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Maliseet community struggles with suicides aftermath

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick is struggling to cope with recent suicides.The band just wrapped-up a week of events aimed at healing.The goal is to raise awareness, but as Trina Roache reports, the suicides have also raised some big questions.last_img

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Treasury Secretary talks to bank CEOs amid Wall St jitters

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the CEOs of six major banks Sunday in an apparent attempt to reassure jittery financial markets coming off a turbulent week in the stock market that is now bracing for potential repercussions from a partial shutdown of the U.S. government.In an unusual move, Mnuchin disclosed the calls with the heads of Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo in a tweet about the private conversations.Mnuchin said the CEOs all assured him they have ample money to finance all their normal operations, even though there haven’t been any serious liquidity concerns rattling the market.Worries about slowing economic growth and rising interest rates saddled the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Moroccan Diplomacy in 2014 Governed by New Orientation FM

Rabat – The Moroccan diplomacy passed through tough tests in 2014, a year that saw the emergence of new orientation governing the Kingdom’s diplomatic action in tandem with the international developments, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Thursday in Rabat.This new orientation was outlined in the Royal speeches and mirrored by the postures taken by the Kingdom in the face of the crises to which it was confronted said Mezouar who was addressing members of the Lower and Upper Houses commissions on foreign affairs, national defence, Islamic affairs, Moroccans Living abroad, borders and occupied territories.Morocco’s diplomatic action is, therefore, based on four pillars: confrontation without passivity, moderation while taking into account principles and rights, flexibility without compromising on achieving objectives, the respect for international legality and the adoption of dialogue in conflict resolution. In this respect, Mezouar recalled that Morocco has firmly dealt with the diplomatic crises that emerged in 2014 by safeguarding its immutable values, legitimate rights and supreme interests, notably with regards to the Western Sahara issue, noting in that Morocco obtained guarantees on the way the issue is tackled by the UN.Concerning relations with Egypt, Mezouar noted that the visit by Egyptian Foreign Minister to Morocco on January 15-16 enabled the settlement of disagreements and opened new prospects for developing bilateral ties on the basis of a renewed strategic partnership.As for relations with France, Mezouar explained that the crisis between the two countries was resolved given the realism and the strategic dimension characterising the Moroccan-French relations as well as the permanent contact between HM King Mohammed and President François Holland.The Moroccan diplomacy in 2014 also sought to diversify and strengthen relations with other countries and regional groupings, such as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).At the regional level, Mezouar mentioned the special attention given to Mauritania and Africa countries with whom the Kingdom is keen to reinforce ties through the preservation of the shared spiritual identity and the promotion of peace, security, sustainable development and economic cooperation.MWN with MAP read more

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TNA MPs and TNA PC members hold key meeting

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Members of Parliament and TNA Provincial Council members held a key meeting today.TNA Provincial Council members from the North and East attended the meeting headed by TNA leader R. Sampanthan. Issues related to the TNA, the policy of the party and a political solution were among the matters discussed at the meeting held in Kilinochchi.The proposed new Constitution was also discussed at the day long meeting. (Colombo Gazette)

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Gaza children receive school kits under UNICEF education plan

Some 10,000 Palestinian children in impoverished areas in the occupied Gaza Strip have received school supplies under a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) initiative to support their commitment to education.“There are many children in schools affected by the conflict or in marginalized areas where basic educational supplies are really needed,” said Dan Rohrmann, UNICEF’s Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory. “The children are very committed to pursuing education and we would like to ensure that the commitment is supported through the provision of these basic materials.”Included in the “school-in-a-box” kits are exercise books, pencils, erasers, plastic cubes for counting and other materials needed by first to fourth graders to boost efforts to ensure educational activities continue in an innovative manner.Teaching aids that help teachers carry out hands-on training are also included, making teaching more pedagogical and participatory. read more

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South Oakleigh student to address Greek parliament

first_imgDafni Trepca, a year 11 student at South Oakleigh College, has won the International Greek Youth Parliament Competition and will address Greek parliament this year. Her essay, The Relevance of Human Rights in Today’s Society – written entirely in Greek – was judged by a panel of linguists who replied that her essay was well written and had a high quality of Greek language skills. Ms Trepca is off to address Greece’s parliament, international delegates and distinguished guests. This award is worth over $5000 and includes a return flight to Greece and an all expenses paid stay in the country. South Oakleigh College has won this competition for two years running. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Black Swan up for sale

