13 Oct
2019

The Latest WH says informal talks for Turkey S Korea

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the G-20 summit (all times local):2:45 p.m.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump will speak informally with the leaders of Turkey and South Korea at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina rather than in formal meetings.Trump will talk informally with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH’-jehp TY’-ihp UR’-doh-wahn) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the G-20 summit.Sanders spoke to reporters travelling with the president on Air Force One. She did not say why the meetings have been downgraded.Shortly after leaving the White House for the summit, Trump tweeted that he had cancelled his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian vessels.Sanders says Trump made the decision to cancel while aboard Air Force One and after speaking with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) and White House national security adviser John Bolton.___2 p.m.President Donald Trump says he’s cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian vessels.Trump tweeted his decision Thursday after departing Washington for a world leader summit in Argentina, where he and Putin were to meet.Trump says “based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”Russia recently seized three Ukrainian vessels and crews. Russia said Ukraine didn’t have permission to pass between Russia’s mainland and the Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine insisted its vessels abided by maritime laws.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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12 Oct
2019

Malaysia should boost education through strengthened human rights UN expert

The Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Vernor Muñoz Villalobos, visited Malaysia from 5 to 14 February, and attended 40 meetings in the capital of Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bharu, both in Peninsular Malaysia, and Kuching across the South China Sea on the island of Borneo. He held consultations with over 150 people, ranging from Government officials, teachers, students, parents, trade union representatives to civil society groups. Upon concluding his official visit, Mr. Villalobos pointed out that there is a disparity between the Government’s level of investment in education and the institutionalization of human rights. He praised Malaysia’s stated target of creating a “world class” education system, but said that there is a corresponding need to “need to strengthen educational institutions which will permit the mainstreaming of human rights in all aspects of national life.” To this end, the Special Rapporteur recommended that Malaysia ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), two UN treaties based on the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Mr. Villalobos also said the Government should adjust its laws pertaining to education to conform to international standards. He expressed concern that a law exists which curtails university students’ right to freedom of association and expression, among other civil and political rights, and asserted that this law should be revoked. The expert was informed by students and teachers that corporal punishment in schools is a common practice. As a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child which expressly bans the measure in schools, Malaysia must take stronger measures to eradiate the practice, he said. Three groups, the Bumiputera, Chinese and Indians, comprise the Malaysian population, yet the groups do not have equal access to education. For example, according to several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), despite a surge in the Chinese population in the last few decades, they are serviced by proportionately fewer state schools. The schoolchildren of the country’s indigenous populations such as the Iban community have encountered numerous roadblocks – including limited access to higher education and inferior schools – in their attempt to realize their right to education. To ameliorate this situation, Mr. Villalobos recommended the creation of a department within the Ministry of Education which would oversee the educational needs of indigenous peoples. Despite almost reaching gender parity in school enrolment, he said that the Malaysia must enhance educational policies in regards to the rights of women through “affirmative action” which would in turn invigorate the labour market and economy as a whole. To reach this goal, he recommends that teachers be trained in gender studies and human rights. A 2005 joint study by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that in recent years, the number of students in tertiary or higher education has almost tripled in Malaysia, thanks in large part to the 30 per cent boost in spending by the Government on education. Citing the Malaysia’s diverse population as its greatest assets “to general good educational practices,” the Rapporteur stated his belief that the country “has the resources it needs to respond creatively and comprehensively to all the challenges it faces.” 20 February 2007Malaysia should bolster its education system and human rights mechanisms simultaneously, a United Nations expert has said following extensive consultations in the country, which he praised for its efforts to provide “world-class” schooling. read more

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7 Oct
2019

Storm brings record snowfall

City crews worked around the clock this weekend to keep up with a record snowfall.Yesterday’s storm brought 18 centimetres, doubling the previous record for December 14. All the snow had residents shovelling for hours to dig out their homes and cars. Some older residents got assistance from the volunteer Snow Angels.Elise Copps has more on how residents and city staff are coping with the winter weather.

