWE NXT TV tapings for September 10, 2015:Dark Match: The Hype Bros. def. Elias Sampson & Riddick MossEpisode 1* In-ring angle involving Tyler Breeze, Adam Rose & Bull Dempsey* Tye Dillinger def. Martin Stone* Apollo Crews def. Solomon Crowe* Rhyno & Baron Corbin def. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa in a 2nd Round Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament match.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley def. Sarah Dobson. Afterwards, angle was shot involving Sasha Banks to set-up the 10/7 TakeOver 30-Minute Iron Woman Match main event.Dark Match: Shoot Nation def. The MechanicsEpisode 2* Eva Marie def. Carmella by count-out.* Tyler Breeze def. Bull Dempsey* Segment with NXT GM William Regal and the debuting Kana to sign her WWE contract. Emma & Dana Brooke interrupted and rip on Kana, who walks off.* NXT Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains w/Blue Pants def. Blake & Murphy w/Alexa Bliss to retain the titles.Episode 3* Apollo Crews def. Johnny Gargano* Emma & Dana Brooke def. Billie Kay & Peyton Royce* Tyler Breeze def. Tommaso Ciampa* NXT Champion Finn Balor & Samoa Joe def. The Jersey Boys w/Carmella in a 2nd Round Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament match.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 63.04%0:04Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Alexa Bliss Sasha Banks Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Facebook WhatsApp Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Twitter Google+ Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Videos Articles Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Now Playing Up Next WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television SPOILER: Title change at NXT TV Tapings on August 15 from Full Sail University
The clock shows all zeros and the final buzzer has sounded. The results are in and ASA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 ASA All-Stars Recruiter Tournament. The bracket winners were determined by recruiter results from April and May combined.State Level One bracket winners are Robert Nelsen (Minn.) with 23 recruits in April and May and 108 total recruits. Jim Miller (Neb.) finished with 14 recruits in April and May and 58 total recruits.State Level Two bracket winners are Caleb Ragland (Ky.) with 14 recruits in April and May and 33 total recruits. Jed Clark (Ky.) won in a drawing as he and Gerry Hayden (Ky.) tied for the two-month period.State Level Three bracket winner is Tommy Hines (Va.) with 13 recruits in April and May and 26 total recruits.Each of these winners will receive a $300 cash prize and a trip to Washington, D.C. and will be recognized at the ASA Board meeting on July 9.ASA would also like to thank all of the finalists who worked very hard this year. State Level One finalists were Ross Pauli (Ill.), Mark Johnson (Minn.), Earl Ziegler (Minn.), Doug Toreen (Minn.), Roger Dale (Minn.) and Ron Bunjer (Minn.). State Level Two finalists wereTodd Hanten (S.D.), John Krutzfeldt (S.D.), Kenneth Schulte (S.D.) and Gerry Hayden. The State Level Three finalist was Todd Dumond (N.Y.).The ASA All-Stars Recruiter Tournament matched 128 of ASA’s top recruiters in head-to-head matchups. During the entire tournament period these top recruiters recruited or renewed more than 700 soybean producers.”The Recruiter Tournament is a fun, yet competitive way, for these dedicated soybean producers to get other soybean producers to join the important work ASA and our state organizations are doing to promote and protect their freedom to operate,” said Bob Worth, ASA Member & Corporate Relations Committee Chair.The ASA All-Stars Recruiter Tournament is a component of the ASA Membership Program. Click here for more information about becoming a recruiter.
