Gibson MR Segment Sees Positive Developments

first_imgzoom Although the overall performance in the product tanker market remains disappointing, some positive dynamics have been seen in the MR segment, according to a report from Gibson Shipbrokers.MRs have fared somewhat better than larger product carriers in recent months despite the continued weakness in spot earnings. Since November 2016, average MR earnings for representative voyages both in the East and in the West have been above those for LR2 and LR1 tankers trading on benchmark trades in the East.The support has come primarily from the Atlantic Basin. Typical delays and disruptions during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere provided opportunities for temporary firming in rates, while the market has also been aided by robust Former Soviet Union (FSU) clean petroleum exports and strong chartering demand into West Africa.The anticipated pick up in US gasoline demand in summer due to the driving season could aid domestic gasoline production and seaborne imports into the US Atlantic Coast. However, stocks remain at very high levels, potentially limiting tanker trade, according to Gibson Shipbrokers.In the US Gulf (PADD3), both gasoline and distillate stocks are also at or close to their five year high for this time of the year. In contrast to the developments on the Atlantic Coast, high inventories in the US Gulf could translate into strong product exports out the region, with gasoline mainly flowing to Latin/South America and distillate heading both to Latin America and to Europe. Distillate exports to Europe, in particular, tend to be stronger during the summer.“If the same trend continues this year, it could support MRs trading out of the US Gulf but at the same time could lead to a build up of tonnage in the UK Continent and the Mediterranean, particularly if the gasoline trade from Europe to the US Atlantic Coast remains weak,” Gibson informed.The North West European market could also be threatened by the fact that Russian clean petroleum products exports tend to slow over the summer/early autumn and there is no indication that this year will be any different. Furthermore, indications are that there will be an increase in LR stems out of the Baltic at the expense of MR cargoes in the months ahead.Although these potential developments do not look positive for MRs trading in Europe, strong product demand into West Africa could prevent or at least reduce the risk of building up tonnage availability.“Besides, there is also a wild card – the US hurricane season. It is impossible to predict how active this year’s season will be but potential disruptions to transatlantic trade in either direction and thus the risk of a temporary spike in rates should not be ignored,” Gibson Shipbrokers said.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Highway 103

first_img Road crews will be carrying out repaving work between 6 a.m and 9 p.m. -30- Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle, flashing lightunits, barrels and traffic cones. Local area office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 between Exit 12 and the Northfield overpass will havealternating lane closures from Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, Julylast_img

NSLC Retail Stores Closed on Labour Day

first_imgAll Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s (NSLC) retail stores will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in honour of Labour Day. NSLC retail stores will resume normal business hours onTuesday Sept. 6. For more information on NSLC store hours,please visit and click on Store Locator. The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, the largest single banner retail business in Nova Scotia, generates more than half a billion dollars of revenue a year, returning more than $200 million profit annually to the province. It employs more than 1,500 Nova Scotians, offering over 7,000 products from aroundthe globe through 159 retail outlets, and 2,100 licensees. The NSLC is driven to be a sustainable and community focused organization helping to make Nova Scotia an even better place to live. -30-last_img read more

