Myleene Klass Visits Nepal With Save The Children

first_imgSave the Children ambassador Myleene Klass recently traveled to Nepal to see first-hand the impact a lack of access to basic healthcare is having on young lives.Myleene Klass cries as she talks to Soshma, 20, who lost her first child to pneumonia two years ago Credit/Copyright: Suzanne Lee/Save the Children“As a mum, I know how terrifying it is to give birth, even with a trained midwife available to help,” says Klass, “But in Nepal I heard some harrowing stories.“I met mums who had to walk on foot or were carried for up to seven hours in a wicker basket to get to a clinic because there aren’t any ambulances; women who had to give birth by the side of the road without a health worker present; mothers who couldn’t afford basic medical care for their children – the result was horrifying, and always the same: children dying needlessly.”To read the full blog about her trip, click here.last_img read more

Yellowknife introduces 10 year plan to reduce homelessness in Yellowknife

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN National NewsYellowknife has adopted a ten-year plan to end homelessness.The number of people who live on the city’s streets is already high – and is growing.But will the implementation of this new strategy make a difference?cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

Global disarmament cannot be postponed any longer Ban says

31 July 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged greater progress towards achieving a world free of nuclear weapons, warning that humanity still faces serious threats from this global scourge nearly 20 years after the end of the Cold War. “Disarmament is back on the global agenda – and not a moment too soon,” Mr. Ban wrote in an opinion piece being published in The Gulf Times, The Kosovo Times and The Guardian, among other newspapers. “The Cold War’s end, 20 years ago this autumn, was supposed to provide a peace dividend. Instead, we find ourselves still facing serious nuclear threats.” Some of the threats, he said, stem from the persistence of more than 20,000 nuclear weapons and the “contagious doctrine” of nuclear deterrence, while others relate to nuclear tests – more than a dozen in the post-Cold War era, aggravated by the constant testing of long-range missiles. Still others arise from concerns that more countries or even terrorists might be seeking the bomb. “For decades, we believed that the terrible effects of nuclear weapons would be sufficient to prevent their use,” the Secretary-General stated.“The superpowers were likened to a pair of scorpions in a bottle, each knowing a first strike would be suicidal. Today’s expanding nest of scorpions, however, means that no one is safe.”Mr. Ban highlighted his own five-point plan to achieve the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world, which begins with a call for the parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to pursue negotiations “in good faith” on nuclear disarmament, either through a new convention or through a series of mutually reinforcing instruments backed by a credible system of verification.Second, he urged the Security Council to consider other ways to strengthen security in the disarmament process, and to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against nuclear weapons threats. He also proposed that the 15-member body convene a summit on nuclear disarmament, and urged non-NPT States to freeze their own weapon capabilities and make their own disarmament commitments. Third, he stressed that universal membership in multilateral treaties is “key,” as are regional nuclear-weapon-free zones and a new treaty on fissile materials. Fourth, in an effort to promote accountability and transparency, countries with nuclear weapons should publish more information about what they are doing to fulfil their disarmament commitments, he stated. “While most of these countries have revealed some details about their weapons programmes, we still do not know how many nuclear weapons exist worldwide,” he said, adding that the UN Secretariat could serve as a repository for such data. Lastly, he urged progress in eliminating other weapons of mass destruction and limiting missiles, space weapons and conventional arms – all of which are needed for a nuclear-weapon-free world. “This, then, is my plan to drop the bomb,” the UN chief wrote. “Global security challenges are serious enough without the risks from nuclear weapons or their acquisition by additional States or non-State actors.“Of course, strategic stability, trust among nations, and the settlement of regional conflicts would all help to advance the process of disarmament. Yet disarmament has its own contributions to make in serving these goals and should not be postponed.”As part of his own efforts to promote the cause, Mr. Ban launched the “WMD-WeMustDisarm” multimedia campaign on 13 June, beginning the 100-day countdown to the 2009 International Day of Peace, which this year focuses on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.In the lead-up to the International Day, observed annually on 21 September, Mr. Ban and others will raise awareness of the need to eliminate nuclear weapons by issuing a daily message, via Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, email and radio, urging the world to disarm. As part of the campaign, the UN will launch a competition tomorrow for the best short film on the issue of nuclear disarmament and/or non-proliferation. Winning films will be shown at UN Headquarters in New York and posted on the online platforms supporting the Secretary-General’s campaign. read more

