Ikea announces plans to open first New Zealand store

first_imgWELLINGTON, New Zealand — Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea has announced plans to open its first New Zealand store.The company said Friday it would build the store near the largest city of Auckland over the next few years, and would open a pop-up store to give customers a taste of what was to come before the flagship store opened.The announcement was welcomed by many New Zealanders concerned with high prices and limited selections for home furnishings, due in part to the costs of shipping to the island nation of 5 million people.Ikea says planning is still underway for the location, size and opening date of the store, which would include a restaurant. The company says it would employ several hundred New Zealanders and offer 7,000 products in the store and online.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Highway closed after pedestrian hit and killed between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Tuesday. UPDATE – DAWSON CREEK, RCMP press release shares at approximately 7:25 AM, RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 97 and 275 Road near Groundbirch. Corporal Madonna Saunderson, District Advisory NCO Media Relation North District, RCMP, says crews are on scene as we speak, flaggers have been called and the Hwy will be closed until further notice.Drivebc.ca says the highway is closed between the 277 road and the 275 road for 1.8 km approximately 46 km south of Dawson Creek to 47 km north of Chetwynd.Detour via Stuckey Road and 271 Road. Large vehicle detour via Fort. St. John or Tumbler Ridge.At this time there is no estimate on when the highway will re-open.  Drivebc.ca Upon arrival, it was determined that a male pedestrian in his 60’s was struck and killed by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.Highway 97 is currently closed in the area of the collision and will remain so until investigators have completed the scene examination. There is a detour in place and police ask that motorists obey the direction of traffic control personnel near the scene.Dawson Creek RCMP, North Peace Regional Traffic Services (FSJ), North District Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners’ Service continue to investigate this collision. At this time, the cause is undetermined.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call North Peace Regional Traffic Services in Fort St. John at 250-787-8140center_img UPDATE #2 – As of 12:46 p.m. – Highway 97 is now open to single lane traffic.  Here is the update from Drivebc.ca –  Highway 97. Vehicle incident between 277 Rd and 275 Rd for 1.8 km (46 km south of Dawson Creek to 47 km north of Chetwynd). Single lane alternating traffic. Estimated time of re-opening Tue Mar 19 at 5:00 PM MST. Next update time Tue Mar 19 at 5:00 PM MST. Last updated Tue Mar 19 at 12:38 PM MST. (DBC-6313) last_img read more

Reported beheadings prompt UN call for greater protection of Afghan civilians

According to media reports, the bodies of two women and 15 men were found by the side of a road in the southern province of Helmand. They were either beheaded or had their throats cut, and some showed signs of beatings or had gunshot wounds. They were reportedly killed by the Taliban for attending a party. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) “strongly condemns the gruesome murder of 17 Afghan civilians,” said a statement issued in the capital, Kabul. “This criminal act is unjustifiable and totally disregards the sanctity of human life,” added the Mission, which has repeatedly stated that the killing of civilians is a clear violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws and has called for perpetrators of such crimes to be brought to justice. “The United Nations family in Afghanistan expresses deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims,” UNAMA added. read more

Brock names new Associate VicePresident Research

One of Canada’s leading researchers on fresh water resources and conservation is about to become Brock University’s new Associate Vice-President, Research for Humanities and Social Sciences. Economist Steven Renzetti has in recent years become a national reference for government agencies as well as news media, on topics ranging from the sale of public water as a commercial commodity, to using residential water meters to reduce consumption.On Jan. 1, 2016 Renzetti begins a three-year term as one of the University’s senior proponents of Brock’s growing culture of research leadership.“Professor Renzetti is an accomplished researcher who has created and led large national research team initiatives and has been a pioneer in developing community links,” says Brock’s Vice-President Research, Gary Libben.The Associate Vice-President, Research “plays a broad leadership role in advancing and supporting the culture of research leadership at Brock University,” explains Libben, with Renzetti focusing on the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.“I’m very excited to accept this position. I look forward to supporting the research efforts of Brock faculty, professional librarians, and students,” Renzetti says.Renzetti, who joined Brock in 1988 as a lecturer in the Department of Economics, specializes in environmental economics, which seeks to understand the two-way relationship between the economy and the natural environment. His primary area of research is the economics of water resources, which he has published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals.Key among Renzetti’s accomplishments include securing a $2.3 million SSHRC Partnership research grant to set up the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN), a Canada-wide group of researchers, managers, policy makers and community groups coming together to help solve our pressing water issues.Renzetti, who is WEPGN’S Program Director, also serves on a number of editorial boards, government commissions and panels, including most recently the Science Advisory Committee to the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board.At Brock University, Renzetti recently participated in the creation of the new Sustainability Science and Society graduate program associated with one of Brock’s transdisciplinary hubs, the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.“Professor Renzetti’s combination of research skills, administrative experience, leadership skills, and history of community involvement make him an excellent choice for the position,” says Libben.Renzetti’s new duties include:integrating research, teaching, and mentoringenhancing participation in funding competitionsopening new opportunities for research supportdeveloping and enhancing research policies and procedurescreating new partnerships locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally“Brock University has a great deal of research talent and capacity. My priorities are to work to enhance that capacity, help researchers find new opportunities and partnerships, and to achieve the objectives in Vision 2020, Brock’s research plan,” Renzetti says. read more

