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Philippine Consul General and team visiting Fort St John this week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A team from the Philippines consulate in Vancouver, including Consul General Niel Ferrer, will be in Fort St. John this week to provide outreach services for members of the local Filipino community.The first event is taking place on Wednesday, April 11th at Employment Connections, located at Unit 101, 9907 99 Ave. The Philippine Overseas Labor Office will be putting on the information session for Filipinos employed in the area on a temporary basis on renewing their OWWA memberships, and allowing any Philippines nationals who are planning to vacation in the Philippines while working Canada to get an Overseas Employment Certificate. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program Assistant Janis Nual explained that the OEC is required by Filipinos working overseas who are not permanent residents upon re-entering the country.On April 12th and 13th, consulate staff will offering consular services for all Filipinos who are temporary or permanent residents of Canada living in the North Peace to renew their passports, register as overseas voters, obtain the services of a Notary, or to re-acquire Philippine citizenship and dual citizenship. The consular services will be provided at the Stonebridge Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days, and again at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., located at Unit 209, 10142 101 Ave, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the 14th. For more information about the outreach program, visit the Facebook event’s page.last_img read more

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Atishi hits out at Gambhir over obscene pamphlets against her

first_imgNEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi candidate Atishi and senior leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday alleged that pamphlets carrying derogatory insults against them were being distributed in Krishna Nagar, Vishwas Nagar and other areas of the constituency, on BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir’s directions. However, Gambhir rubbished the allegation and asked for ‘proof’.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the language in the pamphlet was “so abusive and low that everybody will feel ashamed while reading it”. In a Press conference, Atishi and the Deputy CM read out the pamphlet. She broke down while reading out a pamphlet thereafter Manish Sisodia read out the remaining part. Atishi said she had welcomed Gambhir when he entered politics but now the BJP has stooped to an “unexpected level”. “Gambhir and his party have shown that they can stoop to any level to win an election…My only question to Gambhir is if they can stoop down to this level to defeat a strong woman, how will they protect women in their area after becoming MPs?” she said. The pamphlet titled “Atishi Marlena – know your candidate” was distributed with newspapers in the area, claimed Atishi. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesIn a tweet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised similar questions: “How can women expect safety if people with such mentality are voted in? Atishi, stay strong. I can imagine how difficult it must be for you. It is precisely this kind of forces we have to fight against.” Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir, a celebrated cricketer turned politician, rubbished the allegation in a series of tweets implying that AAP had concocted the allegations to win and declaring that he was “ashamed” to have a Chief Minister like Arvind Kejriwal. He said if AAP proved its accusation, he would opt out of the election. In his firth tweet, he wrote, “I abhor your act of outraging a woman’s modesty Arvind Kejriwal and that too your own colleague. And all this for winning elections? U r filth Mr CM and someone needs ur very own jhadu to clean ur dirty mind.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn second tweet, he wrote, “My Challenge no. 2 Arvind Kejriwal and Atishi, I declare that if it’s proven that I did it, I will withdraw my candidature right now. If not, will u quit politics?” The AAP sources said that the party will file a criminal complaint to the police and also move the Election Commission. Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women took suo moto cognisance of the report and issued a notice to the Delhi Police asking them to file an FIR.last_img read more

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Tennis ace Sharapova named Goodwill Ambassador for UN development arm

14 February 2007The world’s top female tennis player, Maria Sharapova of Russia, today became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with a special focus on helping with the recovery efforts after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The world’s top female tennis player, Maria Sharapova of Russia, today became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with a special focus on helping with the recovery efforts after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.“One of my proudest contracts ever,” said Ms. Sharapova after signing on for a symbolic $1 salary as an ambassador during a ceremony with UNDP Associate Administrator Ad Melkert at UN Headquarters in New York.Ms. Sharapova announced that she and her newly created private foundation would donate $100,000 to eight UNDP projects in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine that try to assist those areas still blighted by the Chernobyl accident.Those projects aim to restore hospitals and sports facilities, improve access to computers, and promote ecological awareness across the three countries.“I was just briefed on Chernobyl effects and how I will be involved with it, and I’m just so excited to be a part of this process – I can’t wait. I can’t wait to help with everything I can,” she told reporters.The 19-year-old, winner of two Grand Slam titles and currently ranked number 1 in the world, has a personal connection to Chernobyl. In the year before she was born, Ms. Sharapova’s family fled the Belarusian city of Gomel for Siberia because of concerns about radiation in the wake of the accident.“That’s why it means so much to me to be a part of this project because I was sort of part of it as well. I hope that I can go there and make field trips… I still have family in Gomel, Belarus – my grandmother lives there.”The new goodwill ambassador voiced hope that she would be able to raise the awareness of the problems caused by Chernobyl while at the same time calling attention to the fact that help is available. “There are a lot of solutions, and I want to make sure they know that,” she said.Mr. Melkert said Ms. Sharapova’s appointment would bring benefits beyond the Chernobyl recovery and re-development efforts.“Her special interest in young people, responsible choices and healthy lifestyles make Maria the ideal role model, not only for people in the region, but really for young people everywhere,” he said.Ms. Sharapova becomes the sixth UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, joining the soccer stars Ronaldo of Brazil, Zinedine Zidane of France and Côte d’Ivoire’s Didier Drogba, the Japanese actress Misako Konno and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon Magnus. read more