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6 Oct
2019

Surging violence tearing social fabric of Iraq UN officials warn

In a statement issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi appealed to all Iraqis “to exercise calm and self-restraint, and together face the challenges that face them to overcome the looming adversity, jointly charting their common future for peace and prosperity.”He described the crimes as “particularly heinous,”, warning that they can “widen the sectarian divide and thrust the country into a cycle of uncontrollable violence threatening the very social fabric of Iraq or any prospects for a future of peace, tolerance and unity.” In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan also condemned the “heinous” and unjustifiable actions that were clearly aimed at fomenting sectarian strife and further undermining stability and national unity. He urged Iraqis to heed the calls by political and religious leaders from all sides for calm to prevent an escalation, and to engage in a genuine national dialogue that addresses the needs and aspirations of all. In a related development, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) voiced deep concern over five Palestinians, three men and two boys, arrested on Tuesday by Iraqi security forces at Al Tanf border crossing between Iraq and Syria. The five were among more than 300 Palestinians from Baghdad who have been stranded at a tented site in no man’s-land since early May after fleeing the targeted violence and killings of Palestinians in the capital. “So far, we have not been able to establish all the facts surrounding the arrest including the arresting authority and detention facility,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva, noting in August Iraqi armoured vehicles entered the camp and threatened and intimidated the refugees with their weapons. “UNHCR has formally approached the Iraqi authorities as well as the [United States-led] Multi-National Forces expressing our concern over these acts of intimidation against the Palestinian group and requesting cooperation to ensure that such incidents are not repeated,” he said. The Palestinians in Al Tanf are among an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 remaining in Iraq, many of whom have tried to flee fearing persecution. UNHCR has repeatedly appealed to the Iraqi authorities and the Multi-National Forces to provide increased protection for the Palestinians. It has also appealed to countries in the Arab region, Israel, as well as resettlement countries, to provide a humane, if only temporary, solution for this specifically targeted group. “These appeals have so far yielded few results,” Mr. Redmond said. read more

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3 Oct
2019

R2D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for 276m

R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m This 2017 photo provided by Profiles in History shows an R2-D2 droid pieced together over several years from different props used in the first five Star Wars movies. The droid has sold at auction for $2.6 million. (Profiles in History via AP) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – An R2-D2 droid that was used in several “Star Wars” films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader’s helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.The Calabasas, California-based Profiles in History had estimated the droid could fetch up to $2 million before Wednesday’s sale.Other space-themed film and television memorabilia was also for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from “Battlestar Galactica” and “Buck Rogers” sold for $1.8 million. A helmet worn by late actor Bill Paxton on the set of “Aliens” sold for $51,000.Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from “Saturday Night Fever” sold for $1.2 million.” by The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2017 4:36 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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25 Sep
2019

Dutyfree concession for FIU employees not passed in National Assembly

The motion for duty-free concessions to be granted to the accountant and attorney-at-law of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) was not passed in the National Assembly.Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George NortonThe house decided against the motion moved by, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, after the Opposition voted against its passage and two MPs of the government abstained from voting while some were not present in the chamber for the vote.Minister Norton, who is also the Chairman of the Committee of Appointment, explained that the committee deliberated at its 30th meeting on March 28, 2018, and agreed to offer Surendra Lall Boodhoo and Yonette Romao Scarville, duty-free concessions for a vehicle at 2000-CC.The Opposition argued that the motion should be withdrawn and the benefits be granted across the board. It was argued that even though the qualifications of the two officials were similar to several Attorneys or accountants in the State’s employ, others did not enjoy duty free concessions for 2000-cylinder capacity (cc) vehicles.“The fact is the appointments committee wants to bring a benefit to two employees within that unit. To do this, they have to amend the law and make it part of their benefits in the law,” Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali said.Opposition Member of Parliament, Irfaan AliAli also noted that the granting of these concessions should reside with Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner General Godfrey Statia.“We can’t adjust based on the committee. We have to adjust based on principles and on position. So, we have to say here we are going to create a new category of posts that would benefit from such concessions. For example, you will have other persons appointed by the committee that will now say, we are of the same qualification. We were appointed by the same committee, on the same level. Why is it we are not considered for the granting of such concessions.”“So, I want to propose he bring an amendment to the Act to deal with this issue, or we take a holistic position dealing with all positions in this category, that we will now give equal treatment. And that we cannot direct the Minister of Finance or Commissioner General,” Ali argued, noting that this would breach existing laws and principles.A division was subsequently called, but even though the Chambers rang bells calling all members to take up their seats, it was evident that several seats, including Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s, would remain empty for the vote. By the time the dust had settled, 26 voted for the motion to be carried and 28 voted against. There are 65 seats in Guyana’s Parliament.When their names were called, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin both announced they were abstaining. A few members, including Jordan, reappeared following the vote.If passed, the motion in question would have granted the newly-appointed accountant and Attorney-At-Law for the FIU duty-free concessions. The FIU is an agency that acts under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBill seeking to reform animal welfare in Guyana passedJuly 31, 2018In “latest news”Distraught Norton confirms demotion, says “I am not a failure, I was doing a great job”January 3, 2017In “latest news”No consensus on appointment of FIU’s Deputy Director – TeixeiraJuly 20, 2016In “latest news” read more