Les jeunes apprennent à gérer les relations les conflits

first_imgLes jeunes à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse apprennent de nouvelles façons de gérer les relations et les conflits en réfléchissant à la façon dont leurs gestes affectent les autres. Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation, et Mat Whynott, adjoint ministériel pour la jeunesse, étaient à l’école élémentaire Sycamore Lane de Lower Sackville, aujourd’hui 24 octobre, pour annoncer, au nom du ministre de la Justice Ross Landry, l’expansion des approches réparatrices dans les écoles. La Nouvelle-Écosse sera la première administration canadienne à lancer une approche réparatrice à l’échelle de la province. « L’école est une partie importante de la vie des jeunes, et ce qui se passe à l’école peut les guider dans l’établissement de relations saines et dans la résolution de conflits dans tous les autres aspects de leur vie, a dit Mme Jennex. Les approches réparatrices auront également un impact direct sur l’intimidation et d’autres comportements répréhensibles, et elles auront des répercussions dans leur foyer et leur communauté. » Cette approche aide les élèves à comprendre les relations et les conflits, et leur donne les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour les gérer efficacement. Les avantages de cette approche incluent une réduction des conflits dans les écoles, une augmentation du temps d’enseignement, une amélioration du moral des élèves et un lien plus fort entre les élèves et leur école. « Les écoles qui ont utilisé cette approche ont remarqué une importante diminution du nombre de renvois au bureau du directeur et de suspensions, a dit M. Whynott. Les élèves sont plus respectueux envers les autres, et le personnel des écoles a remarqué que les élèves sont plus calmes. » L’approche utilise un certain nombre de méthodes, y compris des cercles en classe où les élèves discutent de l’impact des comportements ou partagent quelque chose à leur sujet qui les aide à établir des relations avec leurs camarades de classe. Les élèves peuvent également éviter les préjugés liés à un renvoi au bureau du directeur ou à une suspension. Ils apprennent plutôt à faire face aux comportements avec leurs camarades de classe et leurs enseignants. « Je n’étais pas certaine des approches réparatrices au début, mais maintenant je vois de nombreux avantages, a dit Eva Clement, enseignante de 4e année à l’école Sycamore Lane. Mes élèves trouvent leur voix. Ils commencent à reconnaître les enjeux auxquels ils doivent peut-être faire face dans leur vie quotidienne à l’école, à la maison et dans la communauté. Il s’agit d’une expérience d’apprentissage pour nous tous. » Un programme panprovincial sera élaboré selon le programme adopté dans les 27 écoles qui utilisent déjà une forme quelconque d’approche réparatrice. Une approche réparatrice dans les écoles appuie les efforts de prévention du crime du gouvernement provincial. Ce dernier investit dans des programmes qui appuient la prévention du crime et la sécurité communautaire, notamment le programme Phares, le programme d’ajout d’agents de police et les tribunaux de la santé mentale et de la violence familiale. Une approche réparatrice dans les écoles appuie également le plan du gouvernement provincial Priorités aux jeunes et à l’apprentissage, qui vise à aider chaque élève à réussir. Pour en apprendre davantage sur les approches réparatrices dans les écoles, consultez le ou le (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Creating a skilled pool of Indian coders top priority AWS

first_imgWashington: As disruptive technologies begin to touch every part of our daily lives, the world today needs builders who can write Cloud-driven smart algorithms to help companies deliver customer experiences — be it retail, banking, food, transportation or health sector. According to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of retail giant Amazon, India that produced amazing software engineers in the first wave of technology is now set to create builders for the future. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app “The whole idea is to write smart codes. With our ‘AWS Educate’ programme, we’re sort of setting new records in India where several institutions have signed up a number of students for the programme. The response to join the next phase of skilling has been tremendous for us in the country,” Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director for APAC and Japan, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon, told IANS. “AWS Educate” has over 30 career pathways to choose from which essentially belong to four big job families — Big data and analytics, cloud architecture, system/engineering support and software/web development. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails “Rather than focusing on specific certification of technologies — which has been the traditional approach by the IT companies — we focus on learning pathways where you basically focus on what is the outcome that you want like if you want to become a data scientist,” Moore explained. Globally, over 10,000 educators and more than 2,400 institutions are today using “AWS Educate”. It is available to students aged 14 and older around the world, helping young students learn fundamental cloud principles. Students, while receiving hands-on training and access to content prepared by some of the top computer science institutions from across the world, also get free Cloud credits into their accounts. The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is the latest institution to adopt “AWS Educate”. “We are happy to introduce AWS Educate programme to provide AWS Cloud Computing experience and AI-enablement for all our students, irrespective of their branch of study. We look forward to some really innovative solution ideas coming out of this,” Professor P.P. Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur said in March this year. According to Rahul Sharma, President, Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited in India, “AWS Educate is designed to upskill students with the latest advancements in cloud computing technology and provide them with an environment to experiment on AWS Cloud, without worrying about cost or access challenges”. Tens of thousands of students in India are already part of the “AWS Educate” programme. “India has a brimming community of developers, start-ups and young entrepreneurs. Once the country has smart builders, the growth across the spectrum would see no boundaries,” said Moore. The Andhra government last year launched a Cloud-based initiative with AWS, where it will skill 60,000 students across the state’s over 300 engineering and non-engineering colleges by 2020. The move to prepare builders is critical at a time when the country is facing a huge skill gap in emerging technologies. IT industry’s apex body NASSCOM last year highlighted that around 1.4 lakh jobs remain vacant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics segment across various sectors in India, out of the total demand of 5.1 lakh employees in the country. “The time is to go beyond providing training and certification to now help students grab relevant openings in Cloud,” stressed Moolast_img read more