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of the most well-known Greek business of Australia, Black Swan, was put in the hands of Deloitte on June 17, 2013, Deloitte Corporate Finance partner Victoria Brilliant says.Ms Brilliant says the business has the largest market share for dips and chilled yoghurt dips in Australia. An advertisement for the sale of the business states it creates 20 million tubs of dips for the Australian market each year.The sale of the company was confirmed to Neos Kosmos and by Black Swan share holder and director Kostas Saristavros.  *Read more in this Saturday’s edition of Neos Kosmoslast_img read more

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La moitié de la nourriture produite dans le monde est gaspillée

first_imgLa moitié de la nourriture produite dans le monde est gaspillée Selon un rapport dévoilé jeudi par les médias britanniques, la moitié de la nourriture qui est  produite chaque année dans le monde est gaspillée, soit entre 1,2 et 2 milliards de tonnes d’aliments.Alors que la malnutrition reste un problème majeur touchant plus de 860 millions de personnes dans le monde, c’est un triste constat que vient de révéler un rapport rendu par les chercheurs de l’Institution of Mechanical Engineers, un organisme qui vise à promouvoir l’ingénierie dans le monde. Celui-ci révèle qu'”entre 30 et 50%” des 4 milliards de tonnes de nourriture produites annuellement dans le monde “n’atteindront jamais un estomac humain”. Intitulé “Global Food : Waste Not, Want Not”, ce rapport dénonce ainsi “des infrastructures et dispositifs de stockage inadaptés” et “des dates limite de vente trop strictes” et bien trop respectés par les consommateurs. Très critique, l’étude incrimine également les exigences de “perfection esthétique” des consommateurs ainsi que les offres “un acheté-un offert”. Les premières poussent à écarter des aliments pourtant tout à fait consommables, quand les secondes incitent à acheter bien plus qu’on ne peut réellement manger.Au final, en Europe et aux États-Unis notamment, “jusqu’à la moitié de la nourriture achetée est jetée par le consommateur lui-même”, indique le rapport cité par l’AFP. Mais ce gaspillage ne se limite pas aux déchets générés par les aliments non consommés, il est également visible à tous les niveaux de la chaîne de production alimentaire. Quelque “550 milliards de mètres cube d’eau” sont ainsi utilisés en vain pour faire pousser les aliments perdus.Améliorer les procédés et les infrastructures pour éviter le gaspillage À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Selon le Dr Tim Fox, en charge de l’énergie et de l’environnement à l’IME : “La quantité de nourriture gaspillée et perdue dans le monde est stupéfiante. Ces aliments pourraient être utilisés pour nourrir la population mondiale grandissante et plus particulièrement ceux qui souffrent de faim”. Il souligne que “c’est aussi un gâchis inutile de terres, d’eau et de ressources énergétiques utilisées pour produire, transformer et distribuer cette nourriture”.Pour changer les choses, le texte recommande d’améliorer “les procédés et les infrastructures, tout en changeant l’état d’esprit du consommateur”, ce qui permettrait d’offrir “60 à 100% de nourriture en plus” sans augmenter la production. Une meilleure gestion libèrerait aussi du terrain et diminuerait la consommation d’énergie. “Les ingénieurs ont un rôle crucial à jouer dans la prévention du gaspillage alimentaire en développant des modes de culture de transport et de stockage plus efficaces”, estime ainsi l’organisation.Le 11 janvier 2013 à 18:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Cataracte définition symptômes opération traitement