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Ontario labour groups call for provinces ombudsman to investigate WSIB practices

Ontario labour groups call for province’s ombudsman to investigate WSIB practices TORONTO – A group headed by the Ontario Federation of Labour is alleging that the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board systematically ignores the advice of medical professionals in order to limit otherwise legitimate injury claims.The OFL and the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups say they are formally requesting a full investigation of the WSIB by Ontario Ombudsman Barbara Finlay.They are basing their allegations on a report filed with the ombudsman last November and additional information gathered since then from more doctors and injured workers who responded to the original report.The new filing with the ombudsman also includes recent decisions by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Tribunal that the OFL and its allies believe support their position. by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29, 2016 5:32 am MDT Last Updated Jan 29, 2016 at 7:21 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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EU supporters parade through London in March for Europe

by The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2016 6:27 am MDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email “Remain” supporters demonstrate in Parliament Square, London, to show their support for the European Union in the wake of the referendum decision for Britain to leave the EU, known as “Brexit”, Saturday July 2, 2016. Demonstrators wearing EU flags as capes and with homemade banners saying “Bremain” and “We Love EU” gathered on the streets for the March for Europe rally. At rear right is the Elizabeth Tower containing Big Ben. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) LONDON – Tens of thousands of European Union supporters sang, danced and marched their way down the streets of London on Saturday to protest the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU.Many participants in the celebrity-peppered 2-mile (3-kilometre) “March for Europe” from Hyde Park to Parliament said they expect the government and British lawmakers to balk on leaving the 28-nation bloc despite 52 per cent voter support for the move in the June 23 referendum.One organizer, comedian Mark Thomas, said British lawmakers should not legislate for an exit based on a result driven by anti-EU campaigners’ exaggerations and distortions on immigration and EU spending.“We would accept the result of the referendum if it was fought on a level playing field. But it was full of misinformation,” Thomas said.“No goodbyes based on lies,” read one placard behind him.Many protesters offered signs punning the EU as “you.” One referencing the one-hit wonder of Rick Astley noted: “Never gonna give EU up, never gonna let EU down.”Along the way to Parliament, where some demonstrators planned to hand a petition at the prime minister’s office at nearby 10 Downing Street, the crowd chanted: “I don’t want to leave EU! We are Europeans too!”At the demonstration’s rally point in Parliament Square, thousands heard a video message from singer Jarvis Cocker, who held up a world map and observed: “You cannot deny geography. The UK is in Europe.”Irish rock singer Bob Geldof appealed to the protesters to commit themselves to two years of campaigning against a British exit. He said supporters of EU membership “must do everything possible within our individual power to stop this country being totally destroyed.”But leaders of the anti-EU campaign accused Saturday’s protesters of failing to respect democracy and the wishes of the 17 million Britons who voted to leave the EU.“A gentle reminder, ‘remain’ friends, that more people voted to leave the EU than have voted for anything else, ever,” a Conservative Party member of the European Parliament, Daniel Hannan, said in a tweet. EU supporters parade through London in ‘March for Europe’ read more

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Unifor and Ford reach tentative agreement last minute to avert strike

Unifor and Ford reach tentative agreement last minute to avert strike by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 31, 2016 3:49 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 1, 2016 at 7:24 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ford Edges sit on a production line as Ford Motor Company celebrates the global production start of the 2015 Ford Edge at the Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ont., on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The union representing autoworkers at Ford’s Canadian operations says prospects for a deal between the two sides remain uncertain ahead of the midnight strike deadline.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO – The union representing 6,700 autoworkers at Ford in Canada said it has reached a tentative agreement and secured a $700-million product investment from the automaker after a tense round of talks that went past the midnight deadline.Unifor president Jerry Dias made the announcement just before 12:30 a.m. ET Tuesday — about half an hour after the strike deadline.Ford workers at Ontario operations in Bramalea, Oakville and Windsor were prepared to go on strike if a deal was not reached.Dias said the “overwhelming majority” of the $700-million investment will be going to one of its two engine plants in Windsor, Ont.He said the investment will put the plants “at the top of the food chain for powertrain operations.”“This new engine will be the highest technology, will be the most fuel efficient, will have incredible torque, horsepower and will be put into Ford’s No. 1-selling vehicles throughout the North American chain,” he said at a news conference early Tuesday in Toronto.The other plant will still build 6.8-litre engines, but that will eventually be phased out, Dias said.He and Windsor Local 200 president Chris Taylor would not reveal whether employment at the Windsor plants would increase or decrease as a result of the deal. They said they wanted to present the agreement to union members first.Ford’s plant in Oakville, Ont., will not be getting any new products, but Dias said Ford secured “a framework to get us to the next investment,” which he added will include refreshes to the Ford Edge and the Lincoln MKX.“We were able to ensure that our Oakville facilities are going to be the primary builder for export vehicles internationally.”Union members will have the final say on the agreement when a vote is held at local membership meetings on Saturday and Sunday.Dias said his negotiating group is unanimously recommending the deal, which he said includes wage increases for the company’s “legacy” workers.Unifor was seeking a deal similar to those it reached with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler America in pattern bargaining that began in the summer.Both Fiat Chrysler and General Motors have agreed to invest $554 million each in their Canadian operations. read more

