Empowering Our Private Cloud Through API Exposure

first_imgThe RESTful model is easy for developers to use in terms of methodology with specific methods (GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE).REST is based on HTTP, which is designed to scale and is tolerant of network latency—very important in the cloud.If you call an API multiple times with the same data, the calls return the same result, which facilitates retry and error-handling scenarios.We’re adamant about API exposure at every layer of our private cloud for one reason: automation supports a highly agile environment and is essential to the success of our hybrid cloud strategy. Please check out the paper and tell us what you are doing in this space. I would love to read about everyone’s ideas.- CathyCatherine Spence is an Enterprise Architect and PaaS Lead for the Intel IT Cloud program.Connect with Cathy on LinkedInRead more posts by Cathy on the ITPN Why Is This so Important?First, as Amazon foresaw, you cannot scale fast enough unless you automate and to do so you need APIs. Intel IT, acting as its own cloud provider, requires automation and self-service. If all you have is a GUI with no scripting capabilities, you cannot automate. For example, you cannot scale out and add more applications, and—just as importantly—scale back as business needs change. Therefore, we strive to provide an API and a command-line interface for every layer in our private cloud—including IaaS, PaaS, and DBaaS.Automation, enabled by APIs, also helps IT keep our costs down and do more with less—the IT mantra of the century. Current industry data suggests that in a highly automated environment, a single system admin can manage 1,000 servers or more. While we haven’t reached that point yet, we have made significant strides in increasing automation and providing more services without increasing cost. More importantly, automation is critical for business agility supported by self-service capabilities. As the speed of business increases, users need tools and automation to “do it themselves” as opposed to waiting for specialized personnel to act on their behalf.Finally, exposing APIs is a critical part of our move to a hybrid cloud model, where workloads can be balanced among clouds by using policies. Without consistent API exposure, such a hybrid cloud model would be impossible.How Have We Implemented API Exposure at Intel?We strongly encourage our application developers to create cloud-aware applications—even the cloud itself should incorporate cloud-aware principles. Part of being cloud-aware is implementing small, stateless components designed to scale out and using web services to interact among components. We are heavily promoting the use of RESTful APIs for web services, for several reasons: Back in the early 2000s, Amazon may have been the progenitor of today’s API economy, when the company CEO issued a mandate that all teams must expose their data and functionality through service interfaces. While Intel IT’s executives have not issued such a directive, we make sure that every layer in our enterprise private cloud exposes and consumes web services through APIs. In fact, this a key component of our overall hybrid cloud strategy, as described in the enterprise private cloud white paper we recently published. As the IT Principal Engineer for Intel’s cloud efforts, I’ve taken APIs’ important role to heart and have integrated this concept into our architecture.last_img read more

Shekhar Ravjiani to start publishing company

first_imgMumbai, Sep 13 (PTI) After churning out hit songs in films, musician Shekhar Ravjiani, of the popular music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar, is set to start his own publishing company. The “Ishq Wala Love” hitmaker took to Twitter and said he is coming out with “something special”. “Have always wanted to start my own publishing company… And finally did… Coming out with something special soon.” Shekhar, who has sung popular songs like “Tujhe Bhula Diya”, “Vele” and “Bin Tere”, apart from judging reality shows, also shared that anyone who is interested to collaborate with his company in writing books can do so. “Novels, poems, short stories, biographies, even comic books… All welcome… If youd like to collaborate in creating/ illustrating/ writing some interesting books get in touch on srpublishingcompany@gmail.com,” he tweeted. PTI JUR JCHlast_img read more

“Old” donors give more – so do we stick to the same “old” fundraising?