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22 Sep
2019

It may not have felt like it but last month was the

first_imgIT MAY NOT have felt like it in Ireland, but last month was officially the warmest May since records began.US scientists say that the average temperature across the planet was 15.5 degrees Celsius, almost one degree above the average in the month of May for the 20th century.“The majority of the world experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, with record warmth across eastern Kazakhastan, parts of Indonesia, and central and northwestern Australia,” said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Met Éireann’s summary of May in Ireland is slightly less balmy: it describes May as being ‘dull throughout’ and ‘wet and warm nearly everywhere’.However despite this, temperatures were still higher than average in Ireland too: they ranged from an average of 10.6 degrees Celsius at Knock Airport to an average of 12.1 degrees at Shannon Airport, making it the warmest May for six years in some parts of the country.The highest temperature in Ireland was 22.3 degrees at Shannon Airprt towards the end of the month, while the lowest was a shivery 1.7 degrees at Dublin Airport just one day before.Every single May over the past 39 years has been hotter than the 20th century average, NOAA said.It wasn’t all good news for Ireland though.  Almost every single part of Ireland had higher than average rainfalls, particularly in the midlands: Mullingar had 186% of the long-term average rainfall, making it the wettest May in almost a decade. Meanwhile the number of hours of sunshine was below average while the number of dull days was higher than average.All is not lost though – the previous record for high temperatures in May was set as recently as 2010, so there’s still hope for a nice warm start to the summer next year.Scorchio! Your photos of Ireland looking gorgeous in the sunshine today > Read: Two ice creams are being sold every second in Ireland > Read: It was so hot today that Met Éireann issued a weather warning >last_img read more