first_imgCataracte : définition, symptômes, opération, traitementLa cataracte est un trouble oculaire caractérisé par une vision brouillée. Il s’agit de la première cause de cécité dans le monde. Elle est le plus souvent sénile mais peut être secondaire ou congénitale. L’opération chirurgicale est l’unique traitement de la cataracte. Définition : qu’est ce que la cataracte ?La cataracte est un trouble de la vision résultant de l’opacification du cristallin, la lentille ovale située à l’intérieur de l’œil, derrière la pupille. Le cristallin, à l’image de la lentille d’un appareil photo, sert à faire la mise au point des images sur la rétine.  La cataracte se manifeste par une vision brouillée donnant l’impression de regarder à travers une chute d’eau.  C’est d’ailleurs cette sensation qui lui donne son nom. En effet, en latin, cataracta signifie “chute d’eau”.Les personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans sont les plus touchés par ce trouble qui résulte le plus souvent du vieillissement de l’œil. Il s’agit de la plus grande cause de cécité dans le monde, avec le glaucome et la dégénérescence maculaire. Symptômes : comment reconnaître une cataracte ?La plupart du temps, l’évolution de la cataractese fait sur plusieurs années. Le cristallin de l’œil perd peu à peu sa transparence et la vision se trouble progressivement. Des taches ou des petits points peuvent apparaître dans les champs de vision. L’acuité visuelle se fait de moins en moins précise, entraînant une gêne à la lecture ou en regardant la télévision.Une personne atteinte de cataracte a souvent l’impression d’avoir un voile blanc sur les yeux, ou de regarder derrière une chute d’eau. La perception des couleurs et des contrastes est beaucoup moins nette. La cataracte accélère également la myopie. Cela oblige à changer assez régulièrement de prescription de lunettes et de lentilles. Causes de la cataracteLe vieillissement est le principal facteur de risque de la cataracte. Avec l’âge, la protéine qui compose le cristallin devient peu à peu dure et opaque, pour une raison inexpliquée. On parle alors de cataracte sénile. A l’inverse, la cataracte congénitale apparaît dès la naissance dans le cadre d’une maladie congénitale comme la trisomie 21. Elle reste extrêmement rare.La cataracte peut également être secondaire. C’est-à-dire qu’elle survient à la suite d’un événement comme une maladie (notamment le diabète), un traitement mal dosé (à la cortisone par exemple) ou une chirurgie oculaire. Une blessure à l’œil (coupure, brûlure, coup…) peut provoquer une cataracte traumatique. Certains facteurs comme une exposition intense aux ultraviolets, le tabagisme ou une trop grande consommation d’alcool peuvent augmenter les risques.Traitement et opération de la cataracte À lire aussiFaites du sport pour préserver votre vue !En cas de trouble de la vue, il est important d’aller consulter un ophtalmologiste. Si elle est diagnostiquée à un stade précoce, la cataracte peut s’améliorer à l’aide de mesures simples comme le port de lunettes plus fortes ou l’utilisation d’un éclairage plus vif.En cas de cataracte plus grave où la gêne est incommodante, le seul traitement possible est l’intervention chirurgicale. En effet, collyres et pommades n’auront aucun effet sur la transparence du cristallin. L’opération consiste en l’ablation du cristallin pour rétablir la transparence et son remplacement par une lentille artificielle. Elle dure en moyenne entre 15 et 30 minutes sous anesthésie locale.  Il faut ensuite compter un mois pour atteindre une guérison parfaite. Il est important de faire des contrôles régulier pour vérifier l’absence de complications. Le 26 août 2016 à 12:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 mars

