Moroccan Labor Unions Boycott Labor Day Celebrations

By Hicham BenlahcenRabat- For the first time in history no celebrations to be held on 1st May 2015 in Morocco. The Moroccan labour unions have called for the boycott of Labour Day celebration this year as a strong protest against the government “irresponsible policy and the wage freeze.” The decision that has been taken by the three major unions CDT (confederation démocratique du travail), UMT ( Union Marocain du Travail), and FDT ( Federation démocratique du Travail) , and was adopted by the rest of the labor unions in the country, will certainly shed light on the whole social situation in Morocco, and will have consequences if not taken seriously by the government.In a short interview, Noubir Amaoui , the General Secretary of the CDT labour union, has openly criticized the government “unpopular policy” and has explained that the call for the boycott is a an “expression of anger” by the labour movement in Morocco. read more

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Toronto reacts to Raptors clinching NBA finals berth

Raptors fans were also spotted along King Street between John Street and University Avenue, cheering and chanting to celebrate the historic win.Several streetcars were delayed due to the heavy crowds leaving the Raptors games.Toronto police confirmed to CityNews no arrests were made on Saturday night in connection with the celebrations. Expect longer than normal travel times on 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas routes due to heavy crowd from Raptors game in downtown core.— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) May 26, 2019The city will have only a handful of days to recover before the Raptors host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Yonge Dundas Square was quickly shut down by police, with traffic being diverted at Victoria Street.#Toronto fans are celebrating the @raptors first trip to the NBA finals in Yonge Dundas Square! #WeTheNorth #Game6 pic.twitter.com/J4dVIoiXV8— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) May 26, 2019The national anthem could be heard down Front Street as fans were let out of the game. Cars honked, exhilarated fans chanted and long lines formed outside bars and restaurants on the streets of Toronto well into the night Saturday after the Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks to clinch the NBA Eastern Conference final 4-2.The Raptors will play in the NBA Finals for the first time after beating the Bucks 100-94 in a historic game that saw thousands of fans spill out of Jurassic Park, the outdoor fan zone, and into the streets that surround Scotiabank Arena.A sea of fans chanted “We the North” and “Let’s go Raptors” while police cars, TTC buses and streetcars honked in celebration.“I’m so pumped. I’m so happy, but so tired from cheering,” said 22-year-old Jesse Fairbloom outside the arena. “Getting home is going to be nuts.” read more

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Belt sampling on horizontal or inclined conveyor belts with an angle of

first_imgIM’s October issue will include a review of the latest ideas and technologies in conveying. For sampling from conveyors, the True-Belt® Sampler offers sampling theory compliance and ensures a truly representative sample, according to Multotec. Developed by Multotec in collaboration with Dr D Francois-Bongarcon, the sampler’s design is based on existing go-belt technology. This innovative sampler incorporates several design features which guarantee the structural absence and impossibility of sample bias.Rolf Steinhaus, Director – Multotec Process Equipment, says the upgraded design used for the True-Belt Sampler is based on an in-depth analysis of any bias triggered mechanisms. “In this further improved cross belt design, the material is sampled only after it has been removed from the belt in a manner that gives every fragment originally on the belt the same probability of ultimate selection into the sample. This equi-probability is known as the condition that guarantees no-bias according to Pierre Gy’s sampling and heterogeneity theories,” he explains.The sampler design complies with international sampling standards and is suitable for conveyor belt widths from 450 to 2,400 mm. It can be installed on horizontal or inclined conveyor belts with an angle of up to 18° and is will suit various troughing idlers. It is a direct drive unit with a geared brake motor and a dedicated brake controller panel and adjustable timer. Where applications dictate, a long and durable stainless steel or manganese steel sampler plough will be used.Sampling using the True-Belt Sampler can be either mass- or time-based, and the system is supplied complete with exaggerated housing and a rubber or polyurethane skirting and curtains to prevent spillages of agitated materials. It can be adapted to allow sampling of most conveyed materials.Steinhaus warns that one needs to be mindful of the rejects handling required after this primary sampling step. “The True-Belt Sampler is engineered to suit individual application requirements, and can be easily mounted along individual sections of conveyor. When installed correctly for retrofit projects minimal modification is required to the plant.”last_img read more

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Democracys cradle rocking the world