first_imgThat’s what everyone is saying at the Direct Marketing Association conference here in New York, where I spoke this morning with fellow bloggers Jeff Brooks, Sarah Durham of Big Duck, Roger Craver of the Agitator and Karen Zapp. Jeff Brooks says people under 50 don’t give enough to merit much cultivation at all. Then the authors of the report, Heart of the Donor, Insights into Donor Motivation and Behavior for the 21st Century, said older donors are the most generous – and they give primarily through the mail.So should you write off anyone remotely youthful? Forget the Internet for the next two decades? Errr…. no.The Heart of the Donor study said those in the 25-54 age range tended to give both online and through the mail. Lisa McIntyre says:“One thing we find interesting is this nexus in the 25-54 year old group — the donors who will be most important to us in the coming decade seem equally facile with both mail and online. The point is this: if the goal of a nonprofit is to effectively target today’s best donors, then they should focus significant and smart attention on the donors giving the most money – seniors and boomers. For example, the number of donors in the 18-24 group and 70-plus are comparable, but the 70-plus donor gives three times as much. Does that mean nonprofits should turn a blind eye to the younger segments? Of course not. Their value will likely increase as they age. But fundraising expenditures must be weighted according to a strategy that maximizes those who are giving now.”Here’s what I think: focusing only the oldest donors is short-sighted, and we definitely can’t assume what has worked in the past will work in the future. The fact that “older” donors give more does not mean we should do the same old fundraising. Even the crowd here agrees on that: Boomers (who are not so ‘old’ for goodness sake) – and everyone younger – have a whole new set of expectations from their charities, from greater tranparency and accountability to a greater sense of engagement. We have to start changing how we fundraise now or we’re going to be irrelevant very soon – and for generations to come.More on that here.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Vice President Joe Biden says President Trump’s trade policies are “beating up” on American farmers and the administration’s ethanol waivers for oil companies are a “gigantic mistake.”Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BIDEN7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..that is set.” :09Biden spoke at a Wednesday forum in Ankeny hosted by Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa Public Television.His remarks on ethanol came at the same time Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Ag Secretary Mike Naig issued a statement, saying the E-P-A’s decision had broken Trump’s promise to farmers.last_img

Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2nd

first_img India Today Web Desk BrightonMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 21:31 IST Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester City have defended the Premier League title for the 1st time in the club historyLiverpool finished on 97 points while Manchester City piped them with 98Liverpool defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 while City thrashed Brighton 4-1Manchester City successfully defended thePremier League title after what was one of the most thrilling title races in the history of the league after a 4-1 win at Brighton and Love Albion on Sunday. While City have registered their sixth league title win, Pep Guardiola has become their first manager to defend the title.Liverpool finished with 97 points, the third highest point tally in the history of Premier League but it wasn’t enough as City stitched a 14-match unbeaten league run to pip the Merseyside club by just a point. Guardiola’s men had broken the record by going past the 100-point mark during their title-winning run last season.Liverpool’s 29-year-long title drought has thus extended. Jurgen Klopp’s men had finished 25 points behind City last season but have been arguably the best side in Europe this season to bridge the gap and give Manchester City a huge scare.In fact, in January, Liverpool had a 7-point advantage over City but Guardiola’s side didn’t lose a single match since the start of the New Year.WWWWWWWWWWWWWWinners!14 wins in a row to wrap up and incredible season!#mancity pic.twitter.com/ONrqLSGrOe Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 2019Liverpool notched up their 9th successive win in the league after their 4-1 victory over 7th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield where they had knocked Barcelona out of Champions League after one of the most stunning comebacks in the semi-final 3 days ago.Liverpool were leading 1-0 after a Sadio Mane goal in Anfield at the half-time on Sunday and for a brief moment were leading the table as Manchester City were stunned by Brighton as Glenn Murray opened the account at the Community Stadium in the 27th minute.advertisementHowever, City struck back in no time with Sergio Aguero scoring the equaliser in the 28th minute. Aymeric Laporte put Pep Guardiola’s side back in the lead as he doubled the scoring in the 38th minute. At the half-time, City were just 45 minutes away from a second successive title.Also Read | John Gregory extends Chennaiyin FC stay to 2020Also Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow LiverpoolFollow Manchester City Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2ndPremier League 2018-19: Manchester City came back from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and seal the Premier League title. Liverpool, who have qualified for the Champions League final, defeated Wolverhampton 2-0 but finished a point behind City on 97.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