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Scouting Michigan State A look at the 2015 Spartans

Michigan State then-redshirt junior quarterback Connor Cook (18) during a game against OSU on Nov. 8, 2014 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe 10-game warmup for No. 3 Ohio State has come to an end.Now begins the most important, and difficult, two weeks of the regular season for the Buckeyes, starting with Michigan State on Saturday. The forthcoming game has been circled on the schedules of college football fans since the season began in August when both teams were ranked in the top five of the AP poll. Anticipation hit its peak during Weeks 4 and 5, as the Buckeyes and Spartans occupied the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the AP poll, respectively. The matchup began to lose some of its luster ever since, especially on Nov. 7 when the Spartans fell to Nebraska 39-38 on the road. Even though it is no longer a meeting of unbeatens, there is still a lot of hype about a game between two top-10 teams with major implications on who advances to the Big Ten Championship Game. Here is a look at the 2015 Spartans. Can Connor still cook? Redshirt senior quarterback Connor Cook is an integral part of Michigan State’s success, but unfortunately for coach Mark Dantonio and his team, there are questions surrounding Cook coming into Saturday’s contest. Cook did not play in the second half of the Spartans’ 24-7 win over Maryland because of an apparent shoulder injury. The Hinckley, Ohio, native took two major hits in the first quarter. On the second one, Cook was slow to get up and visibly favored his right shoulder. He stayed in the game but his arm strength was clearly diminished. The decision to trade his helmet for a headset in the second half was more a precautionary one, Cook said after the game. Both Dantonio and Cook downplayed concerns about the redshirt senior’s availability against OSU, but there is reason to wonder how effective he will be able to be. For a quarterback, an injury to the shoulder is about the worst place, besides maybe to the hand, to be ailing. It’s highly likely that Cook suits up — on Monday, multiple OSU players said they are preparing as if Cook will play — but questions of whether he can he still be the same guy who ranks 28th nationally in passing yards and has a 32-4 record as a starter are legitimate. Everything Michigan State does offensively revolves around Cook’s ability to distribute the football so efficiently. Cook has talent on the outside, namely senior wide receivers Macgarrett Kings Jr. and Aaron Burbridge, who have combined for well over half of the Spartans’ receiving yards, but if his arm isn’t able to deliver the football with the same zip to these players, the offense is vulnerable.The Spartans’ rushing attack has taken steps backward this season with the loss of Jeremy Langford to the NFL, as it ranks 92nd nationally. So, if Cook cannot be his normal self, meaning a larger reliance on the run game, the Spartans could struggle mightily to put up points against the vaunted OSU defense. Reviving the old recipe The old recipe for Spartan success was typical smash-mouth football: a strong run game to set up nothing more than an effective passing game, complemented by an imposing defense to win low-scoring affairs. This has worked incredibly well for Dantonio and Michigan State since he took the helm in 2007. However, the past two years have seen the program veer slightly away from this formula to a more wide-open offense spearheaded by Cook with really good, but not great, defenses — especially this season. The Spartans’ defense has not been the feared unit it has in the past yet this season. It can partly be attributed to injuries in the secondary, but even so, the defense’s performance against Maryland might be what it needed to regain its old mojo. The Spartans have held opponents below 20 points just twice: the Terrapins last week (24-7) and Central Michigan in Week 4 (30-10). However, the old, dominating defense re-emerged against Maryland. The Spartans, who are led by redshirt junior linebacker Riley Bullough, limited the Terrapins to 289 yards total offense, about 100 fewer than OSU allowed. They also forced five turnovers: three interceptions and two fumbles. The latter statistic — turnovers — will be an area where the Michigan State defense will need to repeat its success against OSU, especially because the Buckeyes have been slightly turnover prone this season. The Scarlet and Gray have turned the ball over in each of their past three games, including twice last week against Illinois. For Michigan State to have a real shot at upsetting OSU, the Spartans’ defense will need to be able to generate turnovers, and the offense will have to capitalize on the extra possessions. Beyond the BuckeyesFollowing Saturday’s tilt against OSU, Michigan State is scheduled to return to East Lansing, Michigan, for its final game of the regular season against Penn State. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

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Children should be taught terror message of Run Hide Tell says Scotland

first_img 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. “The need to share the Run, Hide, Tell messaging in the same way I had stranger danger, I think for me is exceptionally important.” The Government launched its ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ campaign in 2015, soon after the Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed during a series of gun and bomb attacks and restaurants, bars and a concert hall.The terrorism threat level has been judged severe in Britain for the past three years, meaning an attack is considered highly likely.DAC D’Orsi told the World Counter Terror Congress in London: “When I was at school, everybody used to talk about stranger danger and that was the sort of buzz phrase and it’s still a thing I remember today.“Run Hide Tell, for me that messaging needs to be to children as well as to the broader public. If we take a lot of our crowded places, and some of the places that you will work in. We know that at keys times they are a hub that attracts a lot of young people to go to those places.center_img Children must be taught how to deal with a major terrorist attack in the same way they have been told to be wary of strangers, a senior Scotland Yard officer has said.The Government’s campaign telling members of the public how to keep safe if they are caught in a Paris-style rampage must also be taught to children.Asst Dept Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, the National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman for protective security, said any terrorist attack on a crowded building or busy public space is likely to affect a large number of young people as well as adults.last_img read more