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with USA

first_imgWashington: Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: LondonIt was not known if any of the hackers managed to gain access to the targeted networks with the emails, which typically mimic legitimate emails but contain malicious software.The cyber offensive is the latest chapter in the U.S. and Iran’s ongoing cyber operations targeting the other, with this recent sharp increase in attacks occurring after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Iranian petrochemical sector this month. Tensions have escalated since the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran last year and began a policy of “maximum pressure.” Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassadorIran has since been hit by multiple rounds of sanctions. Tensions spiked this past week after Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. drone an incident that nearly led to a U.S. military strike against Iran on Thursday evening. “Both sides are desperate to know what the other side is thinking,” said John Hultquist, director of intelligence analysis at FireEye. “You can absolutely expect the regime to be leveraging every tool they have available to reduce the uncertainty about what’s going to happen next, about what the U.S.’s next move will be.” CrowdStrike shared images of the spear-phishing emails with The AP. One such email that was confirmed by FireEye appeared to come from the Executive Office of the President and seemed to be trying to recruit people for an economic adviser position. Another email was more generic and appeared to include details on updating Microsoft Outlook’s global address book.last_img read more

ISRO releases first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan2

first_imgBengaluru: The first picture of Moon captured by India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite, currently in the lunar orbit, was released by space agency ISRO on Thursday.The picture of Moon was taken by Chandrayaan-2’s LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface on August 21, the city-headquarters Indian Space Research Organisation said. “Take a look at the first Moon image captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander taken at a height of about 2,650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019. Mare Orientale basin and Apollo craters are identified in the picture,” ISRO tweeted along with the picture. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe space agency had on August 4 released a first set of images of the earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 satellite. ISRO had on Wednesday performed second lunar bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 and said all spacecraft parameters are normal. There will be three more orbit manoeuvres before the lander’s separation from the Orbiter on September 2 and eventual soft landing in the south polar region of the Moon, planned on September 7. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1, had successfully launched the 3,840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22.last_img read more

The Elders Call For Restraint And Reforms After Kenyan Elections

first_imgThe Elders expressed grave concern about the political crisis in Kenya that has erupted in the wake of the recent presidential election.

They urged political leaders and their parties to demonstrate statesmanship in order to avoid further deepening the polarisation of Kenyan society.

The Elders believe that the crisis can only be resolved through dialogue and due process.

They noted with dismay reports of violent clashes between police and protestors, which are enflaming the situation.

They urged the security forces to discharge their duties with restraint. Their mission is to protect and serve their people.Graça Machel, co-founder of The Elders, said: “The eyes of the world are on Kenya. It is incumbent on all political leaders to show integrity and insist their supporters react calmly, peacefully and democratically in the days and weeks ahead.”last_img read more

InFocus Truth and Reconciliation Commission

first_imgIn this edition we put the 7th and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, InFocus.For the first half residential school survivors share their views on reconciliation now that the TRC’s statement gathering has come to an end.And in the second half, a panel of youth share how Canada’s residential school legacy has impacted them.last_img

Somalia UNESCO condemns latest murder of journalist

Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), issued a statement offering his condolences after the death of Hassan Kafi Hared, who worked for the Somali National News Agency.Mr. Hared died last Monday when a remote-controlled mine in the south-western port town of Kismayo blew up a vehicle belonging to the non-governmental organization (NGO) Médecins Sans Frontières. Shooting followed the explosion. Two MSF aid workers and their driver were also killed in the attack.“I wish to pay tribute to the dedication of Hassan Kafi Hared and his colleagues, who carry out work essential for national reconciliation and reconstruction at tremendous personal risk, as tragically shown by this event,” Mr. Matsuura said, extending his condolences to MSF as well.“Journalists must be able to work in conditions of reasonable safety if they are to exercise the fundamental human right of freedom of expression and keep the population of Somalia and of the world informed about events in the country.”Seven journalists were killed in the line of duty in Somalia last year and, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), it is now the second-most dangerous country to be a journalist, behind only Iraq. 4 February 2008The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today deplored the killing of a reporter in Somalia and called for measures to improve the safety of journalists in the country, which has become one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists to work. read more