South Africa vs India, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch Live Streaming

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 12:04 IST India vs South Africa, World Cup 2019 Broadcast and Live Stream (AP Photo)The absence of fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi is a serious setback for South Africa ahead of their crunch World Cup game against India, captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday.Steyn was ruled out of the World Cup due to a second shoulder injury while fellow quick bowler Ngidi is still recovering from a hamstring problem.South Africa, who lost to England and Bangladesh, are looking for their first win of the tournament on Wednesday against India who are ranked second in the world.”There’s a lot of injuries,” Du Plessis told reporters during a training session at Southampton. “Zero from two.””Naturally, guys will have a little bit of confidence that’s been chucked away and that is normal, that is part of being human.”But it’s just making sure that we keep strong, keep fighting and stay true to ourselves as a team and a culture.”What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match South Africa vs India on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between South Africa vs India be played?The World Cup 2019 match South Africa vs India will be played at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton from 3 PM IST on Wednesday, June 5.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match South Africa vs India live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match South Africa vs India?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match South Africa vs India?India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.South Africa: Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow South Africa vs IndiaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow World Cup Live StreamFollow Virat KohliFollow Southampton South Africa vs India, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch Live StreamingSouth Africa vs India, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Live Streaming: Virat Kohli-led India begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. advertisementlast_img read more

Foreign Affairs Minister says Cuba Remains Valued Partner

first_imgMinister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. A.J. Nicholson, says Cuba has been and continues to be “a most valued and highly respected brother on the Latin American and Caribbean landscape and beyond”. He praised Cuba’s invaluable assistance and co-operation towards developing countries, despite the country’s difficulties and challenges. The Minister was speaking at a reception to mark Cuba’s National Day, held on January 16 at the Cuban Ambassador’s residence in Kingston. Senator Nicholson said that Jamaica owes a debt of gratitude for the continuous support rendered to the country by Cuba in the fields of education, health, agriculture and culture. Meanwhile, Cuba’s Ambassador, Yuri Gala Lopez, said his country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to increase to 3.7 per cent in 2013. “Despite the tensions associated with the global economic and financial crisis and other external challenges, the Cuban economy was expected to close in 2012 with a 3.1 per cent growth of its Gross Domestic Product. For 2013, Cuba foresees a 3.7 GDP growth,” Ambassador Gala said. The Ambassador said Cuba is gradually recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October. He pointed out that Cuba continues to enjoy diplomatic relations with over 180 countries, and that “we keep receiving the moral support of many governments and peoples of the world in our denunciation of the five decade-old blockade.” The Ambassador informed the large gathering that Cuba will assume chairmanship of the 33-country Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) at a CELAC-European Union summit in Chile at the end of this month. The function was also attended by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson; and members of the Diplomatic Corps.last_img read more