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EuroMillions results UK ticket holder wins £58 million jackpot

Two people each won £1 million with the Millionaire Maker codes MKMX93751 and VKMR86851.Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated £15 million.The £121m jackpot win in April was the third highest total ever won in the UK.That total was still some distance shy of the amount won by Scottish couple Colin and Chris Weir, whose ticket helped them scoop over £160m in 2011.Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Suffolk, also took home more than £148 million in August 2012. A single UK ticket has won the £57.9 million jackpot in Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw, Camelot has said.The winning numbers were 03, 08, 26, 33 and 45 with the Lucky Stars 07 and 10.One UK ticket was the only one to match all seven numbers, earning its owner £57,975,367.70.Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “We have another multimillion-pound EuroMillions jackpot winner here in the UK, just a few months on from a £121 million winner.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”Players are urged to check their tickets and, rest assured, we have plenty of champagne on ice ready to celebrate.” 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. read more

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Send Mark Zuckerberg a message on Facebook for 100

first_imgIf you aren’t Facebook friends with Mark Zuckerberg, sending him a message will toss it into his inbox’s Other folder, which — based on his stature and for the amount of messages we can only imagine he receives every day — is the equivalent of a Spam trap. However, if you feel your message is extremely pressing, you can put your money where your typing fingers are and pony up $100 to have your message delivered to his normal Inbox.Mashable reports that only users who aren’t one of Zuckerberg’s 16 million followers get the option to drop a c-note to bypass the Other box, though that could just be coincidental.Back in December 2012, Facebook rolled out a similar messaging plan as a form of market test. For just a buck, people you didn’t know could message your main inbox. Though the test service was significantly cheaper than the $100 required to message Zuck, it worked pretty much the same way, allowing messages to bypass the Other box and go straight to the main inbox. However, you’re not Mark Zuckerberg, so your inbox was only worth one percent of what his is.Facebook commented on the price of the Zuckmail, and amusingly said that they’re simply testing “some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.”What do you think? Is it worth $100 to send Mark Zuckerberg a meme portraying himself, or would you rather just live your life without making Zuckerberg manually delete your very expensive message before he even reads it?last_img read more

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Canadian Government issues TCI travel alert in aftermath of Hurricanes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 25, 2017 – Providenciales  – The UK is not the only major source market warning against travel to the TCI; Magnetic Media found that Global Affairs Canada is also advising its citizens not to travel to our islands unless necessary.“Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands, due to the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.”The concern for the Canadian Government is the damage caused after back to back hurricanes and the risk of Zika infection.   Our news organization is told that there are significant cancellations by guests; many are worried about Zika.The TCI had been able to contain the mosquito borne virus, since it was detected here in early 2016.   The feat of keeping new infections to nil is forgotten now though; mosquitoes are breeding fast and furious since Hurricane Irma hit on September 7.Also over the weekend the UK warned against all but essential travel to the TCI; that was soon amended to apply to only Grand Turk.   Canadians account for the second largest market and the fastest growing market of visitors to the country.We have reached out to the PDM Administration for comment on this string of concerning travel advisories; there has been no official comment.#MagneticMediaNews#traveladvisoriesforTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #traveladvisoriesforTCIlast_img read more

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All the new Sony Extra Bass speakers just announced

first_imgThe much bigger and more powerful GTK-XB72 also packs a light show and has some real kick to its bass. Both the XB72 and XB32 are compatible with Sony’s Fiestable app, which allows you to control the speakers with your voice and motion and create lighting effects, including flashing strobe lights. The XB32 delivers an impressive 24 hours of battery life and can charge mobile devices, while the XB72 has a built-in FM tuner.As for that aforementioned new outdoor party speaker, the GTK-PG10, it’s probably the most interesting speaker of the bunch.srs-xb32-black-vertical-with-main-largeEnlarge ImageThe SRS-XB32. Sony Sony says the GTK-PG10 spreads “high-power” sound with a dedicated “outdoor party mode.” With the top panels open, the built-in tweeters face upward and outward, delivering a more expansive soundstage in this mode. The GTK-PG10 is tripod-compatible, has a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 13 hours of listening, and has handles to make it easier to lug around. Like the XB72. It also has an FM tuner and is compatible with Sony’s Fiestable app, as well as the Sony Music Center app.Aside from the table and cup holders (yes, the top is water-resistant), the other extra is a mic input that allows for karaoke sessions. We’ll drink to that.I’ll let you know how these guys sound as soon I get some hands-on time with them and will have individual reviews of the models I like best after they ship. Pricing:SRS-XB12: $60SRS-XB22: $100SRS-XB32: $150GTK-XB72: $350GTK-PG10 $250For more info on individual models, click here.No word yet on international pricing (we’ll add it as soon as we get it).Available this spring CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Enlarge ImageNo, it’s not a grill, it’s Sony’s new GTK-PG10 outdoor party speaker. Sony Sony has once again refreshed its line of Extra Bass portable Bluetooth speakers with several new models, including one designed for tailgaters that will hold onto your beverages. All the new speakers ship this spring, with prices ranging from $60 to $350 (no word yet on international pricing).The entry-level SRS-XB12, which succeeds the XB10 (which I liked) is a micro Bluetooth speaker that has an integrated strap, while the step-up SRS-XB22 and SRS-XB32 models have integrated lights. All three of those speakers feature IP67 water and shock resistance. CES 2019 Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers Share your voice 1:07 Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 50 Photos Sony’s new portable wireless speakers at CES 2019 Tags Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 0 CES Productslast_img read more