“While there is never a perfect time to depart,” she added, “the company is on sound footing and we expect the transition to be very smooth.”Lyne, who was named CEO in 2004 shortly after Stewart began serving her sentence in an Alderson, West Virginia, women’s prison, will retain a title of director during the transition period.MSLO reported a 2 percent increase in revenue during the first quarter, with its advertising-supported broadcasting and businesses driving that growth. The publishing segment, however, was essentially flat.Overall revenue was $67.8 million, compared to $66.7 million for the first quarter of 2007. Publishing revenues in the first quarter increased slightly, to $40.8 million from $40.6 million in 2007.The company had a strong finish to 2007, posting double digit publishing and Internet revenue gains during the fourth quarter. Susan Lyne, the chief executive officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia who steered the brand while its namesake served five months in jail for lying to federal investigators about the sale of ImClone stock, has stepped down, the company announced today.Wenda Harris Millard, current media president, and Robin Marino, merchandising CEO, were named co-CEOs, reporting to chairman Charles Koppelman.“Four years ago when the board asked me to take on this role, our principal goal was to rebuild the company and return it to profitability,” Lyne said in a statement. “We have done that.”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s 2018 Concerts on the Common series continued on Wednesday, August 1 with a performance from The BackTrack Band. BackTrack featured a wide selection of classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to record the event. Watch the concert the below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/c/c/b/0/7/3/ccb0732b-2097-493b-bdcb-5be9719186881533302448.973%2B38085148.017%40castus4-wilmington%2B15333043641533302603392553.vod.720p.180801%20Concert%20on%20the%20Common%20BackTrack.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”Wilmington Concerts On The Common Series Continues With ‘BackTrack’ On July 24In “Community”Wilmington Concerts On The Common Series Continues With ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ On July 17In “Community”
WILMINGTON, MA — Every year we have important Deadlines to meet. Pitchers and catchers have to be in Fort Myers this week. In deference to our football team, the Federal Government is allowing us to file our taxes on April 16th this year so we can all celebrate “New England Patriot’s Day!” on the 15th. Who knows what is going to happen regarding the Federal Budget in the next few days? But one thing is certain; you have six weeks left (March 22, 2019) to send in your nominations for the 2019 Wilmington Good Guy.Wilmington is blessed with individuals who give of their own time to benefit the Community. Youth athletic coaches, senior citizens, annual town clean-ups, volunteers on various committees or organizations, fundraising organizers, people who make Wilmington a better place to live. We see them in the grocery store, in church, at public events and Town Meetings. We know who they are.Take a few minutes to tell us about why you think these people are so valuable to our community. Help us recognize them as one of Wilmington’s true “Good Guys.” You can send your nomination by email to email@example.com. or you can mail your nomination to the Wilmington Good Guy Committee, 9 Reed St. Wilmington MA 01887. The 2019 Wilmington Good Guy will be inducted and honored on Friday May 10th at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus. We hope to see you there!(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Good Guy Committee.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLAST CALL For 2019 Wilmington Good Guy NominationsIn “Community”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Good Guy Award CeremonyIn “Videos”Mike Burns Named 2019 Wilmington Good Guy (with PHOTOS)In “Community”
Enlarge ImageThe surface of the moon as seen by Beresheet moments before it crashed into the lunar surface. SpaceIL/IAI The ambitious Beresheet moon mission was spectacular and heartbreaking. Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL achieved the first moon orbit by a privately funded spacecraft, but a mysterious engine problem dashed its hopes of safely placing the lander on the moon last week. The crash didn’t end the dream.SpaceIL over the weekend announced plans for the Beresheet 2 mission with a statement from Morris Khan, the Israeli entrepreneur who put up millions toward financing the first lander. The dream goes on! Morris Kahn just announced the launching of Beresheet 2.0 #Beresheet2.0 #IsraeltotheMoon pic.twitter.com/fHlo3jeQ4W— Israel To The Moon (@TeamSpaceIL) April 13, 2019 Sci-Tech Beresheet’s moon mission Israel’s Beresheet moon landing attempt ends with a crash Before crashing into the moon, Israel’s lunar lander grabbed a breathtaking final image Tags NASA’s wildest rides: Extreme vehicles for Earth and beyond 23 Photos 1 Share your voice Originally published 11:49 a.m. PT. Comment SpaceIL still hopes to be the first private company to land on the moon. Nathaniel wasn’t ready to guess as to when the new spacecraft might launch. “It will be a major project that will take major planning, coordination, and, last but not least, financing,” he said. The original Beresheet mission launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in February. It carried a time capsule and cameras and planned to study the moon’s magnetic field. Beresheet left us with some haunting imagery, including a glimpse of the moon’s cratered surface. Beresheet 2 hopes to do much, much more. Khan cited the worldwide support, encouragement and excitement for the first mission, and said SpaceIL would build a new spacecraft and try again for a moon landing. “We are going to complete the mission,” he said.Beresheet team member Ben Nathaniel took to Reddit for a Q&A, but SpaceIL has not yet finished its evaluation of what went wrong with the lander and its main engine. “We are still investigating what exactly happened,” said Nathaniel. Space
Tandur: Municipal officials pulled down the illegal structures that had not taken proper permissions in survey number 143, here on Monday. Some real-estate businessmen laid illegal ventures and sold some plots to the public. Municipal officials reached the spot with excavator and removed marking stones and other structures in the area. Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Teja Reddy advised public not to buy plots in unauthorised layouts. Town planning officer Irshad, local councillor Neeraja Balreddy and others were present on the occasion.