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On Thursday, the whole world was watching Greece as its parliament voted to pass a divisive package of austerity measures that could have critical ramifications for the global financial system. It may come as a surprise that this tiny tip of the Balkan Peninsula could command such attention. We usually think of Greece as the home of Plato and Pericles, its real importance lying deep in antiquity. But this is hardly the first time that to understand Europe’s future you need to turn away from the big powers at the centre of the continent and look closely at what is happening in Athens. For the past 200 years, Greece has been at the forefront of Europe’s evolution. In the 1820s, as it waged a war of independence against the Ottoman Empire, Greece became an early symbol of escape from the prison house of empire.For Philhellenes, its resurrection represented the noblest of causes. “In the great morning of the world,” Shelley wrote in ‘Hellas’, his poem about the country’s struggle for independence, “Freedom’s splendour burst and shone!” Victory would mean liberty’s triumph not only over the Turks but also over all those dynasts who had kept so many Europeans enslaved. Germans, Italians, Poles and Americans flocked to fight under the Greek blue and white for the sake of democracy. And within a decade, the country won its freedom. Over the next century, the radically new combination of constitutional democracy and ethnic nationalism that Greece embodied spread across the continent, culminating in “the peace to end all peace” at the end of the First World War, when the Ottoman, Hapsburg and Russian empires disintegrated and were replaced by nation-states. In the aftermath of the First World War, Greece again paved the way for Europe’s future. Only now it was democracy’s dark side that came to the fore. In a world of nation-states, ethnic minorities like Greece’s Muslim population and the Orthodox Christians of Asia Minor were a recipe for international instability. In the early 1920s, Greek and Turkish leaders decided to swap their minority populations, expelling some two million Christians and Muslims in the interest of national homogeneity. The Greco-Turkish population exchange was the largest such organised refugee movement in history to that point and a model that the Nazis and others would point to later for displacing peoples in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and India. It is ironic, then, that Greece was in the vanguard of resistance to the Nazis, too. In the winter of 1940-41, it was the first country to fight back effectively against the Axis powers, humiliating Mussolini in the Greco-Italian war while the rest of Europe cheered. And many cheered again a few months later when a young left-wing resistance fighter named Manolis Glezos climbed the Acropolis one night with a friend and pulled down a swastika flag that the Germans had recently unfurled. (Almost 70 years later, Mr Glezos would be tear-gassed by the Greek police while protesting the austerity program.) Ultimately, however, Greece succumbed to German occupation. Nazi rule brought with it political disintegration, mass starvation and, after liberation, the descent of the country into outright civil war between Communist and anti-Communist forces. Only a few years after Hitler’s defeat, Greece found itself in the centre of history again, as a front line in the cold war. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman used the intensifying civil war there to galvanise Congress behind the Truman Doctrine and his sweeping peacetime commitment of American resources to fight Communism and rebuild Europe. Suddenly elevated into a trans-Atlantic cause, Greece now stood for a very different Europe – one that had crippled itself by tearing itself apart, whose only path out of the destitution of the mid-1940s was as a junior partner with Washington. As the dollars poured in, American advisers sat in Athens telling Greek policy makers what to do and American napalm scorched the Greek mountains as the Communists were put to flight. European political and economic integration was supposed to end the weakness and dependency of the divided continent, and here, too, Greece was an emblem of a new phase in its history. The fall of Greece’s military dictatorship in 1974 not only brought the country full membership in what would become the European Union; it also (along with the transitions in Spain and Portugal at the same time) prefigured the global democratisation wave of the 1980s and ’90s, first in South America and Southeast Asia and then in Eastern Europe. And it gave the European Union the taste for enlargement and the ambition to turn itself from a small club of wealthy Western European states into a voice for the newly democratic continent as a whole, extending far to the south and east. And now today, after the euphoria of the 1990s has faded and a new modesty sets in among the Europeans, it falls again to Greece to challenge the mandarins of the European Union and to ask what lies ahead for the continent. The European Union was supposed to shore up a fragmented Europe, to consolidate its democratic potential and to transform the continent into a force capable of competing on the global stage. It is perhaps fitting that one of Europe’s oldest and most democratic nation-states should be on the new front line, throwing all these achievements into question. For we are all small powers now, and once again Greece is in the forefront of the fight for the future. Mark Mazower is a professor of history at Columbia University. Source: New York Timeslast_img read more

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1 killed 1 hospitalized in Plantation car crash

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – An elderly woman was killed and a man was taken to the hospital after, officials said, their cars collided in Plantation, Wednesday afternoon.Police and dire rescue crews responded to the scene of the crash along the 4800 block of Broward Boulevard, at around 2 p.m.Officials said a Nissan and an Infiniti were involved in the accident.The woman was pronounced dead ta the scene. The other victim, a man in his late 20s, was transported to Plantation General Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.Westbound lanes of Broward Boulevard remain shut down as police investigate.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this breaking story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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TMobile Super Bowl 2019 ad goes for your stomach with vow of