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16 Sep
2019

ASA USDA Join Afghanistans Ambassador and Business Leaders

first_imgSigning Ceremony Launches New Afghan Association for Food and FeedThe American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials joined Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Eklil Ahmad Hakimi and a key Afghan business leader for a signing ceremony. Held at the Afghan Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Jan. 20 event marked the launch of a new agricultural trade association to promote oil crops for both food and feed in Afghanistan.”Agriculture, not only historically, but also traditionally, is the main component of our economic growth,” said Ambassador Hakimi. “I’m sure that soybeans will contribute not only to the economy and agricultural development of Afghanistan, but more importantly, they will have a positive implication for the security of our country.”Abdul Ghafoor is chairman of the new Oil Crops Growers Association of Afghanistan (OCGAA) that includes 11 founding members representing different sectors of the agricultural value chain. These members will plan and implement the initiative through a USDA Food for Progress three-year soy value-chain project with WISHH. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Acting Administrator Suzanne Heinen also joined the event at the Afghan embassy.During the ceremony, Ghafoor described the “enormous good” that the initiative can do to mobilize and encourage Afghanistan’s use of oil crops to produce edible oils for human consumption, as well as animal feed to develop its livestock industries. “And we’ll create jobs,” Ghafoor said.”ASA’s WISHH program is pleased to be part of this landmark USDA effort to assist Afghanistan in starting a trade association that uses oilseed crops to develop their food and feed industries,” said WISHH Chairman David Iverson, a South Dakota soybean grower. “This work offers great potential for the production of animal feed for poultry and livestock as well as human foods.”WISHH and partners are implementing the multi-faceted Soybeans in Agricultural Renewal of Afghanistan (SARAI) project that uses soybeans to benefit Afghan farmers, food processors, and rural communities as well as women and children. In 2011, SARAI helped open Afghanistan’s first soybean processing facility. SARAI also provides a total of 80 metric tons of defatted soy flour, 13,750 metric tons of soybean oil and 6,000 metric tons of soybeans over three year. Over the life of the program and all of its activities, this project will benefit more than 405,000 Afghan people.Currently, Afghanistan imports more than 90 percent of its cooking oil. Much of that is palm oil. Afghanistan’s poultry and livestock industries also look to expand with quality meal from oilseed crops, such as soybeans. Growth of these oilseed-based industries will improve Afghan diets as well as create jobs and other economic progress.Therefore, the new oilseed association, with assistance from WISHH, will conduct a review of all the oilseed research available in Afghanistan to identify opportunities and obstacles as well as make recommendations on how to address them. The new association will also compile information on edible oils in Afghanistan and ways for the feed industry to use oilseed cakes. It will also hold a conference on edible oils in Afghanistan.Since being founded by U.S. soybean farmers in 2000, WISHH has worked in 24 countries to improve diets, as well as encouraged growth of food industries. The WISHH program is managed from ASA’s world headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.wishh.org.Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Eklil Ahmad Hakimi (right) shakes hands with WISHH Executive Director Jim Hershey following the signing ceremony at the Afghan Embassy to launch a new agricultural trade association to promote oil crops for food and feed in Afghanistan. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Acting Administrator Suzanne Heinen witnessed the signing of the agreement that is supported by USDA. Also looking on is OCGAA chairman Abdul Ghafoor. (ASA photo by Karen Edwards)last_img read more

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16 Sep
2019

Rich Goldman doubles profit as all business segments rise in 1H19

first_img Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch Revenue from the gaming business grew by 1% over the course of the six months to HK$48.2 million, with the company adding that it had also collected HK$22 million of the HK$50 million owed to it by business partners during that period.Money lent through the money lending business increased from HK$252 million to HK$313 million, with revenue subsequently doubling from HK$4.9 million to HK$9.8 million.Hotel operations also saw turnover grow 8.4% to HK$12.6 million and profit by 34.7% to HK$4.1 million‘Looking forward, our group will continue our policy to expand those profitable existing businesses while continue to explore other viable investment opportunities to diversify our revenue stream and ensure sustainable growth,” Rich Goldman said.“We are optimistic about the market conditions of our existing involved segments in the future with the completion of remarkable infrastructure projects during 2018, which enhances the visits and connection between the cities in the Greater Bay Area region.” Macau gaming investor Rich Goldman Holdings has enjoyed a 97.3% increase in profit attributable to owners of the company to HK$14.4 million for the six months to 31 December 2018 after enjoying increases across all three core business segments.Rich Goldman operates Neptune GD VIP Club with eight gaming tables at Grand Lisboa, having had two promotion agreements to run VIP Clubs at the Venetian Macao and Sands Macao terminated in 2017. It is also involved in hotel operations, having purchased Harbour Bay Hotel in Hong Kong two years ago, and money lending. Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Load More RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinnerlast_img read more