Ohio State softball looks for silver lining after suffering sweep vs Wisconsin

The Ohio State softball team was unable to swing its momentum from a Wednesday win against Ball State into Madison, Wis., as Wisconsin swept the Buckeyes in a three-game weekend series. The Badgers used solid pitching and defense to limit the Buckeyes (27-17, 6-9), winning, 7-6, in 10 innings and again, 3-1, on Saturday, before taking Sunday’s capper, 4-2. The teams played a doubleheader on Saturday after Friday’s tilt was postponed due to inclement weather. Despite the sweep, first-year coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly was able to find positives in her team’s performance. “I thought Mel (Nichols, a redshirt junior pitcher) threw well when we called on her. We will need her down the stretch,” Schoenly said. “(Junior catcher Melissa) Rennie is really seeing the ball well. And over the last several weeks, (sophomore) Maddy McIntyre has really grown as a shortstop. She has worked really hard to increase her range and has done so.” Nichols pitched 4 1/3 innings on the weekend in her two relief appearances, yielding two hits and giving up no runs while striking out five Badger batters. Rennie went 1-7 on the weekend, with two starts at catcher, and McIntyre went 3-9 with two walks and a run scored for the series. During practice before heading to Madison, Wis., McIntyre said her goals for the series were to focus on her job and “being there for the team.” Schoenly said she thought McIntyre accomplished her personal goals, both defensively and offensively. Despite OSU’s team struggles offensively against Wisconsin, freshman left fielder Cammi Prantl was able to have a solid individual series at the plate, highlighted by her extension of a 10-game-long hitting streak. Prantl went 4-10 with two RBIs on the weekend and pushed her season average to a team-leading .365. “I couldn’t be happier for Cammi,” Schoenly said. “She is the complete offensive package, with speed and power. She is a confident kid and that helps tremendously in the box.” Wisconsin came into the weekend second in the Big Ten in stolen bases, and during practice, senior third baseman Megan Coletta said stopping Wisconsin’s speed would be a point of contention for winning the series. Schoenly said that OSU handled Wisconsin’s speed well for the most part, even if it didn’t translate to wins. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, OSU sits in eighth place in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are scheduled to face Michigan State, which sits at fifth in the conference, at Buckeye Field Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a doubleheader. Both games will be televised on Big Ten Network. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State forward Keita BatesDiop named USBWA National Player of

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) passes the ball in the second half in the game against Michigan State on Jan. 7 in Value City Arena. Ohio State won 80-64. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter carrying his team to victory against No. 1 Michigan State Sunday, Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced Tuesday.On Monday, he also was named Big Ten Player of the Week. In two games last week — against Iowa and Michigan State — the 6-foot-7, 235-pound forward averaged 29.5 points and 10 rebounds. He tied a career-high in points with 27 against the Hawkeyes and surpassed that with 32 against the Spartans. He shot 57.9 percent from the field on 22-of-38 shots, including 4-for-10 from beyond the arc. Bates-Diop has been the Buckeyes’ top player this season and has emerged as a strong contender for the Big Ten Player of the Year award. He has averaged 20 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season. He is ranked 10th in the 2018 kenpom.com player of the year standings. read more