JIPO Hosts Design Competition to Promote Creative Industries

first_img The competition is aimed at increasing the diversity, quality, and standard of products available in craft markets. JIPO and the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, is hosting an ‘Authentic Jamaica Design Competition’. Story Highlights The creations should portray craft and design products which appeal to local and overseas buyers. In its continued bid to promote and develop the creative industries, the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), in association with the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, is hosting an ‘Authentic Jamaica Design Competition’, targeting artisans, designers, and producers within the craft sector.The competition is aimed at increasing the diversity, quality, and standard of products available in craft markets and designated craft areas across the island, and also to promote the importance of intellectual property protection of designs.Speaking with JIS News, Chairman of JIPO, Eugene Ffolkes, informed that the competition will not only foster creativity, but will focus on the linkage between intellectual property protection and the craft industry’s business structure and practices.Mr. Ffolkes explained that the creations should portray craft and design products which appeal to local and overseas buyers and tourists to the island and must be identifiable with Jamaica, through the use of indigenous raw materials and encompass connections to Jamaica’s culture and history.“The Ministry (Tourism and Entertainment) has created an authentic Jamaica Certification Mark…so persons coming to Jamaica will know that the products are actually from Jamaica,” the Chairman informed, adding that the whole idea is for visitors to get a wider mix of authentic Jamaican products and souvenirs.Mr. Ffolkes noted that the Ministry is spearheading an initiative to establish craft markets that sell only authentic Jamaican products that bear the mark or seal, with the first such market to be set up in Falmouth.Highlighting some of the rules of the competition, the Chairman informed that all entries must first be registered with JIPO before qualifying for competition entry and participants must be Jamaican residents.He noted, too, that submitted designs must be original work not yet in production for commercial gain or the public domain.Entrants’ designs can be from any of four categories – Souvenir (for example, key rings, paintings, and beach towels); Textile (use of fabrics such as cotton, denim, leather, or lace); Industrial (entries made of  materials, such as cement, metal, porcelain, and recycled materials); and Natural (use of materials, including wood, straw, coconut shells, or semi-precious stones).In terms of judging and evaluation, the organisers will appoint a three-member judging panel per category, which will include a majority of practising craft designers and retail experts. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity; commercialization and business appeal, and economic benefits and impact.Prizes will include cash, loan facilities from EXIM Bank, consultation and support sessions with JIPO, and the Minister’s Trophy from the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.“Everybody who enters the competition is a winner as they would have registered their designs, become exposed to the industry and gain the opportunity to benefit from a lucrative industry,” Mr. Ffolkes said.The submission deadline is October 31 and persons may make submissions to JIPO or the offices of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo).For further information on the competition, persons may visit JIPO’s website at www.jipo.gov.jm or call 946-1300/946-0789.last_img read more

Investigation into HRP Arrest of Woman Begins

first_imgThe province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) is investigating the arrest of a woman on March 4, at about 3:30 p.m., by two male Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officers. Shortly before the arrest, HRP received complaints from motorists about a female pedestrian behaving in an unusual and dangerous manner near exit 8 on the Circumferential Highway in Dartmouth. The two officers responded and attempted to arrest the woman. A struggle ensued and the woman suffered a fracture in her arm. She was taken to hospital by police. In accordance with the Police Act requirements, HRP referred the incident to SIRT, who assumed responsibility for the investigation. The Serious Incident Response Team is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call their toll-free number, 1-855-450-2010. SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald. SIRT can independently launch an investigation or begin one after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia, or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public. The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.last_img read more

Cyberbullying Victims Encouraged to Call for Help

first_imgAs part of Bullying Awareness Week, the province is encouraging young people and others hurt by cyberbullying to call for help. Nova Scotia’s new CyberSCAN investigative unit is one place to turn. The unit has received 30 complaints in its first six weeks of operation, 15 involving adults and 13 involving youth. Two were deemed outside of the unit’s mandate. Twenty investigations are ongoing, while eight have been resolved in a variety of ways, from informal resolutions to referring cases to police for further action. “As a parent, I know that bullying can take a terrible toll on a young person,” said Justice Minister Lena Diab. “No one should have to live in fear every time they turn on their computer or phone. The CyberSCAN unit gives people a place to turn for help. “The province will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the CyberSCAN unit. The province has also committed to providing more resources for students and establishing a sexual assault strategy.” CyberSCAN investigators have also visited schools across the province to give workshops on helping students stay safe online. The unit has five investigators to examine all cyberbullying complaints, helping victims resolve situations through informal or legal means. Investigators can apply for a cyberbullying prevention order, where the court could order a person to stop communicating online, or confiscate the technology if necessary. Cases can also be referred to police, if criminal charges appear warranted. Nova Scotians can call 424-6990 in Halifax Regional Municipality or toll-free at 855-702-8324 to talk to an investigator. Parents of young victims can call the hotline and take action on their child’s behalf. Referrals can also come from school staff, police, or anyone who is aware of an instance of cyberbullying taking place. More information on the unit and on options for people who believe they are experiencing cyberbullying is available online at www.cyberscan.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Friends remember American doctor who died on Montreals Mount Royal over weekend