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Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop

first_img Internet Services Tech Industry James Martin/CNET Facebook said Friday that it purchased a startup called GrokStyle, which uses artificial intelligence to help shoppers find furniture and home decor. “We are excited to welcome GrokStyle to Facebook,” Facebook spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said in a statement. “Their team and technology will contribute to our AI capabilities.” Furniture retailer Ikea uses technology developed by GrokStyle in its mobile app. Users snap a picture of a piece of furniture and the app shows them similar products they can purchase online. In a blog post, GrokStyle says it’s “moving on as a team” but doesn’t mention it was purchased by Facebook.”Our team and technology will live on, and we will continue using our AI to build great visual search experiences for retail,” GrokStyle said in the post. “As part of this next chapter, we are winding down our business.”The San Francisco startup, founded in 2015, does note on its LinkedIn page that it’s been acquired by Facebook. That page also says GrokStyle has between two and 10 employees. Facebook declined to say how much it spent to acquire GrokStyle. Bloomberg reported earlier about the acquisition. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game. 1 Facebook Share your voice Comment Tagslast_img read more

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Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S9 S10 Plus S10E S10 5G Whats new

first_img Display size, resolution To give a quick rundown on just the main S10 flagship line, the marquee phones are the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. Released on March 8, the S10 features a 6.1-inch display, three rear cameras and a single front-facing camera. The S10 Plus, meanwhile, is a bit larger with a 6.4-inch screen. The bigger display is accommodated with a higher-capacity battery (a 4,100-mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S10’s 3,400-mAh one). It, too, has three rear cameras, but Samsung added a second 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Both phones are larger than last year’s Galaxy S9, which had a 5.8-inch screen. The Galaxy S9 also only had a single 12-megapixel rear camera, a Snapdragon 845 processor and less expandable memory (up to 400GB compared to the Galaxy S10s’ 512GB). The Galaxy S9 had a smaller, third memory option, too. It had a 64GB tier, while the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus start at 128GB and 512GB, respectively. Connector  3:27 USB-C Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 64 Photos 5.8-inch; 2,960×1,440 pixels   Fingerprint sensor  Base price off-contract 4,100 mAh 550ppi 10-megapixel, 3D depth (HQVGA) Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA) Back $720, £739, AU$1,199 at launch Now playing: Watch this: 5.75 oz.; 163g  No Yes Samsung Galaxy S10 In-screen 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) 570ppi   Share your voice Headphone jack 512GB, 1TB Originally published Feb. 20, 2019Update, May 25: Adds Galaxy Fold news and Galaxy S10 5G testing with Verizon.Update, July 4: Adds Note 10 event.   8:44 3,400 mAh Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI Dimensions (millimeters) TBA TBA Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB, 512GB 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 6GB, 8GB Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5.29 oz.; 150g 6.17 oz.; 175g Front-facing camera  Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 16-megapixel, 12-megapixel Android 8.0 Oreo   Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Power button 505ppi 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm 4K 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm   Storage  522ppi Camera  10-megapixel 3,100 mAh USB-C Video capture  64GB, 128GB, 256GB  Dimensions (inches) Up to 512GB Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning   Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI 4K 6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels Now playing: Watch this: 4K Yes 8center_img 5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels Pixel density  4K Up to 512GB USB-C 8-megapixel 12-megapixel  6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31 in. 438ppi RAM  Up to 512GB 256GB 8GB Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core), or Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz octa-core)   Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI The Galaxy S10E, S10 and S10 Plus. Angela Lang/CNET Things have been a bit crazy for Samsung this year. On Aug. 7 it held its second Unpacked event to launch the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus phones. This is on top of the four standard flagships it already released — the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, the Galaxy S10 5G and the more affordable Galaxy S10E. The company also admitted that it rushed the development of its foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, leading Samsung to delay its sale to September.So if you’re just tuning in, the sheer number of new Galaxy phones that are available can be confusing, especially since Samsung’s flagship from last year, the popular Galaxy S9, is still being sold by retailers. TBA Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in.  Battery  3,000 mAh  Yes USB-C See Galaxy S10 5G’s jaw-dropping real-world speeds Samsung Galaxy S10E 10-megapixel Expandable storage  In-screen 4,500 mAh 8GB 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm 4K Samsung Event Android Update Mobile World Congress 2019 Mobile software  142 x 69.9 x 7.9mm 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Weight (ounces, grams)  New to the Galaxy lineup is the Galaxy S10E. Though it still has a premium $750 price tag, it’s not as expensive as the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus. With its 5.8-inch screen it’s slightly smaller than the rest and has a smaller-capacity 3,100-mAh battery. It only has dual rear cameras and, like the Galaxy S10, a single front-facing shooter.Lastly, there’s the Galaxy S10 5G. It has a 6.7-inch screen and works on high-speed 5G mobile networks, which will roll out in the US in earnest throughout this year and 2020. It launched first exclusively on Verizon, but T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint now sell it too. On the back is a whopping four-camera setup, which includes a 3D Depth camera.To see how these phones compare spec-by-spec, check out our chart below. And for a comparison of these phones with the even newer Note 10 phones, check out: Which Samsung Galaxy phone should you buy? We compare all 9 of them. Wireless PowerShare; 3D depth cameras (not for face unlock); water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 6.7-inch AMOLED 4GB  128GB, 256GB $750, £669, AU$1,199 Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI 5.53 oz.; 157g Yes Samsung Galaxy S9 8GB, 12GB Processor  $1,000, £899, $AU$1,499 Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curve $900, £799, AU$1,349 5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in. 6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in. 5.59 x 2.75 x 0.27 in. Galaxy S10 lineup 6.98 oz.; 198g Special features Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. USB-C Galaxy S10E vs. S10 vs. S10 Plus: What’s the difference? Comments Tags Up to 400GB Mobile Phones 5G Samsunglast_img read more