Wanted a familyfriendly opera that wont terrify children unduly

The director of the Royal Opera House’s Hansel and Gretel has admitted it may frighten children “a little”, as the company seeks a family-friendly opera to emulate the success of the Nutcracker.The ROH is on the look out for a “revivable Christmas opera piece” for families, to fill an annual gap in the opera repertoire for the festive season.The Royal Ballet, also based the Covent Garden venue, stages the Nutcracker each year, making the most of lucrative tickets sales as families return again and again to see the classic.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––This year, the ROH will stage Hansel and Gretel, directed by Antony McDonald, designed specifically with children in mind as it attempts to tell the fairytale “without terrifying them unduly”.“It will be quite traditional – with, I hope, a few personal quirks,” McDonald told the Sunday Times Culture magazine. “Olly [Oliver Mears, ROH artistic director] wanted something geared to family audiences. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “He was hoping for something that could be a revivable Christmas opera piece because the Royal Opera doesn’t have anything like that in the repertoire.”He added: “It’s set in the early 20th century, and obviously in Germany. I hope people bring children to it. I very much want to engage children, who are the sharpest critics. Royal Opera House's Director of Opera, Oliver Mears Royal Opera House’s Director of Opera, Oliver MearsCredit:Royal Opera House “Because it is sung in German, it needs to be visually stimulating to keep them on board. That was a rule I made for myself early on.”The Witch and the parents obviously aren’t admirable, but neither are they quite as ghastly as they appear in the Grimms’ original tale.“Children like to be frightened a little, and I hope I will have achieved that without terrifying them unduly.” read more

Raffaele Sollecito stopped at Italian border following retrial verdict

first_imgUpdated at 10.11amITALIAN RAFFAELLE SOLLECITO has been stopped by police at one of the country’s border crossings, it’s being reported this morning.According to Italy’s Rai News, he was stopped near the Austrian border. Sollecito’s guilty verdict for the killing of British student Meredith Kercher was reinstated last night.He was stopped between Udine and Tarvisio, not far from the borders with Austria and Slovenia, according to the Italian report.Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years in last night’s ruling, while his former girlfriend Amanda Knox — who is still in the US — was given a 28 year term.The Italian was barred from leaving the country as part of his verdict.‘Frightened’ Amanda Knox described last night’s decision as ‘unjust’ and her lawyers immediately said they would appeal her verdict.I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system,” Knox said in a statement from her home in Seattle.“This has gotten out of hand,” said Knox, 26, who is finishing a degree in creative writing at the University of Washington after returning to America following a previous acquittal.Amanda Knox [File Photo – PA]British student Meredith Kercher was found with her throat slit on November 2, 2007 in the cottage she shared with Knox in the mediaeval university town of Perugia where she was on an exchange programme.Kercher’s brother Lyle and sister Stephanie sat impassively in court as the verdict was read out.Lyle Kercher said afterwards that it was “not a moment for celebration” but added: “We’ve trusted what the prosecution has been doing all along”.“It’s hopefully a step towards reaching a conclusion,” Kercher said before the ruling.“To lose someone you love so dearly is hard enough, especially in the way she died, but that has been compounded by the fact that it has gone on for six years and three months,” he added.The Kercher family lawyer, Francesco Maresca, expressed “great satisfaction” with the decision.Meredith Kercher’s brother Lyle, left, and sister Stephanie [Antonio Calanni/AP/Press Association Images]Knox and Sollecito were first convicted of the murder in 2009, then acquitted in 2011 on appeal.The supreme court last year ordered a re-trial, leading to the guilty verdicts issued yesterday.Sollecito’s lawyer Giulia Bongiorno said she was willing to continue a “ping pong” of appeals until her client was finally absolved of the crime.“This conviction was based on nothing. It’s absurd. Raffaele Sollecito is innocent,” another Sollecito lawyer, Luca Maori, told reporters.‘A real blow’Luciano Ghirga, a lawyer for Knox, said the verdict was “a real blow” and also vowed to press on.An extradition procedure for Knox can only be launched following a definitive ruling from the supreme court, which could take months or years.Pending that verdict, Knox will not have restrictions on her travel as the judge did not issue any detention order against her.Legal experts said an eventual extradition from the United States was possible.“She will be extradited if it’s upheld,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told AFP.“The Italian legal system, though I don’t love it, is a legitimate legal system and we have a treaty with Italy so I don’t see how we would resist.”Knox’s supporters argue she should be protected from extradition because the Italian system — which allows prosecutors to appeal a verdict — violates the US legal prohibition on double jeopardy: trying someone twice for the same crime.Prosecutors said during the trial that the murder may have been the result of a sex game turned violent due to tensions between Kercher and Knox.The defence had dismissed this and said there was a lack of conclusive DNA evidence putting Knox and Sollecito in the bedroom where the murder happened.Drug dealerA third accused, local drug dealer Rudy Guede, is currently the only person in prison for the murder.But investigators say that multiple stab wounds on the body — apparently from two different knives — indicate he could not have acted alone.Knox and Sollecito have always protested their innocence and Guede has changed his story several times but maintains he did not commit the murder although he was in the house when it happened.Prosecutors had asked for Knox to be given 30 years and Sollecito 26 years, saying the punishment should be harsher because she initially accused someone else, bar owner Patrick Lumumba.Knox has said the accusation of Lumumba, as well as her since retracted memory of hearing Kercher scream, were due to aggressive police interrogation.Knox now says she was at Sollecito’s house.She explained her absence in an email to the court during the trial in which she said: “I am not a monster”.Originally posted at 09.40am.This article includes reporting from AFP.Read: Two dead following blaze at Irish college residence in BelgiumRead: Russian men drink too much vodka… and it’s killing themlast_img read more