first_imgMONTREAL – An American pediatric surgeon who died over the weekend on Montreal’s Mount Royal was a man who loved Canada, international medicine and working with children, according to friends and colleagues.Shreyas Roy, 38, a promising new hire at the Sainte-Justine university hospital centre, reportedly fell off a cliff early Sunday morning while walking on the mountain with his partner.“He was standing there and then he wasn’t,” said Michel Lallier, a renowned pediatric surgeon at Sainte-Justine who received a call at 5 a.m. Sunday from Roy’s panicked girlfriend, Veronique.“I went to go see her and there was total confusion, it wasn’t clear what happened,” he said in an interview.Roy was born in New York City, lived in India with his grandparents between the ages of three and 10, and went to college in Syracuse, N.Y., before attending medical school at McGill University.Lallier broke down in tears just after describing how Roy was considering building a hospital in the area around Bihar, India, where he grew up, and what his death meant for Sainte-Justine.“We are a family at Sainte-Justine,” Lallier said. “We have to start again from zero to find someone to replace Roy.”Roy was getting ready to spend a year in Chicago learning a specialized technique for surgery on children. He was scheduled to begin at Sainte-Justine in July 2018.Donald Doell, who attended medical school at McGill with Roy, said the doctor had a magnetic character and was generous and supportive.“He was wonderful telling stories and had a lot of good ones,” said Doell, adding Roy loved Canada and was ready to start a life in Montreal with Veronique.“He really brought people together and inspired them and really became a very important part of everyone’s life that he touched,” he said.Family and friends were scheduled to hold a ceremony for Roy in Montreal on Tuesday evening and his funeral services will be in Syracuse on July 29, according to his obituary.last_img read more

Princes Trust To Host Annual Red Dinner

first_imgThe Prince’s Trust will be hosting its annual Red Dinner at Clifton College, Bristol on Thursday 13th March 2014.Guests will be welcomed with a Champagne and Canapés reception, which will be followed by a four course meal and an exciting headline performance. Previous headliners have included the legendary Ruby Turner and soul sensation Beverley Knight.Since the event started in 2012 it has raised over £100,000 to support disadvantaged young people in the South West access education, training or employment. This year we hope to exceed our target of £50,000.There will be a silent and a live auction on the night with prizes ranging from luxury holidays to VIP meet and greets with top music legends. Previous hosts have included Prince’s Trust Ambassadors Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Jon Culshaw and Eric Knowles.Take a look at the film from The Red Dinner 2013.Every penny raised from the Red Dinner will go towards supporting young people in the South West who desperately need help. Date: 13th March 2014 Location: Clifton College, College Road, Clifton, Bristol Timings: Champagne and Canapés served from 7.00pm, dinner and entertainment commencing at 8.00pm prompt. Carriages at 12 midnight. Dress code: Hollywood Glam with a hint of redAll tables have now sold. Sponsorship opportunities are available which include a VIP table of ten. Please contact Katherine Morgan: katherine.morgan@princes-trust.org.uk or call 01179 434 950 from more information.last_img read more