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Why Alaska judges dont raise campaign funds to continue to serve like

first_imgCampaign sign for a judge in Lexington Park, Maryland (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)Campaign sign for a judge in Lexington Park, Maryland (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)Did you ever wonder why you never see campaign signs for Alaska judges, like in other states?Listen Now There are 33 judges on this year’s election ballot. Yet probably none of them are producing radio and television ads, putting fliers in the mail, or taking out ads in the newspaper promoting their credentials as a judge and asking to remain on the bench. And, for sure, Alaska judges never accept large campaign contributions from lawyers, lobbyists, and special interest groups.Susan DiPietro is the executive director of the Alaska Judicial Council.“It’s pretty obvious in other states where judges campaign, the main contributors to the campaigns are lawyers,” DiPietro said. “At that point, when you would go to court, you wouldn’t know if the other person in court actually contributed to the campaign of that judge. That would be something to worry about. (The state of Alaska’s founders) wanted to avoid it. They also wanted to avoid judges campaigning and being sort of pressed into making certain promises about how they might rule in a certain case. It’s totally inappropriate and not fair.”DiPietro said the code of conduct for Alaska judges prohibits them from campaigning unless they are attacked.Former Alaska Supreme Court Justice Bud Carpeneti said members of the Constitutional Convention sixty years ago wanted to isolate judges from election politics.This collage of 2012 campaign yard signs for judges and other elected officials in upstate New York and western Vermont was featured in a blog hosted by North Country Public Radio. (Photo by Mark Kurtz, NCPR – New York)“Judges have to be primarily responsive to the law. They have to apply the law fairly,” Carpeneti said. “I think the founders wanted to get away from the notion that it would just be another political branch. Because, when you go into court, sometimes the unpopular side might be (the) side that has more legal merit and ought to win.”Carpeneti said Tom Stewart, a territorial legislator and secretary to the Constitutional Convention, traveled around the country to research how other states did things. He came back with something called the merit selection plan or the Missouri Plan.DiPietro said 38 states use merit selection to fill some or all of their judicial vacancies.A non-partisan panel would interview and thoroughly vet judicial applicants, and then hold public hearings. The Governor would essentially be the political component representing the people while making the final selection from a short-list of best-qualified nominees. During retention elections held later, voters have a direct say on whether they think each judge is still doing a good job.“So, the Council’s process really starts a whole year in advance,” DiPietro said.The Alaska Judicial Council is the non-partisan panel responsible for putting all judicial applicants and sitting judges through a fine-tooth comb.“The Council tries to determine how a judge performed in office, over their last term in office by surveying people who have appeared in front of that judge,” DiPietro said. “So, the idea is that the people who have been in the judge’s courtroom, read the judge’s decisions, those are the people who are going to give the Council the most up-to-date information about the judge’s performance.”DiPietro said the Alaska Judicial Council is recommending that all 33 judges on the ballot this year be retained.“It’s a lot more than usual and that’s just really a coincidence,” DiPietro said. “It’s almost half of the judges sitting in Alaska right now.”But voters won’t have to decide on each and every judge. They only have to consider the two Supreme Court justices, a Court of Appeals judge, and the Superior and District Court judges in their particular area or judicial district.The judges up for retention in the First Judicial District are:Superior Court Judge David George, who was a private attorney in Juneau and Sitka before he was appointed to the bench in Sitka in 2007.Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg, who was a public defender in Kodiak and Juneau and a private attorney before he was appointed to the bench in Juneau in 2007.Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens, who worked as a public defender and a prosecutor before he was appointed to the bench in Ketchikan in 2000. Stephens, also the presiding judge for Southeast Alaska, frequently travels to hear cases in many smaller communities.District Court Judge Thomas Nave, who worked in the Public Defender Agency as an attorney and deputy director, and as a private attorney before being appointed to the bench in Juneau in 2010. He presides over the Therapeutic Court which helps defendants overcome their addictions.The election pamphlet contains a brief biography of each judge up for retention. (Photo by Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau)Voters can check out those surveys, or what attorneys, peace officers, social service professionals, jurors and courthouse employees think of each judge in the election pamphlet that arrived in mailboxes recently. Judges are rated on legal ability, impartiality, integrity, temperament and diligence. You can also check out those surveys at knowyouralaskajudges.comCarpeneti, who served as a judge and justice for a total of 31 years, came up for a retention vote several times.“It’s a little bit of a scary process because during the course of a judge’s term – let’s say a trial judge on the Superior Court, that’s a 6 year term – you’re going to make thousands of decisions. In every one of those cases, pretty much someone will have won and someone will have lost,” Carpeneti said. “So, there’s the potential for thousands of individuals or corporations or whoever the litigants are to be upset with your ruling.”Once a special interest group begins campaigning against retention of a particular judge – such as what’s happening with two Alaska Supreme Court justices on the ballot this year – then that judge can mount a defensive campaign.“Even there, it’s a little bit difficult because a judge has to keep a little bit removed from the operation of the campaign with the understanding that if the judge is retained, he or she is going to going to have to make decisions in the future,” Carpeneti said. “So, there is definitely some distance between the judge and the people that do the organizing on his or her behalf.”DiPietro recommended that voters consider each judge’s performance and body of work and not whether they agree or disagree with the outcome of a single case.last_img read more