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1 Sep
2019

RPGCrate is a natural 20 for 30

first_imgDo you know what THAC0 is? If you do, then I call you brother (or sister). If you don’t, that’s no big; tabletop games are for more than just the super-old. And either way, you should check out RPGCrate if you like filling out character sheets and rolling dice.RPGCrate is a new monthly crate focused on tabletop RPGs. It’s an independent endeavor powered by Cratejoy (not affiliated with Loot Crate), and we got one of the first crates. And it’s an impressive treasure trove of AD&D-era RPG resources.2 Relics from Old School Renaissance3 Tales From the Bloody Bucket Adventure CardsAD&D Adventure Module A1: A Forgotten Evil by Mischief Inc.Dragonborn Elementalist pewter miniatureEtch-Master photo-etched brass accessory sheet for miniatures2 Chessex 10-dice sets with felt drawstring bagsCall of the Herald by Brian Rathbone (download code)BattleBards adventure music (download code)The most impressive, and downright esoteric, part of the crate is the “OSR Relics” from Old School Renaissance. Basically, they found a hoard of old tabletop RPG magazines, and two are packed into each box. And these are old; The Dungeoneer and Judges Guild Journal from 1980. That’s older than me and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition!Speaking of AD&D, the crate includes Adventure Module A1: A Forgotten Evil by Alex Karaczun, an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons module. It’s a full-on dungeon crawl, published by Mischief Inc. in 2016 but built around a 1989 game system. It goes nicely with the three Tales From the Bloody Bucket Adventure Cards also in the box, double-sided one-page adventures with maps, area descriptions, and encounter information.For feelies, the box also includes an old school pewter Dragonborn Elementalist miniature from Kobold Press and Effin Cool Miniatures, and a sheet of Etch-Master decorations (swords, shields, a banner) photo-etched from a brass sheet for enhancing your miniatures. Also, two full sets of Chessex dice (D4, 4D6, D8, 2D10 for D100, D12, and D20) in red and green, each with their own dice bag.If that isn’t enough, the RPGCrate comes with digital supplemental material. There’s an illustration booklet for A Forgotten Evil, plus an audio book, ebook, and maps for Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone, and a coupon code for some DMing music from BattleBards.Yeah, for tabletop gaming RPGCrate definitely counts as a critical hit. You can subscribe to future RPGCrate shipments for $29.89 per month. If you have regular game nights where you clear off the dining room table and roll out the DM screen, RPGCrate is worth your attention. RPGCrate’s box.<><>last_img read more

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30 Aug
2019

Bob Stoops abruptly steps down at Oklahoma after 18 seasons

first_imgBerry Trammel of The Oklahoman was first to report, and multiple sources have confirmed that Oklahoma football head coach Bob Stoops is stepping down after 18 seasons at the helm. He will not coach the upcoming 2017 season.The report states that 33-year-old offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will take over for Stoops on an interim basis. Stoops will announce his decision to the team tomorrow.Stoops’ impressive Oklahoma resume includes 10 Big 12 titles and the 2000 National Championship.Bob Stoops is 56 & has won 10 Big12 titles. I’m told his reasoning for stepping down now is because he’s ready & he wants to “go live life.”— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 7, 2017 Holy moly, Bob Stoops retiring per @BerryTramel Lincoln Riley to succeed. What in the…— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) June 7, 2017Here’s the 2000 National Championship win over Florida State: Advertisementlast_img read more

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29 Aug
2019

The Best macOS Mojave Feature Youre Not Using

first_img Henry T. Casey, on by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019, Ranked247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Author Biocenter_img Henry T. Casey, Sometimes, you don’t see value when it’s right in front of you. Back when macOS Mojave launched, I wrote off the Quick Actions feature as unimportant.And then, last week, as I edited fistfuls of images for a series of how-to articles, I discovered how Quick Actions can save me a ton of time. Instead of loading Preview or Pixelmator, I just scrolled through a list view in Finder, and clicked the Markup button in the Quick Actions corner.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/macos-mojave-quick-actions?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Instantly, I had the ability to edit images, including the crop and box-drawing actions that I rely upon for my how-to articles.I felt the power of this streamlining as I zipped through my stack of screenshots faster than I expected. It was so speedy, I had time to run out and grab a coffee I so dearly needed.So, while macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode provides a cool look, the screenshot tools are nice and its Continuity Camera is handy on occasion, none of the above features improved the quality of my work life like Quick Actions.To use Quick Actions, click the fourth view icon (it’s the one with a box with a few dots underneath) in a Finder window. Then, select an image or item. Now, look in the bottom right corner, and you’ll see your available Quick Actions. Markup is the one I use.Credit: Laptop MagHow to Connect a MacBook Pro to another Mac – Macbook Pro …Best VPN for MacmacOS Mojave Review: Should You Install Now or Wait?last_img read more