Nexus S gets overclocked to 12GHz

first_imgThe Nexus S smartphone is already a very fast Android handset due to the 1GHz Hummingbird processor at its heart. But some people are never happy, and overclocking is a must.Morfic over at the xda-developers forums has just released Trinity v1.1 which can be used on a rooted Nexus S running the stock Android 2.3 ROM. Once applied, that 1GHz Hummingbird chip will be capable of hitting 1.2GHz.Be warned, though, that pushing the processor beyond its intended limits may cause some stability issues and in extreme cases could leave you with a bricked handset. The feedback on the forums so far seems pretty good, however, so you can try this with some confidence your phone will remain stable while getting faster.Anyone worried about the impact on battery life shouldn’t be. The phone is only going to hit 1.2GHz when under load, so for most of the time it should perform as expected with the battery life close to what you are experiencing before the overclock.Read more at xda-developers, via GeekwordMatthew’s OpinionBack in November we looked at whether overclocking your Android phone was worth it. The end result was older handsets saw no real gains, but new hardware did benefit from the processor running faster. This seems to be the case with the Nexus S with forum posters reporting a noticeable performance bump.This is an early stage release of the overclock solution, though. Some people are reporting graphically intensive apps are stalling their phones when it is applied. So it’s best to be cautious if trying it. Some Nexus S handsets just can’t take it and are already near their limit with the 1GHz stock speed.As we move to faster processors with multiple cores I think overclocking is going to become a common option on Android phones. The danger is that the phone overheats damaging itself and the person using it. The other issue is battery life, but it depends on how much your phone is pushed to the higher speeds during regular use.last_img read more

Man who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €69k

first_imgMan who set up gambling support group in Cork Prison steals €6.9k cash to go on gambling spree Ian O’Sullivan appeared in court over the theft of €6,901 in cash and €4,000 in cheques from Musgraves. File photo Image: Shutterstock/welcomia By Olivia Kelleher Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 1 Mar 2019, 2:28 PM Mar 1st 2019, 2:28 PM 30,425 Views Share41 Tweet Email center_img A MAN WHO set up a branch of Gamblers Anonymous in Cork Prison stole thousands in cash from work in order to go on a gambling spree in Dublin, a court has heard.Father of three Ian O’Sullivan (37) from Cherry Lawn, Church Road, Blackrock in Cork appeared before the circuit court in the city in connection with the theft of €6,901 in cash and €4,000 in cheques from Musgraves.The cheques were recovered. However, O’Sullivan, who is now unemployed, spent the cash over a period of a few days in Dublin having hired a rental car at Cork Airport.Detective Garda Jim Carney told Judge Sean O’Donnabhain that O’Sullivan was a delivery man for Musgraves wholesale suppliers in Cork.On 10, 11 and 12 October 2017 he failed to return the monies he received on deliveries.On 12 October 2017 the van he drove for deliveries was found at Cork Airport with the keys in it. Detective Carney said O’Sullivan had used the cash to hire a rental car to go on a gambling “spree”.When gardaí caught up with him a few days later the cash had been spent.However, Garda Carney said O’Sullivan co operated with gardaí when arrested and a plea of guilty was entered in the case.The court heard that O’Sullivan has paid back €1,000 in compensation and is endeavouring to raise more funds whilst out on bail.‘Insidious habit’Judge O’Donnabhain described gambling as an “insidious habit’ after he was informed that when O’Sullivan is in the position of handling money he is tempted to steal it to fund it his addiction.O’Sullivan was instrumental in setting up Gamblers Anonymous in Cork Prison and is seeking psychiatric intervention for his issues.He has had a problem with gambling for over 20 years and has 126 previous convictions.Judge O’Donnabhain said it seemed to be the case that the risk of reoffending in the case was less when O’Sullivan wasn’t working and without access to cash.However, being unemployed renders O’Sullivan unable to raise substantial compensation for his offence.Judge O’Donnabhain agreed to adjourn sentencing in the case to allow for the preparation of a probation report after it was indicated that O’Sullivan was a “good family man” whose loved ones were standing by him.O’Sullivan was remanded on bail for sentencing on 22 May next.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.  https://jrnl.ie/4519568 Image: Shutterstock/welcomia No Comments Short URL File photolast_img read more