Not just science nerds Unpublicized speech reveals glimpse into Canadas shadowy eavesdropping

OTTAWA — According to geek-laden lore, Canada’s top-secret eavesdropping agency was once staffed by such a crew of oddball science nerds that one intelligence analyst cut her hair at her desk.[np_storybar title=”People flock to DuckDuckGo search engine in wake of NSA spying scandal” link=”″%5DThe phrase “DuckDuckGo it” doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as smoothly as “Google it,” but you could be hearing it a lot more soon.Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has attracted hordes of news users in the wake of revelations that Google and other prominent tech firms have been handing over user data to U.S. intelligence agencies. [/np_storybar]Another built a chicken-wire enclosure around his work area to keep other people away.And there was a popular joke among the codebreakers and computer wizards of Communications Security Establishment Canada. How do you tell an extrovert at CSEC? He’s the one looking at the tops of other people’s shoes, not his own.The more than 2,000 staffers of the electronic spy service headquartered in Ottawa’s south end are generally forbidden from discussing their highly sensitive pursuit of foreign intelligence.The agency barely even commented amid the frenzy of public concern about leaks from one of its key allies — the U.S. National Security Agency — that revealed NSA access to a huge volume of phone calls and emails, raising basic questions about privacy.But one of CSEC’s senior members opened the blinds a crack in an unpublicized speech a few years ago — providing a rare glimpse of the modern intelligence analyst at the shadowy agency.The Canadian Press obtained a copy of the candid address under the Access to Information Act.Though the May 2010 speech by CSEC signals intelligence chief Shelly Bruce was delivered to a quasi-public audience of intelligence officials and educators, the Defence Department, CSEC’s parent department, fought to keep portions of it secret. Only a complaint to Canada’s information ombudsman dislodged the complete text.Bruce joined CSEC in 1989 after studying in France, Russia and Canada, graduating from the University of Toronto with a master’s degree in Slavic language and literature. During almost two decades with the spy agency, she worked in intelligence collection and analysis, strategic planning and information-technology security.Following a stint in the Privy Council Office, she returned to CSEC in June 2009 to head up the SIGINT — or signals intelligence-gathering — program.The CSEC monitors foreign communications — from email messages and phone calls to faxes and satellite transmissions — for intelligence of interest to Canada.The contemporary SIGINT analyst is neither narrow specialist nor generalist, Bruce told her audience at a downtown Ottawa hotel.To be good at all of this you have to be smart, smart, smart“He or she must be good at everything, a Renaissance man or woman. It’s not enough that you know a rare language. You have to be a brilliant speaker, a competent Java coder, a master of social media, a social psychologist, a political scientist, a tactician, a statistician, a geospatial expert, and an expert navigator of the bureaucracy,” she said.“To be good at all of this you have to be smart, smart, smart.”One-quarter of CSEC’s analysts have an advanced degree. Whereas they used to come from political science, history, languages and other arts, half have degrees in technical subjects, especially computer science, software engineering or digital cartography.Spying is no longer a man’s world. Most of the agency’s intelligence analysts are women, Bruce said. Many of its managers and the majority of its most senior executives are female.According to Bruce, it’s a far cry from the Cold War-era image of pipe-smoking men sifting through reams of intelligence intercepts.An analyst routinely begins the day at 7:30 a.m., perhaps spending a few hours reviewing data compiled for her overnight by software that she partially wrote herself.“She has constructed a hypothesis about how her targets may be using certain communications technologies to further their cause,” said Bruce. “Unfortunately, the data will take a lot of tweaking before it’s ready to reject the hypothesis.”Good analysts don’t come from a particular school or program, she said.“Yes, we have political scientists and historians, but we also have doctorates in comparative literature, many librarians, lots of computer scientists, physicists, musicians, philosophers and, as God is my witness, someone with a three-year degree in the Japanese Tea Ceremony.“We don’t have anybody who specialized in intelligence per se. Almost none of these people are working predominantly in the field of their education, especially the Tea Ceremony guy.”CSEC also likes recruits who have travelled, especially off the beaten tourist path to places like Algiers or Beijing. “This makes them harder to clear, but it’s worth it.”Good analysts love technology, Bruce noted. “They play with it, they disassemble it, they use it to create whatever it is they like to create. We hate that they take away our iPods at the front door.”Successful analysts are also intensely curious and prone to detours. “Their college transcripts, or their extra-curricular study, are littered with strange diversions and investigations outside the prescribed route.”Many CSEC employees know more than one language — and the agency seeks out those who speak uncommon ones.“Our experience is that training people from scratch to learn difficult languages just doesn’t pay off, and it doesn’t impart the cultural instincts that are so valuable,” Bruce said.And today’s CSEC intelligence analysts are social creatures.“The stereotype of the SIGINTer as an introvert incapable of looking you in the eye was never altogether inaccurate, but increasingly we have a cadre of well-spoken, well-rounded and outgoing young people,” Bruce said.“They overcome their introversion because the subject matter so enthralls them that they have to share it.”The Canadian Press read more