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26 Aug
2019

LLVM will be relicensing under Apache 20 start of next year

first_imgAfter efforts since last year, LLVM, the set of compiler building tools is closer towards an Apache 2.0 license. Currently, the project has its own open source licence created by the LLVM team. This is a move to go forward with Apache 2.0 based on the mailing list discussions. Why the shift to Apache 2.0? The current licence is a bit vague and was not very welcoming to contributors and had some patent issues. Hence, they decided to shift to the industry standard Apache 2.0. The new licence was drafted by Heather Meeker, the same lawyer who worked on the Commons Clause. The goals of the relicensing as listed on their website are: Encourage ongoing contributions to LLVM by preserving a low barrier to entry for contributors. Protect users of LLVM code by providing explicit patent protection in the license. Protect contributors to the LLVM project by explicitly scoping their patent contributions with this license. Eliminate the schism between runtime libraries and the rest of the compiler that makes it difficult to move code between them. Ensure that LLVM runtime libraries may be used by other open source and proprietary compilers. The plan to shift LLVM to Apache 2.0 The relicence is not just Apache 2.0, the license header reads “Apache License v2.0 with LLVM Exceptions”. The exceptions are related to compiling source code. To know more about the exceptions follow the mailing list. The team plans to install the new license and the developer policy that references the new and old licenses. At this point, all subsequent contributions will be under both these licenses. They have a two-fold plan to ensure the contributors are aware. They’re going to ask many active contributors (both enterprises and individuals) to explicitly sign an agreement to relicense their contributions. Signing will make the change clear and known while also covering historical contributions. For any other contributors, their commit access will be revoked until the LLVM organization can confirm that they are covered by one of the agreements. The agreements For the plan to work, both individuals and companies need to sign an agreement to relicense. They have built a process for both companies and individuals. Individuals Individuals will have to fill out a form with the necessary information like email addresses, potential employers, etc. to effectively relicense your contributions. The form contains a link to a DocuSign agreement to relicense any of your individual contributions under the new license. Signing the document will make things easier as it will avoid confusion in contributions and if it is covered by some company. The form and agreement is available on Google forms. Companies There is a DocuSign agreement for companies too. Some companies like Argonne National Laboratory and Google have already signed the agreement. There will be no explicit copyright notice as they don’t feel it is worthwhile. The current planned timeline is to install the new developer policy and the new license after LLVM 8.0 release in January 2019. For more details, you can read the mail. Read next A libre GPU effort based on RISC-V, Rust, LLVM and Vulkan by the developer of an earth-friendly computer LLVM 7.0.0 released with improved optimization and new tools for monitoring OpenMP, libc++, and libc++abi, are now part of llvm-toolchain packagelast_img read more

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20 Aug
2019

WestJet Hainan Airlines sign codeshare agreement

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, September 23, 2016 Tags: Hainan Airlines, WestJet Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img Posted by CALGARY — WestJet has entered into a codeshare agreement allowing Hainan Airlines to place its HU code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement that has been in place since 2013.The announcement marks WestJet’s 16th codeshare agreement.Hainan will be marketing HU codeshared flights to and from Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. All codeshare sales are offered through Hainan Airlines and its global distribution network.“The Chinese travel market is vast and growing; our newest code share with Hainan Airlines will allow even more guests to easily connect to the WestJet network,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “This code-share agreement provides choice, streamlined service and connectivity to guests here at home and abroad. We look forward to welcoming Hainan’s guests on board to experience our caring service as the relationship expands to include codesharing.”More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthHou Wei, Vice President of Hainan Airlines, said, “cooperation with WestJet will further expand our network in Canada, giving our passengers more transfer options through Calgary and Toronto. We are confident that with Hainan’s SKYTRAX five-star service, now augmented by WestJet’s own high-level service standard, our customers will continue experiencing the kind of pleasant journey they’ve come to expect from us.” WestJet, Hainan Airlines sign codeshare agreementlast_img read more

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18 Aug
2019

Transgender Pakistanis face societys scorn

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16 Aug
2019

New initiatives taken by Indian Railways

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15 Aug
2019

Citizens First Wholesale Mortgage Announces New President

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28 Feb
2019

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12 Jan
2019

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11 Jan
2019

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