first_imgLes 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 marsDe nouvelles exoplanètes, des marsouins sur le bord de l’extinction et une seconde vie pour les chewings-gums, voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pour ce 13 mars.  – Des scientifiques ont découvert 15 nouvelles planètes. Toutes sont en orbite autour de naines rouges et l’une d’elles, intéresse tout particulièrement. La super Terre K2-155d se trouve en effet dans la zone habitable de son étoile et pourrait abriter de l’eau liquide. – L’origine de votre insomnie pourrait se trouver dans vos gènes. Des chercheurs ont identifié des mutations génétiques qui auraient un impact sur le développement de troubles du sommeil. Ces variants seraient présents notamment sur les chromosomes 7 et 9 mais les recherches doivent être poursuivies pour mieux comprendre leur rôle.- Les marsouins du Pacifique pourraient bientôt disparaitre de la planète. Selon un nouveau rapport, il ne resterait désormais plus que 12 spécimens dans le golfe de Californie qui constitue leur seul habitat. La pêche illégale et les prises accidentelles représentent la principale menace qui pousse peu à peu l’espèce vers l’extinction. – Des scientifiques pensent avoir compris pourquoi les éléphants sont rarement touchés par le cancer. Leur résistance serait notamment liée à la présence de trois gènes. Impliqués dans la réparation de l’ADN, ils aideraient les éléphants à limiter les mutations. Une découverte qui pourrait aider à lutter contre le cancer. Chez l’humain, ces gènes sont également présents mais ne semblent pas avoir la même action.- Une Britannique a trouvé la solution pour lutter contre les chewings-gums abandonnés sur les trottoirs ou sous les tables. Nommée Gumdrop, son invention permet de collecter les pâtes à mâcher usagés puis de les utiliser pour fabriquer des objets utiles. Des crayons, des peignes ou encore des bottes.À lire aussiInfection, gaspillage et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 29 août- La façon dont vous parlez à votre chien influe sur vos interactions avec lui. Des chercheurs ont constaté que les chiens étaient plus attirés vers les individus leur parlant de façon lente et avec un ton plus aigu, un peu comme on le fait avec les bébés. Ils étaient également plus intéressés lorsque le discours portait sur des thèmes les concernant directement. – Des scientifiques ont conçu un nouveau matériau révolutionnaire. Nommé Nanowood, il est fabriqué à partir de minuscules fibres de bois. A la fois léger et solide, il serait capable d’isoler contre la chaleur. Egalement peu cher et biodégradable, il pourrait permettre de construire des bâtiments plus économes en énergie.   – Vous ne résistez pas à un petit biscuit en plein après-midi ? Alors vous faites sans doute partie des 4 Français sur 10 qui grignotent entre les repas, selon une étude du CREDOC (Centre de recherche pour l’étude et l’observation des conditions de vie). Bien que répandue, cette pratique serait très mauvaise notamment pour la flore intestinale. Elle constitue aussi un facteur essentiel dans la prise de poids.  Le 13 mars 2018 à 00:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Schedule released for County Day of Service

first_imgOrganizers have released the schedule for this year’s Clark County Day of Service, which is coming up next month.The event, now in its third year, will be Sept. 13, and it will feature several volunteer community service opportunities. The list of projects includes trail maintenance at Morgan Creek Park in Battle Ground and clean-up projects at Hearthwood Park in east Vancouver and along various highway locations. Organizers from Clark County Connects put together the projects this year. In a news release, committee organizer Gary Bock said more than 1,000 volunteers have helped on the Day of Service in the past two years.The day will begin with a kickoff event for volunteers at 8 a.m. at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 Andresen Road. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt will attend to welcome everyone. Organizers are encouraging volunteers to bring food donations, which will go to local food banks. To sign up for projects or find more information, visit clarkcountyconnects.org or Clark County Connects’ Facebook page.last_img read more

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Crews respond to apartment fire in North Miami Beach

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews responded to an apartment fire in North Miami Beach, Wednesday.Firefighters battled the blaze at Northeast 167th Street and 10th Avenue.Smoke and flames could be seen coming from a second floor balcony.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains unknown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Congress seeks Centre to order probe into power agreements

first_imgHyderabad: Malkajgiri Lok Sabha member A Revanth Reddy on Wednesday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party stop enacting dramas and order an inquiry into the alleged corruption in the power purchase agreements. Addressing the media, he said that if the BJP failed to act, he along with other Congress MPs would urge the President, Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and Central Vigilance Commission to hold an inquiry. They would write letters in this regard. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He said the Congress would fight legally and politically against the corruption that had taken place in the construction of power plants and in the purchase of power. He said about Rs 12,000 crore haf been swindled in the public sector power utilities. Revanth remarked that the BJP and TRS had engaged in fake fight over the corruption in power utilities. BJP State president Laxman demanded that an inquiry, while the power utilities officials dared the BJP to order an inquiry since it has been heading the government at the Centre. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us The MP said this exchange of challenge was meant to reduce the role of Congress in State politics. “They want to see that only TRS and BJP were playing the game and to convince the people that there were only two players in the State,” he said. He said the TS Genco had done a favour of Rs 7,000 crores to India Bulls by purchasing outdated thermal power station equipment. The purchase was made under the guise of placing the orders with public sector unit Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.last_img read more