Skirtboard systems enhance and diversify material handling with easy maintenance replacement and

first_imgBenetech has addressed what it describes as “the great need in the bulk material–handling industry for production corrections and solutions that do not require installing a complete system.” Benetech’s MaxZone® conveyor skirtboard system accommodates situations in which an existing component is flawed, aging or failing but budget and time constraints exclude a full system replacement. Its modular design allows easy change-out of components for all applications without special permits or lengthy shutdowns. The system also requires no welding.The conveyor skirtboard system further applies leading dust- and spillage-control technologies as standard features to help keep an operation clean, safe and productive. It is available in standard sizes and lengths based on the conveyor belt width and speed as well.MaxZone conveyor skirting and dust control components include:MaxZone XN Wearliner – an externally adjusted internal wearliner that seals the system and extends the life and production of existing chute workWarrior impact bed – a rigid frame with soft rubber bars for conveyor-belt support and stability during loadingSealing system – easy-to-install clamps and seals for the sides of the load zoneSimple slide idler – roller frames that slide into place without the need to remove adjacent idlersEasy-change dust curtain – a dust curtain that interrupts airflow and allows dust to settle on the conveyor beltPeaked hood design – a sloped design for less settling of dusAll-access inspection doors – convenient entry to key areas of the conveyor belt skirting systemTailseal – a box with skirting and strip rubber that create a tight seal at the rear of the chute work“Our conveyor skirtboard system helps bulk material handlers make their operations more flexible, efficient and profitable by letting them continue production according to their current budget, schedule and requirements,” said Benetech Technology Manager Kevin Jasin. “With easy system maintenance, replacement and adjustment, they can maintain steady, swift production and serve their customers at a high level.”last_img read more

Pick Szegeds keeper Peter Tatai to move to HCM Baia Mare

baia marekezilabdaLars WaltherPeter Tatai Pick Szeged and Peter Tatai have terminated the contract by mutual agreement, and the Hungarian keeper will be moving to neighbouring Romania, to the club coached by Lars Walther – HCM Baia Mare. He is the second ‘bigger’ addition to the club, after Baia Mare signed Croatian star Antonio Pribanic. Tatai opted to change club after he would be considered third choice behind Jose Manuel Sierra and Piotr Wyszomirski. ← Previous Story Naturhouse La Rioja sign Javi Garcia Next Story → World Deaf Handball Championship: Croatia takes gold!

Gearlogs Top Gadget of ces 2011

first_imgIt was a long week. Long but fulfilling, full of those sort of days where you fall asleep the moment your head hits the pillow. We walked the entire show floor once again this year, in search of the coolest, most cutting edge, and most life changing gadgets–and we saw plenty. We saw phones and laptops and music players and cameras–and so, so many tablets.Honestly, it was tough to narrow the list down to a single product in such a big show so jam-packed with awesome technology. But somehow we managed. After the jump, check out our pick for the Top Gadget of cesiSonic Electronic Cane Believe us, we were really tempted to succumb to the shininess of those tablets and 3D TVs that seemed to be everywhere this year, but instead we opted for a piece of technology that could really change some lives.I had the opportunity to take the iSonic for a spin on the show room floor this year, and was truly impressed. This cane for the visually impaired vibrates when it senses an obstruction in its path. The intensity for the vibrations vary, depending on how close you are to the object.The iSonic can also tell you what color an object is and how dark it is outside, via a built-in voice. The device will run $800 to $900 when it hits the market–which will hopefully be soon. In the meantime, its manufacturer is looking for a distributor in the States.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Police make significant arrests Five Cays man charged with illegal guns