first_img pic.twitter.com/isviUtoSdS— Jewels (@Jewels60618) February 4, 2019 🌮 What 🌮 is 🌮 everyone 🌮 eating 🌮 next 🌮 Tuesday?! 🌮Free tacos with @TacoBell for #TMobileTuesdays customers. #AreYouWithUs pic.twitter.com/pLKkCV9jBW— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 4, 2019 Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Harrison Ford, The Dude, the Backstreet Boys and more Avengers, Captain Marvel, Twilight Zone: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers Super Bowl 2019: New Avengers: Endgame trailer shows heroes at their best Super Bowl 2019 commercials: Watch them all here Super Bowl 2019 memes: Game of Thrones, SpongeBob, Adam Levine’s nipples SpongeBob SquarePants barely shows up at Super Bowl 2019 halftime show See all of our Super Bowl coverage One of T-Mobile’s competitors went the humor-meets-celebrity route. In a Sprint ad released before the game, multi-sport star Bo Jackson showed up holding a mermaid clutching a keytar with a “bird horse” flapping over his shoulder, promoting the idea that Sprint delivers the “best of both worlds.”First published Feb. 3, 5 p.m. PT. Update, 5:56 p.m: Adds free Lyft credit offer. Most Super Bowl ads go for viewers’ eyeballs, and sometimes appeal to their hearts. This Super Bowl, T-Mobile decided to go for viewers’ stomachs. The telecommunications company announced that its customers can go to Taco Bell once a week and get a free taco, courtesy of T-Mobile. Super Bowl 2019 Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Legit the best commercial I’ve seen so far on the #SuperBowlLlll— Alice Himee 👑 @ twitch (@PervychuCos) February 4, 2019 That wasn’t the end of the freebies. A third-quarter ad showing a misunderstood message from a Lyft driver revealed that T-Mobile users can redeem a $10 Lyft ride credit, beginning Tuesday using the T-Mobile Tuesdays App. Super Bowl 2019 Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailer My husband wants me to run Out & get him some 🌮🌮🌮! Hell, I’m #MexiCAN I can make my own, but then again, FREE IS FREE! 😆— KharmynBaby (@BabyKharmyn) February 4, 2019 More Super Bowl Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar TV and Moviescenter_img reading • T-Mobile Super Bowl 2019 ad goes for your stomach with vow of free tacos • T-Mobile aired a number of ads showing humorous text exchanges. In one, a texter hesitates to express a meal preference (one wants tacos, one wants sushi), and the free taco deal is revealed. For the foreseeable future, qualifying T-Mobile customers can redeem the offer via the app and Taco Bell’s website, and then pick up the free crunchy or soft seasoned beef taco at a nearby Taco Bell.Some taco fans were ready to eat. “Legit the best commercial I’ve seen so far on the #SuperBowlLlll,” tweeted one person. Share your voice T-Mobile Nobody says bae anymore 😂— Kevin Eusebio (@kevineusebio) February 4, 2019 0 See All Post a comment Tags But not everyone was gobbling up the ad. “You paid $5.2 million on a Super Bowl commercial for that?” snarked one Twitter user. May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot You paid $5.2 million on a Super Bowl commercial for that? Lol— Isaac (@techmobileguy) February 4, 2019last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday Oct 12 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowAmid a shortage of hospital beds, psychiatric patients put in jails Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA small number of Alaskans experiencing psychiatric crises are being diverted from healthcare facilities to Department of Corrections facilities.Ex-hospital officials claim whistleblowing led to firingAssociated PressTwo former executives of one of Alaska’s largest hospitals claim they lost their jobs for trying to stop illegal billing practices and raising other concerns.BBNC will remain neutral on Ballot Measure 1Avery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamAs the midterm elections approach, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation will remain neutral on Ballot Measure 1.Census Bureau looking for rural Alaskans to help with the next big countAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelOne of the most important tools for ensuring government representation and the distribution of federal funds relies on neighbors counting neighbors. The 2020 United States Census is more than a year away but government officials are already planning.‘It’s become politicized’: advocates give notice of lawsuit to clean up Fairbanks airTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThree environmental groups announced Wednesday they intend to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency for what they say is its failure to require the Fairbanks North Star Borough to reduce air pollution.‘What Happened in Craig’: Trying to piece together one of the state’s most perplexing murder mysteriesCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIt was the end of the fishing season in 1982 in tiny Craig, Alaska. The town was full of fishing boats and fishermen, and after a night of celebrating, nobody could find 28-year-old Mark Coulthurst, his boat — the Investor — or his crew, kids or wife, who was pregnant.Elders and Youth, AFN kick off in Anchorage next weekZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe 35th annual Elders and Youth conference begins Monday at the Denai’ina Convention Center in Anchorage, followed by the Alaska Federation of Natives later in the week.AK: Ketchikan students focus on ‘Sense of Place’ in Indigenous Peoples Day celebrationLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanMonday marked the second year for Alaskans to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than the federal Columbus Day holiday. In Ketchikan, the local UAS Campus Library hosted a celebration of Indigenous culture.49 Voices: Gloria Johnson of AnchorageKirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Gloria Johnson in Anchorage. Johnson is the superintendent of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River.last_img read more

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Tamil Nadu education minister Sengottaiyan advocates for colourcoded caste bands in schools

first_imgKA SengottaiyanTwitterAs Tamil Nadu is facing severe criticism for imposing colour coded wristbands for school students based on their caste, the state education minister KA Sengottaiyan said that there won’t be any ban on such practises.The students in Tamil Nadu has been facing caste discrimination and were being asked to wear wrist bands and ’tilaks’ on their forehead to mark their caste. To stop this heinous crime, the state education department had issued a circular to all Chief Educational Officers (CEO) and District Education Officers (DEO) on June 31 warning of strict actions against school authorities for holding such practices. Circular issued by Tamil Nadu education department Director S KannappanTwitterThe circular was issued by the Director of School Education S Kannappan, who said that wristbands of different colours and tilak were used as caste markers. He said that such practices were supposedly being used for sports team selection, reassembling during class and lunch intervals. “Allegedly, these practices are enforced by students themselves and supported by influential caste persons and teachers,” read the circular.The circular was issued based on a representation given by IAS officer trainees of 2018 batch to the government over the caste discrimination that was prevalent in many schools in different parts of Tamil Nadu.However, the education minister and AIADMK leader seem to be advocating for these discriminatory practises as he said that there will be no ban on the use of these wristbands at schools and has denied of such existing practises in the state.He said that the circular was issued without his knowledge and schools will continue to function as they did before the circular was issued. His controversial statement makes sure that caste discrimination is likely to continue in the state without any disruption.BJP national secretary H Raja had opposed against the circular issued by the education department, calling it as anti-Hindu. He also asked for action against the officer who issued the circular banning caste-discrimination practices without the knowledge of education minister.”The circular even bans a tilaka on the forehead. How can a government ban Hindu symbols? When you allow crosses to be worn and you don’t ban pardha, how can the government do this?” He also welcomed the AIADMK government’s opposition over the circular..last_img read more

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Apple Closes in on 1 Trillion Market Cap After Beating Q3 Earnings