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BNP hosts iftar for orphans alemulema

first_imgBNP hosts an iftar party on Khaleda Zia`s behalf for orphan students and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) at the city`s Ladies Club on Tuesday. Photo: UNBIn the absence of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, BNP hosted an iftar party on her behalf for orphan students and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) on Tuesday, the first day of fasting month of Ramadan, reports UNB.The programme was held at the city’s Ladies Club with the participation of nearly 200 orphans and some alem-ulema.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party standing committee members received the guests and exchanged pleasantries with them.Khaleda used to take iftar with orphans and alem-ulema on the first day of Ramadan every year.Khaleda was sent to jail on 8 February 2018 as she was convicted in a graft case. The BNP chief was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on 1 April last due to her illness.Prior to the iftar, a munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for Khaleda’s early recovery and her release from jail.Apart from Fakhrul, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Jamiruddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury joined the iftar party.last_img

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Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROThe US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday.The order is another attempt at mediation with the State of Maryland to end a discrimination lawsuit that has lasted more than a decade.After two hours of oral arguments before a three-judge panel, December 11, Judges Steven Agee, Stephanie Thacker and J. Harvie Wilkinson, wasted no time issuing an order January 2, for the parties come to an agreement by April 30, 2019.Maryland HBCU’s (Courtesy Images/Logos)“The Court is of the firm conviction that this case can and should be settled,” the court order stated. “Otherwise, the parties will likely condemn themselves to endless years of acrimonious and divicine litigation that will only work to the detriment higher education in Maryland.”HBCU advocates widely hailed the appellate court order.“The judges’ order is welcome,” said Michael D. Jones, partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, who along with Jon Greenbaum represented the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education. The plaintiffs represent alumni, students and supporters of Bowie State, Coppin State, Morgan State and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has represented the Coalition in what has become widely known as the Maryland HBCU Equity Case for the past 12 years.“The Fourth Circuit reaffirms our long-standing commitment to mediate in good faith,” said David Burton, president of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education. “We trust that the State of Maryland will now do the same.”“It certainly is not a big surprise to me that the Fourth Circuit is saying to the State: Come to the table with a serious proposal, and to the coalition, come to the table and decide to work it out,” said Morgan State University President David Wilson.The Appeals Court placed restrictions on the parties urging them to move rapidly and make serious progress toward settlement. The fourth Circuit Mediator will “report his view of the good faith progress of this mediation every 30 days,” to the court. Only the court’s Chief mediator can recommend extension of the April 30 date for settlement talks.HBCU advocates won’t be standing by quietly waiting for the April 30 deadline. The HBCU Matters Coalition, a statewide advocacy group marshalling support for Maryland’s HBCU’s, is gearing up to hold  several events, making sure State officials feel the pressure to follow through on the Appellate Court order to make a serious offer that will settle the case.“It is imperative that we state to Governor Hogan, Attorney General Frosh and the Maryland Higher Education Commission that ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied,’” said Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, president of the HBCU Matters Coalition.HBCU Alumni and students across the state are planning to descend on Annapolis for a massive HBCU Day before the April 30 deadline.“We will bring nationwide attention to MHEC and its historic economic exploitation and racial discrimination,” Cheatham said. The group plans a face-to-face take-over of the Maryland General Assembly to stress the urgency of a fair settlement.In January 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued a letter to the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, offering to settle the HBCU Equity lawsuit for 100 million dollars. Hogan has offered the settlement moneyTo the state’s four HBCU’s over a 10-year period.  Each HBCU would receive 2 million per year; nowhere near is the amount needed to address the District Court finding of 14th amendment violations affecting HBCU students, according to lawyers for the Coalition.Experts have indicated that a more realistic figure to address what the US District Court has said is a “discriminatory pattern of program duplication that put HBCU’s at a disadvantage” would be 1 to 2 billion dollars.“We remain interested in reaching an agreement that will conclude the case in a way that is equitable for Maryland’s college students,” said Hogan spokesperson, Shareese DeLeaver.last_img read more