Sri Lankan teen commits suicide in Italy over love affair

A Sri Lankan teen has committed suicide in Italy over a love affair, the Italian media reported.The 16 year old boy in Vicenza had consumed some form of liquid after his parents had refused to allow him to have a relationship with an Italian girl. Reports stated that the parents of the young boy wanted him to have a relationship with someone from the same ethnicity as his family.The boy was admitted to hospital but he was pronounced dead a few hours later. (Colombo Gazette)

Senior UN relief official receives humanitarian award

Hebrew Union College awarded the 2005 Roger E. Joseph Prize to Mr. Egeland yesterday took place at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Ceremony of Investiture and Ordination in Central Synagogue in New York City.The Joseph Prize, established in 1978, is an international award presented annually to an individual or organization, which, by virtue of religious and moral commitment, has made a distinctive contribution to humanity and whose conduct or work enhances or encourages the values and ideals that derive from religious teaching.Mr. Egeland was awarded the $10,000 prize for his work on behalf of victims worldwide. He was among the first to sound the alarm on the present situation in the Darfur region of Sudan and has 25 years of human rights, peace, and humanitarian work. Mr. Egeland plans to donate the proceeds of the prize to field operations carried out by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which he heads.”We must always speak the truth about the reasons why so many suffer, and how matters can be put right,” said Mr. Egeland at the ceremony. “We must never avoid speaking the truth because we are afraid of offending people in power.”Roger E. Joseph, a lawyer and decorated World War II veteran, was severely stricken with polio in 1951, leaving him almost completely paralyzed for the remainder of his life. Confined to an iron lung, he spent years learning to care for himself; ultimately he was able to resume his law practice and was active in many causes.Previous award recipients include Victor Kugler, who gave refuge to Anne Frank and her family during the Holocaust; Helen Suzman, the South African anti-apartheid activist; Rosa Parks, the mother of the modern civil rights movement in the United States; and the French village of Le Chambon, which gave refuge to Jews and Christians fleeing the Nazis during the Holocaust.It has also been posthumously given to Johan Jorgen Holst for facilitating the Middle East Peace accords; Chaplain Mychal Judge and the City of New York Fire Department after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001; as well as the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl and The Daniel Pearl Foundation. read more

Russell Wilson Makes Strong Case To Be Seahawks Starting

Rookie Russell Wilson staked his claim to be the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback on Friday night, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns to lead his team to a 44-14 preseason rout of the Kansas City Chiefs.The third-round draft pick out of Wisconsin also scrambled for 58 yards as visiting Seattle scored on its first six possessions to effectively put the game out of reach by halftime.The 5-foot-11 Wilson has been competing with Matt Flynn for the starting job. Flynn, the former Green Bay backup who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, missed the game with a sore elbow, giving Wilson the stage to himself.He made the most of his opportunity.“He’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “This is the guy we hoped he would be. All of the talk about how tall he is and all that stuff, I don’t see it being a factor. I don’t see it, I have watched more carefully than anybody could have ever watched, and I don’t see it being an issue. It isn’t to me.”Seattle looked impressive in remaining unbeaten (3-0) as it prepares for its preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders next week. The Seahawks open the regular season at Arizona on Sept. 9.Wilson paced the offense to field goals on his first two possessions before hooking up with tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. for a 21-yard scoring strike early in the second period.Wilson, who completed 13 of 19 passes without an interception, added an 11-yard touchdown pass to Charly Martin the first half’s waning moments as Seattle raced to the 23-7 halftime edge and never looked back.In three preseason games, Wilson has completed 67 percent (35 of 52) of his passes for 464 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception.The Chiefs’ offensive struggles helped assure the game’s lopsided margin. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s offensive attack fizzled, going three-and-out on three of its first four possessions.Quarterback Matt Cassel completed 19 of 34 passes for 168 yards and a score, but was also intercepted by Seattle safety Earl Thomas, who returned it 75 yards for a third-quarter score.The Seahawks’ Golden Tate added a 95-yard punt return for another touchdown later in the period to push his team’s lead to 44-7.Kansas City wraps up the preseason at Green Bay next week before hosting Atlanta to open the regular season on Sept. 9. read more