New TMX Group shares to start trading next week

TORONTO — TMX Group Ltd., formerly known as Maple Group Acquisition, expects the new shares in the stock exchange operator to start trading on Wednesday.The company made the announcement Friday as it said it has completed the final step in its takeover, which saw TMX Group Inc. shareholders exchange for shares of TMX Group Ltd. shares.The swap followed a first step that saw TMX Group Ltd. pay $50 in cash per share for about 80% of the shares in TMX Group Inc.[np-related]Former shareholders of TMX Group Inc. hold a 22.1% in the new company, while the former Maple Group members hold the remaining stake in the exchange operator.The new TMX Group owns the Toronto Stock Exchange in addition to the alternative Alpha exchange and the country’s largest clearing house CDS, controlling some 90% of trading in Canada.The Canadian Press read more

Police Chief praises fallen officer

Toronto’s Deputy Chief Peter Sloly praised Constable Zivcic for his dedication and service to the city, in a brief news conference that brought together two, frequent adversaries. Scot Urquhart has that part of the story.The Toronto Police Service and its union, the Toronto Police Association, were standing shoulder to shoulder to offer condolences and support to the Zivcic family.Deputy Chief Sloly and Association President Mike McCormack both addressed the media, following the announcement that Constable Zivcic had succumbed to his injuries. And both, were obviously deeply saddened by his death.First, Deputy Chief Sloly: “I want to express our deepest condolences to the Zivcic family. I want to express my thanks to John for his tremendous service to the city. He dies in the line of duty, doing his job. Responding to an emergency call. Trying to keep the public safe.”Mike McCormack, President of the Toronto Police Association: “We’ve lost one of our own. Every police officer in the city, if not the country feels… You know, we go out there every day and do this job and this could be them. We’re going to be burying a 34-year old police officer and there no way to measure the impact to the Toronto police service or John’s family.”The fatal crash occurred on Saturday afternoon, as Constable Zivcic rushed to respond to an emergency call. Early reports indicate that his cruiser collided with another vehicle then caromed into a tree, at the scene and Constable Zivcic was ejected from his cruiser, on impact.The woman driving the other car involved in the accident received only minor injuries. She was treated and released soon after the crash, and police say that because her injuries were minor, the SIU has no mandate to investigate the crash.The accident is under investigation by Toronto police traffic services but police are saying very little about that investigation, at this time. Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized. read more

Investigation into killing of Philippines journalist urged by UNESCO chief

“I condemn the killing of José Bernardo as an attack against freedom of expression and the rule of law,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in a statement. “I have full trust that the authorities will spare no effort in investigating this case and bringing the perpetrators to justice.” José Bernardo was killed in Quezon City, which is part of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines. He was a reporter for local radio broadcasters DWBL and DWIZ and served as a public information officer of the Northern Police District Tri-Media Organization, a group of media workers who cover the Metro Manila police beat. The Director-General of UNESCO issues statements on the killing of media workers in line with Resolution 29 adopted by UNESCO Member States at the Organization’s General Conference of 1997, entitled “Condemnation of Violence against Journalists.” read more

May new car preregistration figures

(b) a car retained for a period of at least three months. Supplier A person that manufactures cars for supply within, or imports new cars for supply into, the UK, who had a market share of one per cent or more of the total supply of new cars in the UK in the preceding calendar year. Pre-registrations data The attached table shows the pre-registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. Total pre-registrations since September 2000 In the nine months since manufacturers were first required to publish data, a total of 1,672 cars have been pre-registered. This accounts for less than 0.1 per cent of the 1.83 million new cars sold during this period. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) (a) a car so registered because its certificate of conformity with a vehicle type-approved under the EC Vehicle Type Approval Scheme is about to become invalid May new car pre-registration figures Today, SMMT releases figures for May pre-registrations in the UK car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of in May 2001 that were defined as pre-registrations. The Supply of New Cars Order 2000 requires motor manufacturers to publish the number of pre-registered cars supplied and the gross income received by suppliers from selling those pre-registered cars. This information is published on a monthly basis. Notes to Editors The Supply of New Cars Order 2000: Pre-registered car A new car which a supplier has caused to be registered before the terms and conditions of its supply to an end-user have been agreed, but does not include: read more