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BJP returns Akbaruddins fire

first_imgHyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday warned AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi against allegedly giving hate speech against Hindu community in the country. Reacting to a speech by the AIMIM MLA which hit the headlines on Wednesday, BJP State chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said, “the BJP condemns the unprovoked and un-instigated hate speech in Telangana the other day which is not warranted.” Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us He said there was no reason, no one challenged him and there was no incident that calls for such a speech against the majority community. But, the Majlis leader goes to his old ways to threaten the majority community of the nation, to destabilise peace and tranquillity in the State. He should mend his ways before it is too late for this kind of utterances and threats to the Hindu community which will have serious consequences, he added. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Rao asked Akbaruddin what does he mean when he said fear has to be instilled? “What do you intend to do to instil fear into Hindus? What is your plan of action and what is your agenda? Do you want to create communal violence? When you threaten Hindus or an entire nation, do you want to be allowed to have that agenda? A polarised agenda and a divisive agenda,” he questioned. Advertise With Us The BJP leader said the issue would surely be brought to the notice of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He reminded how Shah had pointed out to the Majlis MP Asaduddin Owaisi when he was raising objection in the parliament to first change his mindset of fear and insecurity and that would make him see everything in good light. Rao said, “this nation is a tolerant one. It shall not mean it is a weakness. You (Akabaruddin Owaisi) should stop playing around. Otherwise, the BJP warns, you will face serious consequences.”last_img read more

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How much money is Air India losing due to closure of Pakistan

first_imgHAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty ImagesThe closure of airspace by Pakistan for all international flights has hurt Air India the most. The national carrier is reportedly losing Rs 3 crore every day due to re-routing or cancellation of its flights to the UK and the US. The losses roughly sum up to more than Rs 60 crore for Air India ever since Pakistan closed its airspace post the IAF attack on February 26.India and Pakistan had ordered for closure of their respective airspaces, shutting down various domestic airports after the hostilities between the neighbours over the Pulwama attack that led to the killing of 40 CRPF personnel. However, India opened its airspace within hours post the IAF strike while Pakistan is still hesitant and has only partially opened its airspace.400 international flights affected daily?The decision by the Pakistani government, according to Flightradar24.com, has hit almost 400 flights that use its airspace on a daily basis.Air India has cancelled or diverted a majority of flights that it operates to the US and the UK using Pakistan airspace over the last 20 days, DNA reported. The national carrier operates 66 such flights every week to Europe and 33 to North America, according to CNN Traveller.Air India has also suspended its flights to Birmingham due to the Pakistani government’s decision describing it as “extraordinary circumstances.” There are six such flights from New Delhi and Amritsar in a week.The flight duration, as a result of re-routing, has also gone up by at least three hours. This has put an additional revenue burden due to additional fuel usage and more work for the airline crew. India’s national carrier has consequently ordered its inactive staff to report to overcome the crisis. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:55Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:54?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Pakistan’s airspace remains generally closed to transiting flights. The green highlighted routes are available for transit. The pink routes are Notam’d available, but unusable as they transit to the Mumbai FIR, which is closed to flights to/from Pakistan. https://t.co/9NeSPvJkSy pic.twitter.com/3sva2FphDp — Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 18, 2019 Indian Air Force jets ‘bomb Pak terror camps across LoC ‘ in pre-dawn strikecenter_img Close Congestion in air traffic over Mumbai risks collisions A majority of the flights whose routes have been diverted due to Pakistan’s airspace closure have been directed to Mumbai which has resulted in air traffic congestion. In fact, it was recently reported that the congestion almost led to a mid-air crash. A timely collision warning saved the airlines from crashing.When AF253 SGN-CDG nearly collided in midair with EY290 AUH-KTM on 15 Mar 0810UTC Watch this @flightradar24 12x FF replay of Etihad A320 avoiding Air France B77W after TCAS warning Heavy congestion at Mumbai ATC due closure of Pakistan airspace for most overflights. pic.twitter.com/3IqAzz60Ir— Kunda Dixit (@kundadixit) March 18, 2019last_img read more