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ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks

first_img Explore further ASUStek is not the only player considering the dual-display design concept. Gizmondo reports that Acer and Mitac Technologies may be entering the mix in developing a notebook with a double-display. ASUS demonstrated the double-display notebook recently at an Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco. The external display provides a sneak peak of most used functions and appears to require very little future improvements. It may be available to the consumer market within a reasonable time. Another ASUStek concept notebook was displayed earlier in the year at Computex,2008. The concept notebook has dual touch screen displays. According to Rick Morris of Digitimes users can interact with the system using touch and gestures. The screens will change automatically depending on the type of activity the user chooses. As an example a screen will show a traditional looking keyboard and track-pad for drafting or editing documents. (PhysOrg.com) — ASUStek showcased its concept notebook with both an internal display and external display for checking e-mail, utilizing a dedicated MP3 key without opening the notebook. The external display concept is borrowed from current cell phones with dual display. The idea of checking e-mail and checking out music while on the run is a novel design concept for notebooks. ASUS one of the leaders in ultra-portable notebooks is a likely candidate for introducing any convenience for commuting users. Netbooks popularity expected to continue in 2010 Mr. Morris speculates the news from Microsoft which revealed Windows 7 will rely to a significant extent on touch-based controls may have contributed to the ASUStek design concept. The good news is the double-touch screen may be available to the consumer within a few years. ASUStek is familiar with putting the pedal to the metal in moving a design to the consumer pipe-line. ASUS incorporation of the Intel Atom processor and energy conservation features moved in sync with Intel. There is little doubt this nimble and agile ultra-portable producer will have a compatible double-display touchscreen ready when Microsoft introduces Windows 7. ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks. Via GIZMODO ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks. Via GIZMODO Citation: ASUStek Shows Off Concept Notebooks (2008, October 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-asustek-concept-notebooks.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Microsoft puts finger on 1ms touchscreen w video

first_img Microsoft’s ‘Manual Deskterity’ Enhances User Touchscreen Experience (w/ Video) Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Microsoft puts finger on 1ms touchscreen (w/ video) (2012, March 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-microsoft-finger-1ms-touchscreen-video.html © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img As Dietz explained, the numbers have to do with the moment the finger touches the screen and the response of the interacting object to the touch of the finger. With touch devices that have a response time of 100ms, the image is 100 milliseconds behind the finger touch. If that delay could be lowered to 1ms, the user might enjoy a better sense of control, a sense of heightened interaction between user and machine.This is especially apparent in drawing something on the tablet, as the demo showed. The finger in the speeded-up response was able to “feel” the drawing of squiggly lines, as in the experience of finger painting. Reactions from the technology press have been agreeable on one point, that mobile users into such activities as gaming or drawing (engineers, architects, scientists as well as artists) would especially recognize the advantages of bringing down latency. Trouble is, a rollout of such low-latency touchscreens is not planned any time soon and might require years, not months, to achieve. In fact, reports The Verge, the demo from the Redmond team “isn’t actually running on a touchscreen display — input reaction is projected onto the surface from above.”Still, Microsoft is planning to work on this concept. Its goal is to keep improving on touchscreen technology. The point of the demo, said Dietz, was to show that “What we have done is that we set a bar for where we would like to head” in years to come. He could have added that the video also furthers Microsoft’s attempts to rebrand itself. Lagging behind Apple and Google in the mobile marketplace, Microsoft is putting much effort into product introductions to attract a “Kinect” generation of mobile users who will readily respond to novel ways in which humans and objects connect. As for setting the bar, the impressive demo might give competitors some motivation as well. Matthew Humphries in Geek.com makes the observation that “touchscreen latency will become a selling point for a manufacturer. When the Retina Display resolution demonstrated on the new iPad is the norm, you need another selling point to make your tablet stand out among the competition.” Humphries said he is “pretty sure that 100ms average latency will start dropping as the next few waves of tablet appear.” (PhysOrg.com) — Touchscreen features in smartphones and tablets are satisfying perks in going wireless and mouse-less in mobile computing, but now Microsoft wants to make people aware of how much more satisfying the touchscreen experience might be. In a What-If demo by Paul Dietz of Microsoft Applied Sciences Group, Microsoft is suggesting that a far better experience can be had with a touchscreen display system with far less latency than what users are accustomed to. The video succeeds in suggesting what the speed-up might feel like, from finger to screen. In brief, goodbye to finger lag. Miocrosoft’s Dietz used a test setup to examine different time periods of latencies, from 100ms down to 1ms in time delays.last_img read more

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Watch RuPaul get emotional at a special message from Judge Judy