2500 show up for Ohio State footballs Student Appreciation Day

Ohio State football opened its 11th spring football practice of the season up to OSU students Saturday for the team’s second annual Student Appreciation Day. Approximately 2,500 students were at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the public practice, according to an OSU athletics spokesman. Students were able to watch from the sidelines as the team scrimmaged for approximately two hours, then formed a circle surrounding the players during the team’s end-of-practice field goal kicking drills. Multiple female kickers also received the opportunity to attempt a field goal during drills. Following the practice, students were able to mingle, take pictures and receive autographs from players and coaches from the OSU football team. Sarah Stapleton, a fourth-year in special education, said she enjoyed the experience although she did not have a great view early in the practice. “It was fun,” Stapleton said. “At first we couldn’t really see a whole lot, but once we got moving around a little bit, we got to see.” Stapleton said she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity for closer interaction with the team before graduating at the end of the semester. “This is probably the closest I’ll ever get to (coach) Urban Meyer and the football players,” Stapleton said. As for the players, they said it motivated them to have students there supporting them during today’s practice. “It’s great to have the student body come out and support us,” said senior guard Andrew Norwell. “It wasn’t just a practice today, it was Buckeye pride.” Senior kicker Drew Basil, who had the experience of kicking field goals with the large group of students surrounding the formation, said he hopes his fellow students feel that the support is reciprocated from the football team. “It’s awesome that all these students come out here and support us,” Basil said. “We just hope that they know that we’re on their side too.” Getting healthy for the Spring Game The Buckeyes have three more practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday leading up to next Saturday’s LiFESports Spring Game. A few of their key players, however, remain limited due to injuries. Junior outside linebacker Ryan Shazier was back in an orange jersey Saturday, signifying his status as injured while he continues to recover from a sports hernia. Shazier did not participate much in practice and said his status is uncertain for the spring game. “I feel like I should be back pretty soon, I’m just taking it slow just trying to get back and get back to 100 percent,” Shazier said. “I don’t know yet (about playing in the Spring Game), I’m just letting the trainers let me know.” Redshirt senior center Corey Linsley was limited in practice due to a foot injury, while redshirt senior running back Jordan Hall remained limited with a hamstring injury. The Spring Game is set to kick off at 1 p.m. next Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. read more

Huge blow as kidney problem rules Jared Payne out for at least

first_imgHuge blow as kidney problem rules Jared Payne out for ‘at least’ three months Andrew Trimble will also miss the back-to-back clashes with Clermont with a foot tendon problem. Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO Source: James Crombie/INPHOTrimble, who was replaced by Joey Carbery midway through the opening period of the win, limped from the field and will miss ‘a couple of weeks’ with a foot tendon injury according to the union. Ulster face Clermont twice in make or break Champions Cup fixtures in the coming weeks. Source: James Crombie/INPHOKearney left the field for a head injury assessment after just 11 minutes and did not return. However, the IRFU today say his withdrawal was a precaution and, post-match, Schmidt was keen to stress that the fullback had not been concussed.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 24,671 Views Share2 Tweet Email 46 Comments https://the42.ie/3113835 Dec 1st 2016, 2:25 PM IRELAND AND ULSTER back Jared Payne could miss out on the entire Six Nations campaign after the IRFU said he faces ‘at least’ three months sidelined.The 31-year-old was forced to come off midway through the final November Test against Australia on Saturday with what has now been diagnosed as an injury to his kidney.Payne was the third back forced off injured in the half after Rob Kearney and Andrew Trimble were called ashore.center_img Follow us: the42.ie Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO By Sean Farrell Beauden Barrett led the All Blacks in a powerful rendition of Ireland’s Call in a German barIreland Women strike back twice, but unable to crack ‘toughest group in Dubai’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 2:25 PMlast_img read more