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Apple is ever-so-close to becoming the first U.S. company worth more than $1 trillion: The company closed in on the magic number on Tuesday in after-hours trading after posting better-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended June 30.In addition to consumers buying more expensive iPhones, the results were also positively impacted by a growth in Apple Music and other services, with Apple CEO Tim Cook telling investors that he was excited about the company’s plans for TV.Apple ended the trading day with a market cap of $935.3 billion. Investors sent the company’s stock up $7.31, or close to 4%, in after-hours trading.The company generated $53.3 billion in revenue during the quarter ending June 30, compared to $45.4 billion during the same quarter last year. The company’s net income for the quarter was $11.52 billion compared to $8.72 billion a year ago. This translated to diluted earnings per share of $2.34, compared to $1.67 during the same quarter in 2017. Analysts had expected earnings per share of $2.18 on $52.37 billion in revenue.The results had Cook cheering: “We’re thrilled to report Apple’s best June quarter ever, and our fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth,” he said in a press release. “Our Q3 results were driven by continued strong sales of iPhone, Services, and Wearables, and we are very excited about the products and services in our pipeline.”Apple sold 41.3 million iPhones during the quarter, compared to 41 million a year ago. More importantly, consumers kept buying more expensive iPhones this quarter, with the average sales price rising to $724, up from $606 last year. Cook said the more expensive iPhone, X, was once again the most popular iPhone model this quarter. “It has been the top-selling iPhone since the launch,” he said.iPad sales were also up slightly, to the tune of 11.55 million compared to 11.42 million during the same quarter last year.Also significant is a continued growth in the company’s non-hardware revenue: Apple generated $9.55 billion with services during its fiscal Q3, compared to $7.23 billion a year ago. This segment includes Apple Music and App Store sales as well as Apple Care and iCloud subscriptions.Propelled by the rise of Apple Music and app subscriptions, services have quickly become a major revenue contributor for the company. In fact, Apple now makes almost as much money with services as with iPad, and Mac computer and laptop sales combined.“Apple Music grew by over 50% on a year-over-year basis,” Cook said during Tuesday’s earnings call, where he also called out that more than 300 million users now pay for subscriptions of apps available on the App Store.Cook also expressed optimism about the company’s video initiatives, which he said were informed by larger trends affecting the industry: “Cord cutting in our view is only going to accelerate,” he said. Cook said Apple wasn’t quite ready to share all the details on its plans for TV, but said the company had staffed up and was working on a major project. “I couldn’t be more excited about what’s going on there,” he said. Popular on Variety Apple had hired Sony Pictures Television executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg for its still-undisclosed TV projects last year. The company also announced a multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey last month.“We are very excited to work with Oprah,” Cook said Tuesday. “We think that we can do some great original content together.”Cook also used the earnings call to extensively comment on the Trump administration’s tariffs on foreign goods from countries like China. He said Apple hadn’t been directly impacted by the first rounds of tariffs, but he cautioned that tariffs could have an overall negative impact on the economy. “Our view on tariffs is that they show up as a tax on the consumer, and wind up resulting in lower economic growth and sometimes can bring about significant risk and unintended consequences,” he said.The specific risk for Apple of a general economic downturn caused by far-reaching tariffs would be difficult to quantify, Cook added. However, he said he remained optimistic that the issue could get sorted out between the affected countries. “We are hoping that calm heads will prevail,” Cook said.last_img read more

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Samsung warns against installing Windows 10 because Samsung sucks at upd

first_imgAttention, Samsung computer owners: the company would like to strongly urge you to avoid upgrading to Windows 10. It’s not because of Microsoft’s upgrade tactics, it’s because Samsung sucks at updating drivers.Reports have been flowing in for nearly a year from Samsung PC users who either can’t install the upgrade or can’t get critical hardware to work after the install. Rather than directing them to a real solution, Samsung reps have been telling customers that are having issues with the Windows 10 upgrade “we don’t suggest installation of Windows 10 to any Samsung laptop or PC.”Nearly two years after the first builds were made widely available, Samsung is still telling customers “the drivers that we have on our website are not yet compatible to the latest version of Windows.” OK, it takes time to get updated drivers for old hardware ready. No one’s going to argue that with you, Samsung. But 18 months?It’s not as though Microsoft has been quiet about the impending arrival of Windows 10 or their desire to leave Windows 8 in the rearview mirror. The first Windows 10 downloads were made available all the way back in October of 2014. Consumers got their hands on a preview build three months later. Microsoft announced the impending RTM for July 2015, and that’s when it hit.To make matters worse, Samsung is also advising its customers to contact Microsoft for further assistance. Anyone who owns a problematic Samsung machine out there, you go ahead and do that and let us know how eager Microsoft is to clean up Samsung’s mess.last_img read more