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Uncharted 4 in development for PS4 The Last of US Left Behind

first_imgIf the release of the PlayStation 4 wasn’t exciting enough for fans due to the lack of compelling launch software, then Naughty Dog has some reassuring news. Uncharted 4 is currently in development exclusively for the PS4.If you’re more of a fan of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog has you covered as well, and revealed the game’s upcoming campaign DLC, titled Left Behind.There are virtually no details for Uncharted 4, other than the above teaser. It features a seemingly unfamiliar voice telling a tale of what sounds like revenge, presumably to be taken out against our beloved hero Nathan Drake. Naughty Dog said it’ll reveal some real details soon, but just knowing Uncharted is headed to the PS4 is fantastic news on its own.On the PS3 front, The Last of Us will be getting a new campaign DLC entitled Left Behind. The trailer can be watched below.Left Behind is a prequel of sorts to the story in The Last of Us proper. You’ll play as Ellie (the role reprised by Ashley Johnson) attending a boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone before she meets Joel, the game’s grizzled protagonist. Instead of Joel, Ellie will tag along with her best friend Riley, who is featured in the Dark Horse comics series.You can pre-order Left Behind starting on November 19 from the PlayStation Store, but it doesn’t yet have a solid release date; Naughty Dog is citing the release as sometime in early 2014. Left Behind will cost $15, but is included in the TLOU season pass you can purchase on the PlayStation Store.If you’re disappointed that Naughty Dog returned to Uncharted on the PS4 instead of TLOU — remember that The Last of Us is seen as a standalone piece. It should be, too, because a continuation of Joel and Ellie’s story would cheapen the overall narrative. The prequel DLC should be fine in that Ellie’s story climaxes once Joel is involved, but there is a little room for worry regarding the integrity of the narrative anyway. We’ll know for sure after that early 2014 date hits.last_img read more

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What its like using the Owl car security camera

first_imgWhen you get a new car, and you’re feeling like a star, the first thing you’re probably going to do is ghost ride it. This is where the Owl camera can come in.I’ve been testing Owl, an always-on, two-way camera that records everything that’s happening inside and outside of your car all day, every day for the last couple of weeks.The Owl camera is designed to monitor your car for break-ins, collisions and police stops. Owl can also be used to capture fun moments (see above) on the road or beautiful scenery, simply by saying, ‘Ok, presto.’If Owl senses a car accident, it automatically saves the video to your phone, including the 10 seconds before and after the accident. Also, if someone is attracted to your car because of the camera and its blinking green light, and proceeds to steal it, Owl will give you another one.For 24 hours, you can view your driving and any other incidents that happened during the day. You can also, of course, save footage to your phone so you can watch it after 24 hours.Setting it upThe two-way camera plugs into your car’s on-board diagnostics port (Every car built after 1996 has one), and takes just a few minutes to set up. The camera tucks right in between the dashboard and windshield. Once it’s hooked up, you can access your car’s camera anytime via the Owl mobile app.I was a bit skeptical about the ease with which I’d be able to install the camera, but it was actually pretty easy. From opening the box to getting the camera up and running, it took fewer than ten minutes.Accessing the footageThis is where it can get a little tricky. If you want to save footage after the fact, Owl requires that you be physically near the camera. That meant I had to put on real clothes and walk outside to my car to access the footage from the past 24 hours in order to connect to the Owl’s Wi-Fi. Eventually, however, Owl says it will be possible to access that footage over LTE.But that wasn’t my only qualm with footage access. Once I tried to download the footage, the app would often crash or only download a portion of the footage I requested. This, however, should be easily fixable, given Owl is set up for over-the-air updates. In fact, Owl told me the company is aware of that issue and is releasing a fix this week. If I want to see the live footage, though, that’s easy to access.NotificationsOwl is set up to let you know if and when something happens to your car while you’re not there. My Owl’s out-of-the-box settings were set to high sensitivity, which meant I received notifications if a car simply drove by. Changing the settings to a lower sensitivity fixed the annoyance of too many notifications.Since installing the Owl camera, there hasn’t been a situation in which I was notified of any nefarious behavior happening in or around my car. But I do rest assured knowing that if something does happen, I’ll be notified right away and will be able to see live footage of whatever it is that’s happening.My understanding is that most of the dash cams on the market aren’t set up to give you 24/7 video access, nor are they designed to be updatable over the air. The best-selling dash cam on Amazon, for example, is a one-way facing camera with collision detection, but it’s not always on. That one retails for about $100 while Amazon’s Choice is one that costs just $47.99, and comes with Wi-Fi to enable real-time viewing and video playback.Owl is much more expensive than its competition, retailing at $299, with LTE service offered at $10 per month. Currently, Owl is only available as a bundle for $349, which includes one year of the LTE service.Unlike Owl’s competition, however, the device is always on, due to the fact it plugs into your car’s OMD port. That’s the main, most attractive differentiator for me. To be clear, while the Owl does suck energy from your car’s battery, it’s smart enough to know when it needs to shutdown. Last weekend, I didn’t drive my car for over 24 hours, so Owl shut itself down to ensure my battery wasn’t dead once I came back.Owl, which launched last month, has $18 million in funding from Defy Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Capital and others. The company was founded by Andy Hodge, a former product lead at Apple and executive at Dropcam, and Nathan Ackerman, who formerly led development for Microsoft’s HoloLens.P.S. I was listening to “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B in the GIF above.last_img read more

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3 vehicles collide in Poort Road

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 3 vehicles have been involved in a collision in Poort Road.2 cars and a van crashed into each other.Public Safety and towing services responded to the scene.No injuries were sustained.last_img

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