Trio remanded for series of armed robberies in Berbice

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedThird man charged, remanded for stealing sheep, ducks from Berbice ranchMarch 9, 2018In “Court”Trio charged, remanded for robbery of Golyn & SonsJanuary 27, 2014In “Crime”Police ‘mistakenly’ charges woman for armed robbery; two others remandedMarch 5, 2014In “Crime” …one of the convicts threatened reporters outside court houseBy Andrew CarmichaelThree men who are accused of committing a series of robberies on the East Bank of Berbice and in the East Canje area were on Wednesday remanded when they appeared before Magistrate Renatta Singh at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court.The three men, Aubrey Brant, 28, of Lot 61 Number 2 Village, East Canje; Peter Baker, 19, of Lot 8 Canefield New Area, East Canje; and Leroy Guevara, also called “Trini”, a taxi driver of Dr Tulsi Street, Hampshire were not required to plea to the five indictable charges.It is alleged that on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Workshop Street Cumberland, while being armed with a gun and in the company of others, the trio allegedly robbed Dirk Sharp of one Mega Pix cellphone valued $7000.On that day in the same street, it is being alleged that they also robbed Nafeeza Aziz of one gold and diamond ring valued $86,000; two gold rings valued $50,000; one Brazilian gold chain valued US$1500 and $7000 cash.On the same day and in the same street, they also allegedly robbed Dupattie Aziz of one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued $75,000.They are also accused of unlawfully and maliciously damaging five surveillance cameras valued $90,000 and being the property of Dirk Sharp.The fifth charge which Magistrate Singh read to them states that between October 30 and 31, 2017, at New Street Cumberland, East Canje, while being armed with a gun and in the company of others, they broke and entered the grocery shop of Vischant Sarjoo and stole $120,000 worth in cellular phone cards, $120,000 worth in cosmetics, $25,000 worth of groceries, $18,000 worth in cigarettes among other items and $60,000 cash all totalling $613,000.Police ranks try to restrain one of the accused as he threatened reporters inside the Reliance Magistrate’s Court yard, prior to the three men being whisked away to prisonAlthough the trio was before another Magistrate the previous day, Guevara told the court that it was the first time he was being charged. When Brant was questioned, he attempted the same answer but the Magistrate reminded him that he had a matter before and never appeared in court.After the accused tried to convince the court that this was not true, Magistrate Singh told him he was being untruthful. “You just rattled off five sentences of lies. Your mother was here and said that you were going to come to court the next day…”Meanwhile, Barker told the court that he was previously charged with carjacking. Police Prosecutor Sergeant Lennox Polliah asked the court not to grant the accused bail given the fact a gun was used to commit some of the crimes. He said the Police are still investigating. They will have to return to court on December 20.Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the trio was before Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court and was charged with two robberies committed on the East Bank of Berbice.It is alleged that on Sunday, October 22, at Glasgow Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice, in the company of others and armed with guns, they robbed Pulwantie Singh of a J2 Samsung cellphone, one gold finger ring and one pair of gold earrings.They are also accused of robbing Roopchand Parmanand of $30,000 on the said night.After the men left the court and were being escorted into a Police vehicle, Brant hauled several threats to reporters including killing one of them if he were to be released. He had to be restrained by officers on hand as he attempted to attack the reporters.Meanwhile, on Wednesday at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court, Brant who was allowed to leave the court without any handcuffs, picked up a stone threatening to harm reporters covering the court case. read more