first_img Related Items:david simpson, lavardo outten, nathanelle louis, pelican nest, rashard stubbs, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, stolen goods Louis gets gentle sentence; must repay $12,000 swindled Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commish Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Aug 2015 – Police continue to be busy, including continuing their search for a suspect in a hit and run accident over the weekend. Police say the motorcycle rider was struck from behind while travelling home in the area of the public dump on Saturday around 6pm. Police are urging the driver of the car to turn him or herself in or if you know anything about this accident that led to the motorbike rider being hospitalized, please report it. As many as seven arrests where the suspects will now go to court for stealing criminal property, illicit drug possession, stealing electricity, receiving criminal property and fighting. A woman, 20-year old Nathanelle Louis is allegedly behind removing and then concealing criminal property; she appears in Court #1 next Monday and is said to have an accomplice in 27-year-old Rashard Stubbs of Leeward Palms. Stubbs, who is accused of receiving these so called criminal goods was due in court this week. Meanwhile, 63 year old David Simpson of Cooper Jack was allegedly caught siphoning electricity illegally. The abstracting electricity charge was heard in court already. Police also foiled an alleged thief’s getaway. The man is believed to have stolen a bag from a couple on Pelican Nest beach and then tried to escape with another man driving the getaway vehicle. Swift response by members of the RTCIPF caused them to spot the car described and there was a chase. The suspect car, described as a white Honda Civic turned into The Village at Grace Bay where the driver fled the scene, the passenger, a 40 year old man, was caught and is in police custody. The stolen goods were recovered. The man found with two illegal guns after a significant tip last week was formally charged. Thirty-four year old Lavardo Outten of Five Cays is the man charged with two counts of keeping a firearm, one count of keeping ammunition and one count of Handling Stolen Goods.last_img read more

Twitch suspends live streaming from new accounts after gross violations

first_imgTwitch has temporarily suspended new accounts from the ability to live stream. Twitch Twitch has temporarily blocked live streams from new creators after content that “grossly violates” its terms of service was streamed over the weekend.Trolls used the game streaming platform to stream footage of Game of Thrones, porn and the Christchurch terror attack along with hate speech in the comments, according to Vice.Twitch said a number of accounts targeted the Artifact game directory to share the content. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. “Our investigations uncovered that the majority of accounts that shared and viewed the content were automated,” Twitch said in a tweet Monday. “We are working with urgency to remove the offending content and suspend all accounts engaged in this behavior.”Twitch added that safety of the community is its “top priority,” and it’s working to restore access to live streaming as soon as possible.According to The Verge, the channel for digital card game Artifact is the least popular on Twitch, leading to trolls tagging their content “Artifact” to use the low-key category to stream over the weekend. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Chris Monroe/CNET Read Google Home Hub review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Game of Thrones Twitch,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $155 at Google Express See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 0 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Tags Angela Lang/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See it Apple iPhone XS $299 at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Rylo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Read DJI Osmo Action preview HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img Read the AirPods review Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $60 at Best Buy 7 The Cheapskate Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Post a comment Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $6 at Tidal Digital Media Internet Gaming Video Games Share your voice $999 Over the weekend we became aware of a number of accounts targeting the “Artifact” game directory to share content that grossly violates our terms of service. Our investigations uncovered that the majority of accounts that shared and viewed the content were automated.— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) May 28, 2019 Comments See It See at Amazon See at Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 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. Boost Mobile $999 Sprint Best Buy Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $210 at Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Amazonlast_img read more