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UIUC team will show canttell photo inserts at Siggraph w video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Visitors to this month’s Siggraph Asia conference on computer graphics from December 12 to 15 will witness a presentation from a team at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign on how to tweak photos by adding in something that was not there before. They will present their study, Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs, which details their approach. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. So what? What could possibly be new about this? Their method has more going for it than older techniques used by the Kremlin or budding Photoshop enthusiasts. The team, Kevin Karsch, Varsha Hedau, David Forsyth, Derek Hoiem, can simulate lighting conditions so that the object looks realistic.Humans can quickly detect photo fraud, maintains Karsch. They can do so in spotting lighting inconsistencies in a doctored photograph.In contrast, the university team’s method, he says, is successfully confusable even for people who pride themselves in spotting differences.If you don’t know the perspective, if you don’t know the geometry of an object, then you are just manipulating pixels, he commented, with unconvincing results.In their computer program, a user is asked to select light sources in the picture. An algorithm recreates the 3-D geometry and lighting of the scene and the artificial object is inserted into its new environment. The program adds shadows and highlights to the object before converting it back to 2-D.The weakness in existing photo editing programs, they say, is that they simply insert a 2-D object. Karsch, a computer science doctoral student whose advisor is David Forsyth, explains that image editing software that only allows 2-D manipulations does not account for high-level spatial information that is present in a given scene, yet 3-D modeling tools may be complex and tedious for novice users. The team set out to extract the 3-D scene information from single images, to allow for seamless object insertion, removal, and relocation. The process involves three phases: luminaire inference, perspective estimation (depth, occlusion, camera parameters), and texture replacement. The team, in their paper, says their method can realistically insert synthetic objects into existing photographs without requiring access to the scene or any additional scene measurements. “With a single image and a small amount of annotation, our method creates a physical model of the scene that is suitable for realistically rendering synthetic objects with diffuse, specular, and even glowing materials while accounting for lighting interactions between the objects and the scene.”Potentially useful applications include interior design, where decorators might take a photo of a room and experiment with different furniture and object insertions. Other possibilities include entertainment and gaming. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Image credit: Kevin Karsch More information: kevinkarsch.com/publications/sa11.html Citation: UIUC team will show can’t-tell photo inserts at Siggraph (w/ video) (2011, December 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-uiuc-team-cant-tell-photo-inserts.html New method to help computer vision systems decipher outdoor sceneslast_img read more

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Will take final decision on passfail system after word from Centre

first_imgKolkata: The state government will be taking the final decision over reintroduction of pass-fail system in state-run schools only after the Centre passes a Bill in this connection in Lok Sabha and sends a communique in this regard to the state.Partha Chatterjee, the state Education minister, said: “The final decision in connection with pass-fail system has not been taken yet. It will be taken following consultation with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, only after the Centre passes the related Bill in the Lok Sabha and informs the state government.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThis comes when the state government is in favour of reintroduction of the pass-fail system in state-run schools. Earlier, the Centre wanted to know the state’s stand in this connection and the Bengal government had informed the Centre that it is in favour of reintroduction of the same.It may be mentioned that a five member committee was set up by the state Education department for framing the modalities in bringing back the retention system in state-run schools.In this connection, Chatterjee had also said in the state Assembly that the state government is in favour of bringing back the pass-fail system.Now, the state government is waiting for the Centre’s move in this connection and the final decision in this connection would only be taken after it gets the official communique from the Centre. However, the state government is almost prepared to take necessary steps in this connection.last_img read more

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Commemorating Gandhis fight against apartheid

first_imgThe External Affair’s Minister Sushma Swaraj recently undertook a train journey from Pentrich to Pietermaritzburg – a railway station in South Africa where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a 1st class “Whites-only” compartment, around 125 years ago.Hundreds of metres of Khadi – the hand spun and hand woven signature fabric of India synonymous with Mahatma Gandhi – adorned all the compartments and engine of that train in the commemoration of the peace icon’s expulsion. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFollowing this, Swaraj unveiled the bust by spinning a ‘charkha’ there, which symbolises the production of khadi that was a part of the Civil Disobedient movement. She also inaugurated a two-sided bust of Gandhiji, known as the ‘Birth of Satyagraha’. “These busts will act as a constant reminder to all of mankind of the momentous moral journey that young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi undertook,” she said.Khadi and villages industries commission (KVIC) has gifted the entire fabric to the Indian high commissioner for this occasion. Ruchira Kamboj, Indian high commissioner said that Khadi’ which became Gandhi’s symbol of resistance against colonial rule and a fashion symbol in India’ truly represents Gandhi. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMeanwhile, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that it was a pride for Khadi that it was showcased in such a historic event. “If Khadi reaching South Africa means anything, we are moving in the direction of economic freedom now. Khadi is all set to bring economic freedom as the’national fabric’ has echoed its piousness and economic feasibility in the land of Madiba,” he said.It may be noted that earlier in March, the High Commissioner for India in Pretoria Ruchira Kamboj, had requested KVIC Chairman, to provide different Khadi fabric, including silk and muslin – in both embroidered and printed forms, for a fashion show by designer Gavin Rajah.Acting quickly on High Commissioner’s request, the KVIC immediately dispatched more than the double length of the desired fabric, which was delivered to them on March 24.The show, which was choreographed by the most eminent figure in the fashion landscape and a household name in South-Africa, Gavin Rajah, was held on May 30 in the presence of Suresh Prabhu.last_img read more

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5 Ways to Build Your Virtual Office