Google and Levis Smart Jacket Will Stop You From Forgetting Your Phone

first_img SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit Stay on target Keeping track of your essentials isn’t always easy, but a new Google and Levi’s smart jacket feature can help you avoid leaving your phone at home.Dubbed “Always Together,” the new feature is available with the Levi’s Commuter X Jacquard By Google Jacket, a smart jacket that already allows you to listen to music, communicate on the go, and get directions via the Jacquard App, reported Android Police. The cool part about “Always Together” is that it warns you if you’re too far away from your phone, so you’ll be less likely to leave it behind.Here’s how it works: If you’re wearing the jacket and your phone isn’t nearby, “Always Together” will send a notification ASAP to your phone. The sleeve tag on the jacket will also blink and vibrate, so you’ll know right away if your phone is not physically on you.Light-up area of the jacket’s sleeve (Photo Credit: Levi’s/YouTube)If you already have the jacket, you can set up “Always Together” in a few minutes. First, open the Jacquard app on your mobile device, tap the “Alerts” tab, tap the notification color you want to assign the alert to (choose from White Blink, Green Blink, or Orange Blink), and then tap “Always Together > Assign to > notification color>” to get started.The jacket, which is available in men’s and women’s styles, costs $350 on Levi’s website. The price isn’t cheap, however you’ll have to weigh in the convenience factor of not forgetting your phone at home, the office, and other favorite places.More on Geek.com:13 Best Gifts for Tech-Savvy Globe TrottersAmazon Wants to Bring its Cashierless Tech to Bigger StoresYear in Photos: Best News, Science, and Tech Images of 2018last_img read more

Nearly 200 elementary students in Chula Vista receive new bikes

Nearly 200 elementary students in Chula Vista receive new bikes

first_img Posted: December 12, 2018 December 12, 2018 Updated: 8:19 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI)- Nearly 200 elementary students at Harborside Elementary in Chula Vista got a wonderful surprise today, an early visit from Santa and a new bike!KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez has the details. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Nearly 200 elementary students in Chula Vista receive new bikes KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

The 2012 FOLIO 40

first_imgC-LEVEL VISIONARIES John Zieser | Chief Development Officer and General Counsel, Meredith Corp.Desiree Rogers | CEO, Johnson PublishingRebecca Darwin | President and CEO, Garden & GunGreg Sullivan | Co-Founder, CEO, Afar MediaGina Sanders | President and CEO, Fairchild Fashion MediaAndy Cohn | President and Publisher, The FaderBrent Pearson | Chief Information Officer, UBM ElectronicsDaniel Brogan | Founder, Editor and Publisher, 5280 Publishing, Inc.Andrew Clurman | President and COO, Active Interest MediaLiz Schimel | EVP/Chief Digital Officer, Meredith National Media Group UNDER THE RADARCatherine Sharick | Managing Editor, TIME.comJohn Jiloty | Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Inside LacrosseAnjali Lewis | Associate Publisher, Creative Services, Vanity Fair/Condé NastCharles Lee | Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs and Custom Solutions, IDGMeghan Loftus | Associate Multimedia Editor, Runner’s WorldKevin Shields | Director of Consumer Circulation, Grand View MediaNikki Smith | Online Development Director, BNP MediaBradford McKee | Editor-In-Chief, Landscape Architecture MagazineRich Antoniello | CEO, Complex MediaKristi Dougherty | General Manager, Federal Daily Division (FEND), 1105 Media DIRECTOR-LEVEL DOERSDean Horowitz | Vice President of E-media and Market Intelligence, Vance Publishing CorporationKaren Schaffner | Publisher, Retail EnvironmentsJed Hartman | Group Publisher, Time Inc – Fortune and CNNMoneyRobert Newman | Creative Director, Reader’s DigestMark Golin | Editorial Director, Digital, Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle Groups, Time Inc.Avi Zimak | Advertising Director, Tablet Media, Hearst MagazinesMatt Bean | Vice President of Product Development, RodaleScott Havens | SVP, Finance and Digital Operations, Atlantic Media CompanyMichael Esposito | SVP, Head of Publishing, Group FMGSteve Deluca | Vice President and Publisher, Departures Amex Publishing ONES TO WATCHcenter_img INDUSTRY INFLUENCERSJonathan Shar | General Manager, Digital Newsstand and Emerging Digital Content, Barnes & NobleHTML5David Refkin | President, GreenPath Sustainability ConsultantsE-commercePinterestScott Galloway | Founder and CEO, L2 Think Tank, creators of the Digital IQ Index and a clinical professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of BusinessJohn Mennell | Founder & Chairman, Magazine Publishers Family Literacy ProjectMarketing ServicesPatrick Donahoe | Postmaster General and CEO of USPSApple’s Newsstand Welcome to the 2012 FOLIO: 40, our annual list of the industry’s most innovative and distinguished professionals. As always, the list represents every facet of magazine publishing, from every corner of the industry. Not reserved exclusively for seasoned executives, “The 40” honors individuals from the corner office to the corner cubicle, where new ideas drive meaningful change.last_img read more