When a woman enters midlife, she is more likely to feel less stressed and enjoy a high quality of life, a study has shown, challenging previously held notions that midlife is associated with higher stress and depression. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that perceived stress – a measure of confidence, control and ability to cope with life’s stressors — did indeed decrease for most women over a 15-year span.While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, this study showed that women report feeling less stressed and enjoy a higher quality of life during this period. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Our perception of stress decreases as we age through the midlife – perhaps life itself is becoming less stressful, or maybe we’re finally feeling at the top of our game, or maybe things just don’t bother us the way they did,” said Elizabeth Hedgeman, a doctoral graduate at the University of Michigan.According to Hedgeman, this decrease in perceived stress could be both circumstantial and neurological causes – children have moved out, professional goals are being met, or women might have hit a sweet spot before the next life challenges arise, such as chronic health conditions or aging parents. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMoreover, even women with less education or more financial hardship reported less perceived stress over the midlife. The study, published in the journal Women’s Midlife Health, also found that menopausal status was not a factor, challenging the notion that menopause is associated with higher stress and depression.”Whatever the root reason, we’re reporting less perceived stress as we age through the midlife and menopause.”
The 38th edition of India International Trade Fair 2018 is being organised on a small scale in the context of the premier exhibition complex at Pragati Maidan transforming into an iconic world-class International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC). The much-awaited fair will be held from November 14-27.This year, this flagship event of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) assumes a special significance for the country as the year marks the start of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the Father of Nation. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTheme of the fair is ‘Rural Enterprises in India’ where all States, Government organisations and other stakeholders will put their best foot forward for the realisation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision i.e ‘Sab Ka Sath, Sabka Vikas’. It is also significant to enhance rural employment for maximum utilisation of local resources and stop the trend of migration from villages to cities. The theme pavilion will be set-up by the Ministry of Rural Development in Hall 7 FGH. Besides, the fair manifests its commitment to various initiatives taken by the Government such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’,’ Skill India’, ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Startup India’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIITF has evolved by stages as a mega trademark event for ITPO ever since its inception in 1979. This year too, featuring new avenues of trade and skill development, the event highlights the reforms as well as policy initiatives in diverse fields and multi-sectors of Indian industry. featuring the state-of-the-art technologies, products, services, and innovations along with CSR initiatives, it showcases India’s acclaimed khadi their multifarious hues, designs, motifs, and techniques. ITPO has made extensive efforts to ensure all important sectors of IITF as well as foreign participants in the available space. Importantly, nearly all States and Union Territories have continued their presence in the fair. The ‘Partner Country’ is the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’ and the ‘Focus Country’ ‘Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’. The ‘Focus State’ is ‘Jharkhand’. Around 800 participants from States/Government Departments, domestic and are taking part with considerable participation of rural artisans, craftsmen, and SME entrepreneurs. Significantly, the fair has registered foreign participation from Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, United Kingdom, USA, UK and UAE in Hall 9 and 10. Government group participation such as MSME, CAPART, Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Minority Affairs, KVIC, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, National Jute Board and TRIFED are located in Hall 7 and adjacent open area. Cosmetics, Health sector, Electronics, Kitchen Equipments, Computer peripherals, mobile phones, Food Products, Leather and textiles and multiproduct in Hall 11 while State and UT pavilions are located in hall 12 and 12A. This year, the visitors will be facilitated only through Gate no. 1, Gate no. 8 and Gate no. 10. Entry to the fairground will be allowed from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. ITPO has earmarked initial four days (November 14-17, 2018)business visitors. Entry rates for business days per person will be Rs. 500 and season ticket Rs. 1800. For all the visitors during public days (November 18-27, 2018), ticket charges on Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday per adult will be Rs 120 and child Rs 60, while for working days, ticket charges will be Rs 60 and child Rs 40. Tickets can be booked online as well at 66 select metro stations except for Pragati Maidan metro station. The fair will open from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, daily. Several initiatives are being taken to ensure hassle-free entry of the visitors.