first_img 8 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. When it comes to running a business, our feet are firmly on the ground but our data and software are increasingly in the cloud. My burgeoning media empire consists of two people (my lovely wife and me), but to the outside world we seem a lot bigger, thanks to online applications. To get our tasks done, we lean heavily on Web-based apps, from office suites to calendars to collaboration tools that let us work with colleagues on the other coast. Better yet, many of the services we use are free–at least, in their most basic incarnations. That never hurts.The good part about going virtual is that you don’t have to worry about leaving your data or software on the wrong machine when you’re away from the office. The bad part, of course, is when you can’t reach the Internet. Even then, however, more and more online applications are offering offline access so that you can keep working while waiting for Road Runner or Comcast to restore your Net connection.Here are five ways you can make your business virtual, too.Hire a Virtual ReceptionistYou may run a mom-and-pop shop, but with the right phone tools you can sound like one of the Fortune 1000. We use Skype for many of our outbound calls. You have to download the software to your machine, but your phone book and call histories reside on Skype’s servers, accessible to any connected computer. Calling other Skype users is free; to receive calls from non-Skypers, you must buy a SkypeIn number starting at $3 a month (United States and Canada). To call landline or cell phones, you purchase SkypeOut minutes (calls to most US locations cost about 2 cents per minute). Using Skype we can set up free conference calls with as many as nine other people, though the quality varies depending on each person’s Net connection.We’ve taken an extra step and hired Pamela for Skype, an add-on that records incoming and outgoing calls (for “quality assurance,” of course). The free version stops recording after 15 minutes; other versions offer unlimited recording, store voice and video mail, route calls, and do even more, for prices ranging from $13 to $37.Another of our favorites is Google’s GrandCentral, a free service that lets you automatically route or record incoming calls. (Unfortunately, it won’t record outbound ones). You can set up unique voice-mail greetings for each caller or, if you’re trying to avoid someone, play a “number not in service” recording. GrandCentral will ring up to three phone numbers in succession until it finds you, or it can send callers straight to voice mail, which you can retrieve anywhere. GrandCentral even lets you post an “unlisted” number on your blog or your eBay auction listing; visitors to the site can click a button to call you, but won’t ever know what number they dialed. The only problem? At press time the service was in closed beta; Google won’t say when it will open GrandCentral to the general public, so for now a current user must invite you to sign on. (Though you might get lucky here.) Google also sometimes offers GrandCentral to users of other Google services: My editor received a log-in when he created a Blogger account.Feed Your Suite ToothYou don’t have to lug a laptop loaded down with a bloated office suite, or e-mail endless revisions of the same documents back and forth with your colleagues. Cloud applications such as Google Docs and Zoho Office turn your browser into a word processor, a spreadsheet, or other desktop software, and store your documents on the Web so they’re accessible (and shareable) from anywhere. Google Docs serves up a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentations program. Zoho offers all that and a ton more: e-mail, project management, a wiki, a database creator, invoicing, Web conferencing, and other apps.Admittedly, such online applications aren’t as powerful as those that come with “Microsoft” on the box (or even the free ones from OpenOffice)…yet. But they are handy when we’re away from our primary computers and we need to access files, or when we’re working with people spread across different time zones. Google Docs can even send an e-mail alert if anyone has made changes to a file. Better yet, both Google and Zoho offer offline access. Download and install Google Gears, and you’ll be able to open files you’ve created when a Net connection isn’t available, and then sync them back up when you reconnect.Want more? The Web is bursting with other collaborative apps, but most of them charge you for the privilege of using them. So far, Google Docs and Zoho Office are 100 percent free.Get a Robotic Personal AssistantWe can’t afford to hire an administrative assistant, which is why we use Highrise. Nominally an online CRM tool, 37signals’ clever Web app does nearly everything a personal secretary might do except go out for coffee and pick up our dry cleaning.Of course, the last thing you need is yet another address book to populate. Fortunately, Highrise makes the job easy: Just bcc e-mail messages to a special ‘dropbox’ address, and your recipient’s address joins your contacts database automatically. You can then copy and paste their phone number, physical address, and other info at your leisure. (You can also upload V-cards or import whole address books from Outlook and other contact managers.)But Highrise is really more about organizing your work life and keeping you on track. You can create a “case” for each project, associate contacts with each case, add notes and upload documents, share the case with colleagues, and add tasks for each person to perform. Highrise is free for two users and up to 250 contacts; paid plans that allow multiple users to swap files, collaborate on cases, and share thousands of contacts range from $24 to $99 a month.When we need full-on project management, we also use 37signals’ Basecamp, which lets us create milestones, view them on a calendar, track successive versions of the same document, and do a whole lot more. You can manage one project with unlimited users for free; for multiple projects, prices start at $24 a month.Outsource Your CalendarsIt was a happy day here at TynanWood, Inc. when we finally ditched Microsoft Outlook for handling our schedules and went with Google Calendar. We set up calendars for everyone in our organization (including our kids and their schools) and shared them; now we can view everyone’s appointments in one screen by clicking a few boxes. Google sends alerts to my e-mail inbox and my cell phone when I’m about to miss an appointment, and even synchronizes with the calendar on my Windows Smart Phone (via a free third-party utility called GooSync). The downside? Unlike Google Docs, the calendar service has no offline capability yet, so we can’t access our schedules when we’re flying or when the Net connection goes kablooey.Fortunately, there’s a groovy alternative in Scrybe, which lets you update your calendar even when you’re offline, and then sync up when you reconnect. Scrybe offers some extremely cool-looking features, such as the ability to zoom in and out on particular days or time slots and produce miniature calendars on actual paper! The bad news: Like Google GrandCentral, Scrybe has closed its public beta for now, so