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect Americas dominance in space

first_img Short URL Image: SIPA USA/PA Images By AFP Aug 30th 2019, 8:25 AM 9,973 Views Donald Trump speaks in the White House at the establishment of the US Space Command Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share5 Tweet Email1 center_img Friday 30 Aug 2019, 8:25 AM Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect ‘America’s dominance in space’ US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’. US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has launched a new Pentagon command centre which will be dedicated to warfare in space.The new command will elevate space – where satellites and high-altitude aircraft essential to modern-day warfare operate – to a focused area of combat.It will have equal status to the US Central Command governing the Middle East and the Pacific Command, which manages defence operations in the western Pacific Ocean and Asia.While the US Air Force already has a dedicated space warfare operation, SpaceCom will heighten its importance and foster specialised systems and training for space showdowns.“This is a landmark day, one that recognises the centrality of space to America’s security and defence,” Trump said in a White House ceremony.“SpaceCom will ensure that America’s dominance in space is never threatened.”American military chiefs see China and Russia pressing to erode the advantage held by the US in what’s seen as a new military frontier, and the US President warned of the consequences of such an outcome.“The dangers to our country constantly evolve and so must we,” said Trump.“Our adversaries are weaponising earth’s orbits with new technology targeting American satellites that are critical to both battlefield operations and our way of life at home.”“Our freedom to operate in space is also essential to detecting and destroying any missile launched against the United States,” he added.Air Force General John Raymond, who will lead the new command, claimed that China and Russia were already pouring huge resources into space operations.The challenges range from adversaries jamming communications and GPS satellites to ground-launched missiles used to physically destroy satellites.“We are at a strategic inflection point where there is nothing that we do as a joint coalition force that isn’t enabled by space,” Raymond told reporters at the Pentagon.“I’m convinced that space is a war-fighting domain. I’m convinced that our way of life and our way of war depend on space capabilities,” he said.Last year, Trump ordered the Department of Defence to create a much larger Space Force, a dedicated branch of the military equal to the existing forces, the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.The ambitious and expensive move would require the approval of Congress, although some Pentagon chiefs, including former defence secretary James Mattis, opposed the idea as unnecessary and creating new bureaucracy.- © AFP 2019 Donald Trump speaks in the White House at the establishment of the US Space Command Image: SIPA USA/PA Images 26 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4788471 last_img read more

Données privées sous Map et Earth Google condamné

first_imgDonnées privées sous Map et Earth : Google condamné Selon la Commission fédérale américaine des communications, Google a accédé à de nombreuses données personnelles d’internautes afin de mener à bien le projet Street View.Google va devoir s’acquitter d’une amende de 25.000 dollars. Selon la Commission fédérale américaine des communications (FCC), la firme de Mountain View est accusée de recueillir des données personnelles sans disposer des autorisations nécessaires à cette tâche. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce qui est particulièrement en cause dans cette affaire, ce sont les images reproduites dans Street View. Grâce à ce programme, les internautes peuvent disposer des clichés de bâtiments dans Google Map et Google Earth.D’après une accusation de la FCC qui date du vendredi 13 avril, “Google refuse d’identifier ses employés et de fournir des adresses électroniques. La compagnie ne peut fournir les informations nécessaires sans identifier ses employés”. La Commission fédérale américaine des communications ajoute par ailleurs “qu’une infraction de cette nature menace de compromettre la capacité de la commission à enquêter efficacement sur de possibles violations de la loi sur les communications.”Selon un communiqué, le géant de l’Internet précise pour sa part qu’il avait fait parvenir les autorisations demandées par la FCC. Des données que Google aurait collecté en ligne, dans le monde entier, entre mai 2007 et mai 2010…La FCC reproche alors à Google d’avoir utilisé des données privées tels que des mots de passe et autres informations personnelles afin de mener à bien son projet Street View. Enfin, rappelons qu’au départ l’enquête a été déclenchée à la suite d’aveux de Google, au mois de mai 2010.Le 16 avril 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more