Kolkata: In a bid to prevent any mortality or grievous injury to tenants living in dangerous and dilapidated buildings in the city during the monsoon season, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will pull down these buildings guaranteeing the tenants that they will not be deprived of their right to live in them when it is newly constructed.In cases where the tenants or occupiers have no option to relocate, the KMC will construct temporary structures for their lodging at the same place and will then pull down the building. The chances of collapse of dangerous and dilapidated buildings in the city go up during the rainy season. When it rains, the rainwater is stored on the roof resulting in an increase in the weight of the building. The weak foundation is unable to bear the additional weight resulting in collapse and loss of lives. “I have ordered an immediate review of the dangerous and dilapidated buildings. I want assistance of the councillors and within a week, we will have a list of all such buildings from the Building department and the councillors so that action can be taken at the earliest. We will guarantee that a single tenant will not lose his/her right to live in the building when the owner takes up its construction,” Mayor Firhad Hakim said responding to a query from Congress councillor Prakash Upadhyay at the monthly meeting regarding the steps taken by the KMC to prevent any death or injury due to collapse of such buildings during monsoon. 22 people had died after portions of old buildings fell on them in 2017. The KMC will give the tenants a certificate in writing assuring them that they will give sanction to the house owner for reconstructing the building only when he mentions the space for lodging the tenants in that building. The tenants or occupants of a building hesitate to move out of a dangerous building when it is pulled down apprehending that they will lose their right to stay in the same building when the owner will reconstruct it. The KMC had passed the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill in the state Assembly in March 2017 that owners of dangerous and dilapidated buildings may apply to the KMC with rehabilitation package for the tenants. In such cases, the civic body gives clearance to pull down the old structure to make room for a new one with 100 percent additional FAR (Floor Area Ratio).
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA Staffordshire road is shut following an accident this afternoon. The crash has taken place at the junction of Bower Lane and Wolseley Road in Rugeley. At around 3.30pm police asked motorists to avoid the area as they dealt with the accident. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Bower Lane at the Junction of Wolseley Road , in Rugeley is currently closed due to a road traffic collision. “Officers are in attendance and dealing , please avoid the area where possible and take an alternative route if available.” Read MoreArmed police stood down after search for knifeman led to school being locked down Police and the air ambulance are also attending an accident on the A518 between Stafford and Uttoxeter. The road is reportedly closed near Loxley due to that collision. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.