you’ll need to find a sympathetic Scrybe user to invite you.Do the Virtual Meet and GreetThese days, most of our meetings are virtual. And while plenty of tools can help you trot out a dog-and-pony show without leaving your desk, most of them cost more than we want to spend. You’ll pay at least $40 to $50 a month to use GoToMeeting or WebEx, for example, and often much more.If you only occasionally need to meet and greet the outside world, FreeConference.com is a reasonable alternative. The standard free service lets you schedule phone briefings up to 4 hours long for as many as 150 of your closest friends. If you want to record the sessions, you’ll need to pony up $9 a month; goodies such as a toll-free number or a dedicated bridge line cost 10 cents per user per minute. Want to do live demos or foist PowerPoint slides upon your audience? At press time, FreeConference was offering the SharePlus desktop-sharing beta for no charge–a price that’s hard to beat.Contributing Editor Dan Tynan is the lesser half of TynanWood, Inc. and bloviates frequently on his blog, Tynan on Technology. Brought to you by PCWorld May 2, 2008 Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgMPs on Thursday censured the trade and commerce ministry for allowing a series of leasing blunders in the Strovolos industrial area to end in the felling of around 300 trees.The issue was discussed by the House watchdog committee following a suggestion from Greens’ MP, Giorgos Perdikis.According to Perdikis, the ministry announced a tender for the lease of an industrial plot without first evicting the company that had been using it without paying rent for 17 years.“To avoid possible claim for damages from the new tenant, the government has given them a green area instead,” Perdikis said.Due to ‘the scandalous failure of the trade and commerce ministry to handle the case’, he said, between 280 and 300 trees and bushes have been destroyed on the new plot of land. These plants, he said, were protected by the forestry department and their permission should have been sought before any intervention.“Instead of first initiating an eviction procedure and recovering the industrial plot before proceeding with a tender competition, it announced the tender and found itself exposed with the green area paying the price”.This proves the serious shortcomings of the trade and commerce ministry in managing the industrial areas, Perdikis said.He also criticised the government’s decision to streamline the management of industrial areas by commissioning the services of a large audit firm as a pre-election move.The head of the committee, Zacharias Koulias, said that the government bears responsibility for the mess, not the company that won the tender for the lease of the plot.The government, he said, was unable for 17 years to recover the industrial plot but gave its control to the new tenant and after the old tenant refused to leave, ‘they turned the green plot into an industrial one’. He added that the new tenant, waited for two years to be allowed to move in.“The company bears no responsibility, it is the state, the current administration that was sloppy,” he said.Just as the government allowed the haircut on deposits in 2013, Koulias said, they also did a haircut on these trees.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Colo. 150 feet higher than a mile in the sky amid Coors Light mountains Breathe deep potential leaders CNBC’s Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer are sitting just a few feet away There is only so much oxygen to go around 1 minute The first challenge is physical not verbal Each candidate is introduced: Do they wave nod or both Ohio Gov John Kasich with his hair sticking up like he just woke from a nap dives right in with a nod and wave Most join him But former Florida Gov Jeb Bush former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee and Florida Sen Marco Rubio limit themselves to nods Smart move Conserving energy Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina outsmarts them all Nothing No nod No wave She is a rock staring into the camera into the souls of America her face frozen in time 2 minutes First question is a conversation starter: What is your biggest weakness “Good question” says Kasich before walking all over it He launches an attack on neurosurgeon Ben Carson and developer Donald Trump “We are on the verge perhaps of picking someone who cannot do this job” he says as he hints at their policy plans without naming names This is smart too because if he names them they get to respond 3 minutes Several other candidates make the mistake of actually trying to answer the question Huckabee says he “tries to live by the rules” Bush says “I can’t fake anger” He means that he is optimistic but it comes out like an apology for being a lousy candidate Rubio immediately follows saying basically what Bush was trying to say but cogently with flair You can almost hear the patriotic soundtrack as he says “Our greatest days lie ahead” 5 minutes Trump says he is too trusting and he never forgives This sounds like a threat but it’s not clear where it’s aimed Carson doing his best impersonation of Carson says his weakness is he never really wanted to be President until people pressured him to run Fiorina has a quip She says she was told she did not smile enough in the first debate She smiles barely Still conserving energy See Ben Carson’s Life in Photos An early childhood photograph of Ben Carson Courtesy of Ben Carson Campaign Ben Carson’s graduation from Southwestern High School Detroit circa 1969 Courtesy of Ben Carson Campaign Ben Carson with his mother Sonya and his future wife Candy after his graduation from Yale University circa 1973 Courtesy of Ben Carson Campaign Dr Donlin Long director of neurosurgery left and Dr Ben Carson director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital with brain model of the Siamese twins separated in a 22-hour surgery at Hopkins Sept 7 1987 in Baltimore Fred Kraft—AP Dr Ben Carson shares his personal story with middle school students on March 17 2000 in Roswell NM Aaron J Walker—AP Dr Dennis Rohner Dr Beat Hammer Dr Ivan Ng Dr Ben Carson Prof Walter Tan and Dr Keith Goh rehearse an operation to separate conjoined twins Ladan and Laleh Bijani from Iran at Raffles Hospital on July 5 2003 in Singapore Reuters Dr Keith Goh (left) adjusts the frame on conjoined twins Ladan and Laleh Bijani as Dr Ben Carson observes the start of neurosurgery proceedings at the Raffles Hospital on July 6 2003 in Singapore Getty Images Ten-year-old Indian twins Sabah and Farah sit beside Ben Carson (C) Managing Director Apollo Hospital New Delhi Anne Marie Moncure their father Shakeel (L) their brother (R) and senior child specialist of Apollo Hospital Dr Anupan Sibal on Oct 4 2005 in New Delhi Raveendran—AFP/Getty Images George W Bush presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Ben Carson for his work with neurological disorders on June 19 2008 at the White House in Washington Alex Wong—Getty Images Ben Carson officially announces his candidacy for President of the United States on May 4 2015 in Detroit Bill Pugliano—Getty Images Ben Carson poses for a photo during the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner on May 16 2015 in Des Moines Iowa Charlie Neibergall—AP Ben Carson speaks during the Energizing America Gala at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference May 22 2015 in Oklahoma City Okla Alex Wong—Getty Images Ben Carson at a political fund-raiser for GOP candidates on June 6 2015 in Boone Iowa Jabin Bostford—The Washington Post/Getty Images Republican presidential candidates from left Chris Christie Marco Rubio Ben Carson Scott Walker Donald Trump Jeb Bush Mike Huckabee Ted Cruz Rand Paul and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate on Aug 6 2015 in Cleveland Andrew Harnik—AP Ben Carson prays during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on Aug 16 2015 in Des Moines Iowa Justin Sullivan—Getty Images Ben Carson rides the Sky Glider with a reporter while touring the Iowa State Fair on Aug 16 2015 in Des Moines Iowa Justin Sullivan—Getty Images Ben Carson and his wife Candy on Aug 18 2015 in Phoenix Ross D Franklin—AP Ben Carson is greeted by supporters at a rally on Aug 27 2015 in Little Rock Ark Danny Johnston—AP Ben Carson at a service at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on Aug 16 2015 in Des Moines Daniel Acker—Bloomberg/Getty Images 1 of 19 Advertisement 7 minutes Cruz claims he is too agreeable which is a joke that means he is not agreeable New Jersey Gov Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen Rand Paul get back with the program and ignore the question Christie attacks Democrats Rand says he will be filibustering the bipartisan budget bill on Thursday “I ask everyone in America to call Congress tomorrow and say enough is enough” he says 9 minutes Trump who doesn’t like tough questions gets a tough question CNBC’s John Harwood lists off the unlikely policies Trump has embraced from deporting 11 million people forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall and improving the economy with “your greatness” “Is this a comic-book version of a presidential campaign” 10 minutes “No not a comic book” Trump says who goes on to demonstrate all the ways this debate is basically a comic book Harwood tries again He says serious economists think the Trump tax plan has as much chance of causing an economic boom as Trump has of “flying away from that podium by flapping your arms” Trump has a very nice Boeing jet He doesn’t need to flap his arms And besides CNBC is basically a comic book too “You have to get rid of Larry Kudlow” Trump says of the CNBC commentator “who came out the other day and said ‘I love Trump’s tax plan’” Win for Trump 12 minutes The moderators now try to get Carson to admit his tax plan which is to set everyone’s taxes at about 15% makes no sense “It works out very well” he says and then chaos breaks out “I want to comment on this This is fantasy” shouts out Kasich He wins the floor “Folks we’ve got to wake up” he continues “We cannot elect somebody that doesn’t know how to do the job” It’s no longer a comic book It has become a fantasy Or a dream Or a nightmare Can anyone wake up 16 minutes Trump will not stand for this so he starts insulting Kasich “This was the man that was a managing general partner at Lehman Brothers when it went down the tubes and almost took every one of us with it including Ben and myself” Trump says “So you know what You can have him” 17 minutes Carson still wants to answer the question he got about his tax plan He tries to do some quick math on the fly “If you’re talking about an $18 trillion economy you’re talking about a 15% tax on your gross domestic product You’re talking about $27 trillion We have a budget closer to $35 trillion” he says “But if you also apply that same 15% to several other things including corporate taxes and including the capital gains taxes you make that amount up pretty quickly” 19 minutes Fiorina has some numbers of her own “We now have a 73000-page tax code” she says “There have been more than 4000 changes to the tax plan since 2001 alone” Then she says she will shrink the code “Three pages is about the maximum that a single business owner or a farmer or a couple can understand without hiring somebody” she says Is that true Depends on the farmer perhaps Also depends on the comic-book fantasy and who is having the nightmare 20 minutes Now the moderators pick on Rubio “You’re skipping more votes than any Senator to run for President” says CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla “Why not slow down” Rubio is ready Like all his answers he delivers it calmly and smoothly He points out that every Senator who has ever run for President in the modern era has missed a lot of votes including John McCain and Barack Obama “This is another example of the double standard that exists in this country between the mainstream media and the conservative movement” Rubio says For the first time in the night the audience erupts in applause Rubio wins 23 minutes Bush can’t fake anger but he has to fake aggression So he interrupts to attack Rubio on his voting record as if the audience had not just ended the discussion “You can campaign or just resign and let someone else take the job” he says It sounds ham-handed and Rubio pounces “I don’t remember you ever complaining about John McCain’s vote record” Rubio says “The only reason why you’re doing it now is because we’re running for the same position and someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you” Dead to rights Applause again The pupil has bested his mentor Bush is speechless 28 minutes Cruz is asked a policy question about the budget deal that is headed for passage in Congress But he erupts in a not very agreeable way attacking the moderators for not asking more about policy “This is not a cage match” Cruz says “How about talking about the substantive issue people care about” Quintanilla points out he just asked a substantive question But Cruz won’t stop his rant “The questions that are being asked shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other” he says as his time expires The moderators move on with the same substantive question for Paul who gives a substantive answer See Ted Cruz’s Life in Photos Rafael Bienvenido Cruz with Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz as an infant early 1970s Ted Cruz Campaign A young Ted Cruz 1970s Ted Cruz Campaign Ted Cruz in high school at Second Baptist School in Houston late 1980s Ted Cruz Campaign Ted Cruz and David Panton debate teammates and close friends at Princeton University in Princeton NJ on June 5 1992 Robert P Matthews—Princeton University Ted Cruz on election night at Harvard Law School in Cambridge Mass on Nov 3 1992 Ted Cruz Campaign Ted Cruz Solicitor General of Texas addresses the press outside the Supreme Court after defending the redistricting of Texas in Washington on March 1 2006 Kevin Clark—Washington Post/Getty Images Republican Senate nominee Ted Cruz talks to a crowd of local supporters at the Taylor County Republican Headquarters in Abilene Texas on Oct 18 2012 Joy Lewis—AP Ted Cruz Republican candidate for US Senate holds hands with his wife Heidi Cruz as he watches polls with his campaign team friends and family May 29 2012 Nick de la Torre—AP Republican candidate for US Senate Ted Cruz left raises his 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