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RuPaul gets emotional when Judge Judy sends him a personal message. | Photo: CBS GAYSTARNEWS- RuPaul Charles fought back tears as he watched a special message from his idol Judge Judy. RuPaul choked up as Judge Judy delivered him a message of support and showered him in compliments.‘When I think about RuPaul, I think about three words, “talented”, “brave” and “always honest”,’ the Judge said in the message.‘He knows who he is, he understands life, so I’m glad you’re celebrating him this morning.’Overcome with emotion watching the video, RuPaul couldn’t believe his idol had such kind words for him.‘To hear someone I respect like this, say that to me is like hearing my mom say “you done good kid, you done real good”,’ RuPaul said after he watched the message.RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 premieres Thursday, March 22 at 8/7c on VH1 in the US.Watch Judge Judy’s special message:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img The host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is about to start its 10th season, was interviewed on the CBS Sunday Morning program.In the interview he spoke about his career, his family and the impact of Drag Race on young people.But there was a special moment in the episode when journalist, Nancy Giles had a surprise for RuPaul.It was a video message from his long-time idol, Judge Judy, whose TV courtroom show RuPaul watches everyday.He loves the show – which is a ‘sanctuary’ for him – because, ‘the rules still apply… I’m talking about the rules of civility.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) WATCH: RuPaul teaches Stephen Colbert how to speak ‘Ru-ish’RuPaul breaks silence about his trans comments but does not apologizeWatch RuPaul talk about drag career, his show and his impactRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/watch-rupaul-tear-up-after-judge-judy-sends-him-a-special-message/last_img read more

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First New Year weekend car crash in Cancun claims life of teen

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The first weekend of the New Year has claimed the life of a young teen in Cancun after a vehicle he was in crashed. According to transit agents, the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. One passenger, a 19-year-old male, was killed while a second passenger, a 17-year-old male, was seriously injured. The driver reportedly fled the scene. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Preliminary reports say that the vehicle collided with a lamp post before overturning around 7:50 p.m. in the Andalucía subdivision of SM 527 along Cancún Avenue. The accident, which is being blamed on excessive speed, happened Friday night when a car carrying three overturned. last_img read more

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HUGE SALE on DJI Drones Accessories Mavic Pro Pro 2 Zoom Mavic

first_imgAlso on Black Friday 2018 promo:Blockbuster offers bring OnePlus 6 64GB down to $375 and 128GB to $399!The very latest OnePlus 6T gets $50 off!Top 12 Bestsellers Hit Rock Bottom Prices We have been sharing some blockbuster deals on the latest versions of DJI Mavic. You can still get up to $300 discount on DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. But it’s not just the latest DJI birds that are getting limited time discounts. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum and several other toys from the company are also currently on Black Friday 2018 promotions.DJI might take months or even over a year to offer discounts on its most-coveted drones, but that doesn’t stop ecommerce giants like Gearbest to offer some massive discounts. Here are all the details to make sure you get your favorite drone without missing out on any of these limited time discount codes.DJI Mavic 2 Pro, 2 Zoom, Pro Platinum, Air, & more on discount!Mavic 2 Pro goes for $1,199 down from $1,499 with code GB1111M2 (limited units; price will go up to $1,249 afterwards)MASSIVE offer on Mavic 2 Zoom available for $979 with code GB1125M2Z (original price: $1,249)DJI Mavic Pro Platinum FLY MORE COMBO available for $1,069.99 with code GB-TH02MD. (original price: $1,299)Mavic Pro Platinum (standalone) now available for $939 with code GB$THBODJM (original price: $1,099)Mavic Air (Black) goes for $689 (original price: $799). Use code GB$THRCDJA.DJI’s latest treats: the Mavic 2 Pro and ZoomDJI accessories on discountDJI Accessory Kit available for $319.99 – Includes: 2 intelligent flight batteries | Built-in DJI intelligent battery management system | Car charger maximum output power: 80 W | Noise-resistant propeller offering higher aerodynamic efficiency and better endurance | Battery-charging treasure converter has two USB-A interfaces | Shoulder bag tailored for Mavic 2DJI Ryze Tello RC Drone HD 5MP WiFi FPV down to $82.99 with code GBTello (better offer on this one from DJI, though)Osmo Mobile 2 for $122.99 with code GB-THOSMO  Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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