Lenovos newest ThinkPad laptops can help make anywhere your office

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 1:37 Share your voice Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a showcase for the company’s latest business laptop tech. Lenovo Lenovo is updating six of its ThinkPad laptop lines with Intel’s 10th-gen Comet Lake mobile processors including its premium seventh-gen 14-inch X1 Carbon ultraportable. The announcement comes less than a week after Dell said it’s updating its Editors’ Choice award-winning XPS 13 and much of its Inspiron lineup with Comet Lake chips. The new Comet Lake-architecture CPUs don’t promise any of the advances of its newly minted 10th-gen Ice Lake siblings, such as on-chip Thunderbolt 3 support, acceleration for voice-control processing, improved integrated graphics and more. But they do offer slightly faster clock speeds, compatibility with faster memory for the U series (LPDDR4x 2,933MHz, LPDDR3 2,133MHz and DDR4 2,666MHz) and an upgraded supporting chipset that adds Intel’s variation on Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi 6 Gig Plus.  For the two premium models in the lineup — the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga — you’ll find the new top-end six-core Core i7-10710U processor. That’s a lot of performance for a laptop that’s 14.9 mm thick and starts at 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg) for the Carbon and less than 2.9 pounds (1.4 kg) and just 15.5 mm thick for the Yoga. Lenovo claims more than 18 hours of battery life for both, too, and with Wi-Fi 6 Gig Plus and optional global LTE-A wireless, you can set up office just about anywhere. 01-x1-yoga-hero-presentationThinkPad X1 Yoga Lenovo But there are some limitations: It’s tough to tell people they can work anywhere but not have a screen bright enough to see past glare when used outside. Though these new models start with a 300-nit FHD display, you can get them with a 400-nit FHD panel or 500-nit HDR400 UHD screen. These are business systems, so Lenovo includes its best privacy options as well. You’ll find a fast match-on-host fingerprint reader, an IR camera for facial recognition and a physical shutter for blocking the webcam. Lenovo will also offer a FHD display with its  PrivacyGuard feature that makes it harder for people to read your screen from the sides. There’s dTPM 2.0 for security also. Look for both the updated ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga in September. Prices start at $1,479 for the Carbon and $1,609 for the Yoga. thinkpad-x390-2Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Lenovo Although the X1s are the stars here, the 10th-gen Core i5 and i7 processors (sans the six-core i7) will be available on the mainstream 13.3-inch ThinkPad X390 and 14-inch T490, which start slightly above $1,000,  and the new value-focused 13.3-inch ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga, priced at $749 and $919, respectively. As you might imagine, there are fewer features and display choices, the laptops aren’t as light and thin and don’t have the extreme battery lives of the pricier models, but they’re not the thick, clunky ThinkPads you’re probably picturing, either. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390, T490, L13 and L13 Yoga are expected to be available in October.  11 Photos Tags Lenovo updates the crown jewels of its ultraportable…center_img Intel Lenovo Post a comment Computers Lenovo sticks to the script with new ThinkPad X1 models at CES 2019 0last_img read more

BJP candidate shoots supporter during Panchayat byelections in Meerut

first_imgThe BJP candidate Vijay Dhama was allegedly trying to capture the polling booth by threatening people with a pistol when his own supporter was shot.TwitterA Bharatiya Janata Party candidate shot dead his supporter during the Panchayat by-elections in Meerut on Saturday, July 6. Vijay Dhama was trying to capture the polling booth by threatening people with a pistol when his own supporter was shot, alleged Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Vipin Bhadana.”I am a candidate from Samajwadi Party ward no. 34. Since the announcement of elections in the area, BJP candidate Vijay Dhama had created ruckus in the area. He used to threaten people by carrying a pistol,” said Bhadana.”He wanted to win the polls forcefully. He is a person with a criminal mind. The incident happened when he was trying to capture the booths where the polls were underway,” he added.The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ajay Kumar Sahni, however, said that the shooting took place after the voting and not during the polls.”Vijay Dhama along with a pistol was one kilometre away from the polling station with three-four of supporters. During firing, one of his supporters named Amit was shot at. The supporter died during treatment in hospital,” said Sahni.Tensions erupted in the area after Amit’s death. Several groups pelted stones at vehicles and additional forces were deployed in the area.Sahni said that a probe will be initiated in the case once a complaint is filed by Amit’s relatives.Dhama and two of his supporters were arrested in connection with the incident.last_img read more