Out of favor Bitcoin finds another critic The World Bank

first_imgWorld Bank says bitcoins are “dangerous” to the global financial system.ReutersThe World Bank has joined the chorus of central banks around the globe on financial risks associated with cryptocurrencies. The US-based international financial institution has cautioned the banking sector against bitcoin business saying it is “dangerous” to the global financial system.According to World Bank Group senior vice president Mahmoud Mohieldin, there is a need for central banks to have regulations to protect consumers from using Bitcoin, so as to create trust among those using their financial systems, Kenya Broadcasting Corp reported Wednesday.Mohieldin said there is a strong case for authorities to rein in digital currencies because their links to the established financial system could cause disruptions, according to the report.The meteoric rise in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum has caught regulators flat-footed, leaving them in an awkward situation: adopt or ban them.Recently, the Reserve Bank of India had banned all banks from dealing with or providing services to any individual or business entity dealing with or settling virtual currencies.The central bank has declared that it does not consider bitcoins and others as legal tender but that’s apparently not enough to keep investors off bitcoins.Bulls say that Bitcoin’s boom is far from over and that there’s more to analyzing a market than just measuring price gains. While the recent tumble has alarmed some investors, the cryptocurrency has bounced back from several previous swoons.Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, who is one of the earliest investors, believes countries will benefit a lot from adopting cryptocurrencies and blockchain as it will enable governments to become more transparent and efficient.last_img read more

At CES Beltys Upgrade Includes New Look and Vibration Functionality

first_img This story originally appeared on Engadget Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now One of many odd things to come out of CES 2015 was Belty: a self-adjusting belt that would literally cut you some slack if you enjoyed your dinner a little too much. As mentioned last week, following the exposure at CES, the company behind it, Emotia, decided a redesign was in order. After the heavy, thick (but coolly industrial-looking) prototype, the new “Good Vibes” (or GV) model is slimmer, lighter and looks, well, more like a dress belt you’d actually see on sale in a clothes store. And it’s not just a pretty (leathery) face.The adjusting band is still here in, but the GV now has vibration functionality, meaning it can nag you while you’re sat at your desk all day, and even pester about water intake if it thinks you’re not hydrated enough. These features can be calibrated through the companion app, but as Emotia’s spokesperson — regularly — reiterated, it all works / nags independent of your phone. Unfortunately, the prototype demo belt broke down before we got to hitch up our slacks for a test, but it’s easy to see how refining the mechanism and swapping some of the build materials to plastic have helped lighten the smart buckle, and that it offers more than a lazier way of keeping your jeans up.The belts themselves are hand-stitched leather, with the design company partnering with L’Aiglon to offer both black and brown options. Proper leather and a smart buckle means it will go on preorder priced at $395 next year. The company still expects to launch in December 2016 in time for the holidays. Because belts are a holiday gift.Image Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: EngadgetImage Credit: Engadget Enroll Now for Free 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. January 5, 2016last_img read more

Housing Plays Small Part as Economy Adds 243K Jobs

first_img Share February 3, 2012 416 Views A still-brittle economic recovery picked up steam in January as the private sector added 243,000 jobs, driving unemployment figures to lows not seen in three years.[IMAGE]The “”Labor Department””: said that the national unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent, signaling the lowest seen since early 2009.Manufacturing, business services, hospitality and leisure helped drive the surge, while construction emerged as the only housing-related sector to create any steam for the pickup in January.Construction added 21,000 jobs from December, with gains for nonresidential construction and specialty trade contractors.Financial services lost some 5,000 jobs from last month by comparison. Real estate services picked up 3,500 jobs, while rental and leasing services slid back by 1,600.””Federal Reserve””: chairman Ben Bernanke continues to frame a weak housing recovery as a stumbling block for the broader economy.Testifying before lawmakers Thursday, he said that high negative equity creates a disincentive for homeowners to buy [COLUMN_BREAK]new homes or refinance their mortgages at a time for historically low interest rates.””Housing is still extremely depressed,”” says “”Nigel Gault””:, chief U.S. economist with “”IHS Global Insight””: “”There have been some signs of improvement in multifamily construction and not much so far in single-family, so we’re still at very low levels of construction activity.”” He adds that debt crises in Europe and job losses at the nation’s biggest banks mean that the “”financial services sector is still going to remain troublesome from sometime. If the eurozone economy stabilizes, it will in turn stabilize global financial markets, but for the moment I think [the sector] will lose more jobs.””Earlier this week “”Citigroup””: announced plans to exit the mortgage brokerage channel. “”Bloomberg News””: quoted spokesperson Mark Rodgers as saying that the decision may implicate 300 or more jobs at the company.The move follows departures by other banks from the mortgage origination and servicing industry last fall.Job numbers eased hopes for a steady housing recovery but ignited a rally on Wall Street that lifted stocks and shares for the nation’s largest lenders.The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 1.23 percent to end the day in a surge to 12,862 points.Stocks for “”Bank of America””: led the way with 5.23 percent in gains, closing shares by end of day for the mortgage company at $7.84.Citigroup followed with a 4.85-percent pickup in stocks that closed shares for the bank at $33.54.””Wells Fargo””: saw its shares climb to $30.63 on a lift in stocks by 2.44 percent, while “”JPMorgan Chase””: ended the day on a 1.94-percent rise to $38.28 per share. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Agents & Brokers Bank of America Ben S. Bernanke Citigroup Confidence Debt Crisis Dow Jones Industrial Average Federal Reserve Housing Affordability IHS Global Insight Investors Jobs JPMorgan Chase Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Payrolls Processing Service Providers Shares Stocks Unemployment Wells Fargo 2012-02-03 Ryan Schuette New,Housing Plays Small Part as Economy Adds 243K Jobslast_img read more