It was easy to miss amid all the foldable phone hype, but Samsung revealed its latest smartwatch Wednesday at its Unpacked event: the $199 Galaxy Watch Active.But just because it didn’t have much time in the spotlight doesn’t mean the Galaxy Watch Active isn’t worth checking out. While Samsung’s prior smartwatches have tended to be massive, its latest wearable is much more subtle — and one I’m much more likely to want to actually wear.Meet the Galaxy Watch ActiveA followup to last year’s Galaxy Watch, the first thing you’ll notice about the Galaxy Watch Active is that it’s not nearly as bulky as the relatively massive Galaxy Watch. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is slim enough for smaller wrists.Image: karissa bell / mashableWith a 40mm case and no rotating bezel, it’s noticeably slimmer — a welcome change for those of us with smaller wrists (or, really, anyone who appreciates a lower profile watch).And at $199, the Galaxy Watch Active is a much more affordable option than the Galaxy Watch, which started at $375 last year. Samsung finally has a watch that looks good on small wrists.Image: karissa bell / mashableBy Karissa Bell2019-02-21 01:54:52 UTC It comes in four different colors: silver, black, sea green, and rose gold (it’s about time Samsung hopped on the rose gold train) and ships with multi-colored bands that are very similar to Apple’s sport bands for the Apple Watch.The bands are similar to Apple’s sport bands for Apple Watch.Image: karissa bell / mashableI only wore the Galaxy Watch Active for a few minutes, but I was impressed by how light it was. And it was at least as comfortable as any Apple Watch I’ve worn.Navigating apps without a rotating bezel.Image: karisa bell / mashableBesides the size, one of the biggest changes with the Galaxy Watch Active is that it doesn’t have a rotating bezel. Instead, you navigate the watch’s menus by swiping left or right. That rose gold.Image: karissa bell / mashableThere are also two side buttons that let you launch and close apps. It might take a little getting used to if you’re used to the rotating bezel UI, but I didn’t find it very complicated.You can wirelessly charge the Galaxy Watch Active with the S10.Image: karissa bell / mashableThe Galaxy Watch Active charges wirelessly. And, like Samsung’s newly-announced Galaxy Buds, you’re able to charge it with your phone if you have one of the new Galaxy S10 phones. This feature seemed a little finicky in my demos, but I could easily see how it’d be helpful to get a little bit of extra battery life if you’re in a pinch.Health and fitness firstLike its name suggests, the Galaxy Watch Active is meant to put health and fitness features front and center. Samsung’s health app.Image: karissa bell / mashableWhile the company hasn’t matched Apple’s advanced heart-rate monitoring features, Samsung has added a new blood pressure-monitoring feature via an app called My BP Lab. The app, which will be available in the U.S., UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, and Germany. This wasn’t available to try out on the demo models I took a look at, but hopefully it will be ready when we’re able to do a full review.I did, however, get to briefly try out Samsung’s guided breathing app, which is meant to help you relax through deep breathing, similar to Fitbit’s “relax” feature. Samsung’s guided breathing app for the Galaxy Watch Active.Image: karissa bell / mashableOn the fitness side, the Galaxy Watch Active has the ability to automatically track certain types of workouts, along with usual step-counting and third-party exercise apps. We’ll have more on all of this when we’re able to do a full review, but the Galaxy Watch Active manages to squeeze a lot into a pretty compelling package.While you won’t get the fancier features of Samsung’s larger (and pricier) watches, the Galaxy Watch Active is an approachable smartwatch that will appeal to fitness enthusiasts. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active has two side buttons instead of a rotating bezel.Image: karissa bell / mashable The back of the Galaxy Watch Active.Image: Karissa bell / mashable
More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “Killer robots”.In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”.The letter says “Lethal autonomous” technology is a “Pandora’s box”, adding that time is of the essence.The 116 experts are calling for a ban on the use of AI in managing weaponry.“These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways,” it adds.There is an urgent tone to the message from the technology leaders, who warn that “We do not have long to act”.Experts are calling for what they describe as “Morally wrong” technology to be added to the list of weapons banned under the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.Along with Tesla co-founder and chief executive Mr Musk, the technology leaders include Mustafa Suleyman, Google’s DeepMind co-founder.A potential ban on the development of “Killer robot” technology has previously been discussed by UN committees.In 2015, more than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers wrote a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weaponry.A killer robot is a fully autonomous weapon that can select and engage targets without human intervention.Those in favour of killer robots believe the current laws of war may be sufficient to address any problems that might emerge if they are ever deployed, arguing that a moratorium, not an outright ban, should be called if this is not the case.Source
Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Wednesday, May 9, 2018 MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations is making good on its promise to overhaul its digital platforms with an upgrade of its ISO platform, to facilitate dynamic packaging as well as ancillary sales.Air Canada Vacations says it’s upgrading its existing ISO Platform, Ocean, to the new booking engine, Pacific.The switch will take place over the next 12 months with adaptive integration options for future systems, says ACV, as well as a more user-friendly interface. In tandem, ISO Travel Solutions and Air Canada Vacations will migrate the passenger service system to Amadeus’ Altéa.Air Canada Vacations’ partnership with ISO Travel Solutions dates back to 2005.“We’re pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with ISO Travel Solutions,” says Nino Montagnese, ACV’s Managing Director. “The Pacific platform offers us the ultimate flexibility to continue to fulfill the needs of our customers. The streamlined and intuitive booking engine helps us to deliver our carefully curated vacations to our customers for all styles of travel.”More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerIn addition to what ACV says is a scalable and easy-to-use interface for call centres, Pacific also offers features to enable dynamic packaging while managing various travel products with its versatile inventory management system. ACV says the platform also provides distribution strategies with multiple sales channels and allows for adaptive pricing of ancillary sales.“We are happy to deliver our powerful and proven travel platform, Pacific, to Air Canada Vacations,” says Holger Voss, ISO’s business development director. “The upgrade to Pacific will provide a contemporary, web-based reservation system. Pacific’s advanced features enable Air Canada Vacations to manage, sell and service not only pre- and dynamic-packaged travels, but also FIT, custom tours, cruises groups and more using internal and external connected inventories.”Last month ACV announced a new initiative aimed at the complete transformation of its digital platforms. ACV prioritizes dynamic packaging, ancillary sales with tech upgrade Share
When a luxury hotel partners with a health retreat both parties benefit – as do consumers. In the Philippines, for some years now, The Peninsula Manila has had an extremely happy relationship with The Farm at San Benito, two hours away up in lush and verdant hilltop farmland (a German set up the retreat, which is now owned by hotelier and entrepreneur Binod Chaudhary from Nepal and Naresh Khattar from Delhi). It is run by Rouel Guanzon, a Filipino-Canadian who was diverted to hospitality from his original career wish to fly. He was heading marketing at The Peninsula Manila before coming here, which he says was a natural transition. Chefs from the two establishments train together, and guests staying at the Manila hotel not surprisingly love to head to ‘the countryside’ for health and wellness.My driver opened the window as we climbed the last hill before reaching The Farm. “Fresh air,” he said with a smile. I was in Villa 30, in a row of detached pool villas called Narra, after one of the local woods. I had a six-metre pool, deep enough for proper swimming, with so much jungle undergrowth I had total privacy. The villa, with a big overhanging roof over the terrace, had excellent air-conditioning, lighting and connectivity, and the bed was amazingly comfortable – I slept like a log. Perhaps because of the air and the hour-long hike I had taken round the estate and down past the local village. There are masses of activities planned every day.I also had a somewhat soporific 2.5-hour massage journey, plus an hour-long facial that turned out to be an assessment of breathing and various other functions by a doctor specialising in aromatherapy. Yes, you come here to be assessed and pampered – many come to lose weight (there is alcohol, but the food is strictly vegan, no meat, fish, cheese or eggs and ‘butter’ is a coconut oil paste). I was actually really impressed by the food, especially by the main meals. At lunch I had a wheatgrass antioxidant shot, 21 calories; a grilled vegetable salad, 112 calories; a grilled tofu steak with steak sauce on the side, 216 calories. At dinner my calorie intake was undoubtedly raised by a glass of 2013 Delicato Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel.In the morning, after a workout in the Jungle Gym I shampooed with a coconut oil toiletry, and went for breakfast. While pouring good local coffee from a plunger I checked some of the recipes in Cleanse! and Raw!, two really gorgeous paperbacks that this luxury health resort has produced. I was brought bowls of both unflavoured and mango yoghurt, both made from coconut milk, and four wholemeal bread rolls (they promise me eggs for my next visit as I really did not feel like a vegan corn scramble at that hour). Local coffee, by the way, was excellent. Most, including those flying in special from Australia, Hong Kong or the USA, stay at least a week or more here, and 60 per cent of all business is repeats. Sadly, I only had 24 hours but yes, I did feel cleansed. I certainly felt even healthier and all set for journey back down into the city.Mary Gostelow travels over 300 days a year, doing one-night stands in top hotels around the world. Read her daily travelogue, www.girlahead.com
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