Life Celebration for Edith Cooper 82

Life Celebration for Edith Cooper 82

first_imgChildren who went to school in South Baltimore, in the neighborhood of Barre and Russell Streets, were safeguarded against traffic under the watchful eye of Edith H. Cooper, who performed that service from 1954 to 1972.According to family members, she was one of Baltimore’s first African-American crossing guards and was honored by students and faculty of School #162 for outstanding and conscientious service.In 1971 she was named Baltimore’s most popular crossing guard in a competition spurred by the AFRO. Her tally was an unbelievable 1.3 million votes helping her easily surpass the other 142 contestants.She was born Edith Henrietta Jackson on April 1, 1922 in Blackstone, Va. to Gertrude Yates Jackson and Purcell Jackson. She died Aug. 20.One of four daughters and two sons, Edith (at age 6) moved with her family to Baltimore, and ultimately graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. Edith received her early Christian nurturing in Leadenhall Baptist Church and in 1940. She married the love of her life, Earl Cooper.She was familiarly known as “Edie” and was affectionately called “Bootsie” by family and close friends.With Earl, Edith was blessed with three daughters — Barbara, Earlene and Gloria. She and Earl were known for their collaborative humor, often entertaining friends and family with endless laughter at parties, gatherings and on their bus excursions. Earl’s passing after 35 years of marriage in 1975 left Edie honoring his memory the rest of her life, remaining his widow for nearly 40 years.As an adult, she became a member of Shiloh Christian Community Church while it was in its formative years under its founder Rev. George W. Baynard. She remained dedicated until her health no longer permitted her to attend. Upon the arrival of her first grandchild Ashley (1984) Edie garnered another term of endearment, “Grand mere” the French nomenclature for grandmother.She loved entertaining, cooking, hosting and sharing her home and well manicured garden. In 1990, WJZ’TV’s weather forecaster Bob Turk broadcasted live from her garden.Edie’s delicious food and generous beverages made it one of Bob Turk’s best days at work, and made it equally hard for him to leave.Edith H. Cooper will live forever in the memory her daughters Barbara Cooper Lee (John,) Earlene Cooper and Gloria Cooper Robertson (John); grandchildren Ashley and Dominique Robertson; two great-grandchildren Amari and Amir Robertson; sister-in-law Joanna Askins; godchildren Michelle “Dooxie,” Margaret Fields and Robin Baskerville; several cousins and a host of other family and friends.Services for Mrs. Cooper will be held 10 a.m. beginning with the family hour with the funeral following at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 30 at The Open Church of Maryland, 5010 Briarclift Road (corner of Baltimore Nat’l Pike – Rt 40, Baltimore, where the Rev. Dr. Brad R. Braxton is senior pastor.last_img read more

Its Sonys fault the Xbox exists

first_imgWe all know the story of how the PlayStation came to be. Sony decided to go it alone after things didn’t work out producing a CD-ROM unit for the Super Nintendo. Well, it seems a very similar situation happened that inevitably saw Microsoft decide to develop the Xbox, only this time it was Sony who forced Microsoft’s hand.Joachim Kempin, former vice president of Windows Sales (1983-2002), has explained how the original Xbox came to be. It turns out it was Sony’s fault, simply because the Japanese company wasn’t very friendly towards Microsoft, and Microsoft eventually decided they had to “stop Sony.”Apparently, long before the Xbox was even an idea, Microsoft was trying to collaborate with Sony in a number of areas they thought there was overlap. That collaboration was sought before even Sony had a games console coming to market, and would have focused on products for the entertainment sector.Sony didn’t want to know, though, seeing Microsoft simply as a company they were licensing Windows from. Therefore as soon as it became clear Sony was going to make an assault on the living room with the PlayStation, Microsoft decided it had to react and ultimately try and beat them. They’ve been fighting for space under our TVs ever since.Microsoft was new to the games hardware market, and Kempin even admits the company copied Sony’s model of trying to make the money back from the hardware investment on software royalties.So Sony only has itself to blame for having such a strong rival today in the games market. If they’d just been a bit friendlier to Microsoft a couple of decades ago we may have never seen an Xbox console. Maybe Microsoft just wanted to provide the operating system on Sony’s entertainment devices? But we all know how that worked out for another Japanese company who no longer produces games consoles, don’t we?last_img read more