Norwalk Connecticut – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgNorwalk, Connecticut – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe watch-making firm Bell & Ross is bringing the first wristwatches worn during the First World War back into vogue: the PW1 (Pocket Watch 1) and its development into a wristwatch, the Vintage WW1 (Wrist Watch 1). The ultimate master watchmaker in the military field, Bell & Ross is passionate about its mission to revive the spirit of the early watches which influenced history and pay a heart-felt tribute to the past through its creations. The PW1 and WW1 ARGENTIUM are a fantastic illustration of the unique parallel between the history of aviation and that of watch-making.With the PW1 and WW1 ARGENTIUM®, Bell & Ross preserves the magic of vintage timepieces and sublimates them using the most innovative watch-making techniques: by using a new oxidationresistant alloy, Argentium, the pioneering watchmaker is reviving a forgotten metal. Inimitable color, magnificent luster and unique depth: the PW1 and WW1 ARGENTIUM are suffused with all the nobility of silver.Alongside the Tourbillon and perpetual calendar, the Répétition Minutes (Minute Repeater) is one of the three finest complications in watchmaking, a masterpiece of excellence and expertise demanding complete mastery of the art of watch-making. With the creation of the PW1 Répétition Minutes, Bell & Ross reinterprets the pocket watch, imbuing it with poetry.A symbol of Bell & Ross’s expertise, the PW1 Répétition Minutes marks time like the clocks of the past: the hour is not read, it is heard. The purity of the melody which resonates through its high quality silver case is a pleasure to the senses. A timepiece with a complicated mechanism, it indicates the hours and minutes musically on request. A low-pitched sound is emitted for each hour, followed by a series of double low-pitched and high-pitched sounds for every five minutes elapsed. The complication is activated by pressing the button on the left-hand side of the case. In a subtle choreography, the perfectly orchestrated hammers of the additional module strike the bells of proper caliber. The vibration of these intricate parts made up of thin steel wires produces a gentle melody. The PW1 Répétition Minutes was designed in the tradition of period watches: a manual winding mechanism, a silver case and chain and a domed crystal and dial. The guilloché caseback opens to reveal the ingenious mechanism. With this exceptional model, Bell & Ross offers connoisseurs and collectors a real journey back in time.Created from a unique silver alloy, the WW1 ARGENTIUM models perfectly reflect the high-quality allure of the early wristwatches. An exercise in style mastered by Bell & Ross, which in these two models demonstrates the perfect refinement of its art. These two versions retain the characteristics specific to the WW1 collection. The finish of the hands and index in appliqué metal give the model a timeless refinement, and the domed glass gives the watch a vintage look. Unlike the original, it is made from sapphire, a hard-wearing material, using perfected techniques. Designed in the finest watch-making tradition, the manual winding movement offers a journey back to the very roots of watch-making. The horns are produced like wire handles soldered to the case. The elegance of the straps harks back to the first wristwatches while being ergonomically perfect. They stand out from the other models in the WW1 45 mm collection by their smaller diameter (41 mm), the unique luster of their silver case and their finish. The WW1 ARGENTIUM models are the perfect embodiment of Bell & Ross’s mission: to turn back time in order to add new treasures from the past to its collection. The firm is restoring silver to its rightful place. And by improving the properties of the metal, Bell & Ross ensures its new models are of a unique quality. Charismatic, bright and precious: the latest Vintage inspirations from Bell & Ross are born.www.bellross.comlast_img read more