Mobile Deals iPhone 8 7 Glass Screen Protectors 2Pack for 799 4Port

Mobile Deals iPhone 8 7 Glass Screen Protectors 2Pack for 799 4Port

first_img Share Tweet Submit The second deal is on a 4-port charger from Anker. We know we have covered one a while back that has Quick Charge 3.0, but this one gives up on QC capabilities for a total of four ports that are all equipped with PowerIQ. This means that you’ll get up to 12W of power where needed. Not exactly mind-blowing, but it will juice up your iPhone, iPad or Android device pretty quickly compared to the measly 5W adapters available out there.Buy Anker 4-Port Wall Adapter [Amazon link] Today, you can get yourself a 2-pack of amFilm’s screen protector for the 4.7-inch iPhone for just $7.99 instead of $8.99. Its 99.9% transparency means that not only you’ll stay protected but also get a clear view of your content. Also, it’s ultra thin at just 0.3mm, which means that it doesn’t quite get in the way. Hit the link below for more details.Buy amFilm iPhone Glass Screen Protector 2-Pack [Amazon link]center_img Today, you can grab yourself a 2-pack of iPhone 8 / 7 / 6s and 6 screen protectors for just $7.99 alongside a 4-port rapid charger for $19.99.Grab a High-Quality Set of Screen Protectors for Your iPhone and a Multi-port Fast Charger for Under 30 BucksI’ll admit to the fact that I slap on a screen protector whenever I grab myself a shiny new smartphone, whether it’s an iPhone or an Android device. You should also turn that into a habit, given how cheap these accessories have become over the last few years.last_img read more

At The Hague Nicaragua says Costa Ricas border road dumps massive amounts

At The Hague Nicaragua says Costa Ricas border road dumps massive amounts

first_img Facebook Comments Nicaragua presented experts before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this week who testified that Costa Rica’s border road has caused so much sedimentation in the San Juan River that it requires dredging to make it navigable.Nicaragua’s attorneys presented closing arguments Monday and Tuesday in the country’s case alleging Costa Rica has caused costly damage to the San Juan, a natural boundary between the two countries, because of its construction of a 160-kilometer road that runs along Costa Rica’s side of the river.Nicaragua’s lawyers claimed that the construction of the road in Costa Rica has dropped “massive amounts of sediment” into the San Juan, specifically at the fork between Costa Rica’s Colorado River and the San Juan.Experts said the amount of sediment varies between 190,000 and 250,000 tons per year, and that the sediment is reducing the depth of the river in a perpetual process that modifies its geography and makes navigation increasingly difficult.Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister, Manuel González Sanz, said Wednesday that the expert testimony failed to justify the need to dredge the San Juan River.“Nicaragua’s legal team failed to demonstrate the existence of any damage caused by the construction of a road in Costa Rica. Arguments have been inconsistent and they lack evidence to support the thesis that the border road excessively increased sedimentation in the San Juan, as Managua claimed in 2011,” González told reporters following the hearings.Recommended: Costa Rica, Nicaragua enter final hearings at The Hague in border dispute“They argue that, despite the sediment being carried from several kilometers upriver, it happens that all of it concentrates at the exact point where the San Juan and Colorado rivers converge. If that is true, sediment should be affecting both rivers, and this is not happening on the Colorado. That means the sediment is so smart that it stays in that exact spot and is only affecting the San Juan and therefore it must be dredged,” González said.Hearings resume Thursday when Costa Rica’s legal team will have two days to refute Nicaragua’s arguments.Last week, Costa Rica’s lawyers presented their arguments in the parallel case against Nicaragua for allegedly invading Costa Rican territory and opening artificial canals that caused environmental damage in a protected area.Next week both countries will have their last opportunities to present their cases during rejoinders. April 28 and 29 will be dedicated to the Portillos Island case, where the canals were dredged, while April 30 and May 1 are scheduled for the border road case.After the hearings, ICJ justices will analize all evidence and arguments and issue their final resolutions in both cases.Timeline of border dispute Related posts:Costa Rica asks international court to prevent further occupations from Nicaragua Damaged wetlands recovering along Costa Rica-Nicaragua border Nicaragua government praises ‘balanced’ ruling in border dispute with Costa Rica The Hague Court: Territory disputed with Nicaragua belongs to Costa Ricalast_img read more