Even Jesus did not please everyone Ronaldo artist defends sculpture of Madrid

first_img 26,174 Views THE ARTIST BEHIND a much-maligned sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo claims the Real Madrid superstar is happy with the design.An unveiling at Madeira airport yesterday caused quite a stir, with the design being questioned by many.Ronaldo was on hand to pass judgment on the work, though, and was happy to pose for photographs as he was honoured by the island on which he grew up.Emanuel Santos, creator of the piece, insists the 32-year-old reigning Ballon d’Or winner also gave his approval before the grand reveal, with the Euro 2016 champion clearly not overly concerned by the opinion of others.“Even Jesus did not please everyone. This is a matter of taste, it’s not as simple as it seems,” Santos said in an interview with Portuguese website Globo Sports.“I used photos of Cristiano Ronaldo that I searched on the internet as a base. I put the photos next to me and started working on the bust.“What matters is the impact that this work generates. There is always the possibility of making a difference, I was prepared for all this.”Santos added: “Cristiano saw the photos that his brother sent him. I was with the brother at Cristiano’s museum in Madeira and from the messages he sent, I could tell that he liked what he saw.”While not addressing the issue of the sculpture directly, Ronaldo did speak of his delight at seeing his achievements recognised in his native Portugal.He said: “Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special, everyone knows that I am proud of my country and especially my home city.“Thank you very much to the president of the regional government Miguel Albuquerque for having had the courage and the firmness to do it.”The 32-year-old later posted on Twitter: ”Happy and honored to have my name given to the Madeira airport!”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Mar 30th 2017, 5:35 PM Short URL 35 Comments Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 5:35 PM Ex-Man United boss van Gaal in talks with Dutch FA after Blind sackingNew dates confirmed for Derry fixtures postponed following Ryan McBride’s death Share12 Tweet Email1 Follow us: the42.ie ‘Even Jesus did not please everyone’: Ronaldo artist defends sculpture of Madrid star Emanuel Santos insists the Ballon d’Or winner is happy with his effort. By The42 Team http://the42.ie/3315644 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Cuts To Early Education Now Could Cost The State Later

first_imgSabrina Nelson and son Rylan, who’s now 3. (Photo courtesy Sabrina Nelson)Download AudioJuneau resident Sabrina Nelson says she was a mess when she had her first child.“You’ve just given birth, you’re dealing with postpartum depression. You don’t know what resources you have for you even though you’ve been given a bunch of handouts at the hospital or the birth center, and do you have time to read those things when you have a newborn? No. You’re just trying to keep up with sleep,” Nelson says.Her doula told her about the free program Parents as Teachers. New parents get support and guidance from an educator who visits the home once a month.Nelson joined the program when her son was two months old. She says it helped her profoundly. She learned activities catering to different aspects of her son’s development that she wouldn’t have known on her own. The program connected her with other families.“Networking with the other families, I can say, ‘Hey, my child is having trouble with this. Have you gone through something similar?’ I wouldn’t have had the confidence to approach someone and ask those questions or go on playdates and things like that. I don’t think I would’ve been as actively participating in his development,” Nelson says.Parents as Teachers is just one of the programs the state could eliminate funding for completely. A House Finance subcommittee also proposes cutting pre-kindergarten grants and money forBest Beginnings. The Anchorage-based organization supports early learning groups around the state and leverages private funds to help bring free books to thousands of Alaska children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.Joy Lyon is the executive director of the Association for the Education of Young Children in Southeast. She says the proposed cuts come as a total shock and will affect families that rely of these programs.“All indications that I’ve seen previous to this are that there are more and more people that understand the importance of early childhood, that by supporting children when they’re young, they’re going to be a stronger workforce in the future, we’re going to have a stronger economy. So having a strong stable family will lead to a stronger, more stable state,” Lyon says.Retired Juneau pediatrician Dr. George Brown says a child’s brain develops the interconnections that have to do with memory and language learning early on.“When children are in situations where their parents play with them, they talk to them, they hold them, they touch them, particularly during the first year or year and a half, they are increasing those connections amazingly fast,” he says.Programs like the Imagination Library and Parents as Teachers encourage and provide support for parents to do these things and create safe environments during that early time period, Brown says.Conversely, children who spend those years in unhealthy homes don’t develop those brain functions as successfully. Brown says that will likely lead to disadvantages later in life.“If we invest as much as we can during the first three or four years of a child’s life, supporting those families, you are going to be saving a huge amount of money later in life in criminal cost, in court cost, in medical cost and in death cost. So it’s a no-brainer investment,” Brown says.Economic analyst Jim Calvin with the McDowell Group agrees. The research and consulting firm has looked at the economic impact of early education and child care services in Alaska for the last 10 years.“It’s better from an economic perspective for the state to maintain funding as much as possible than to cut it at this point,” he says.With the state suffering from declining oil prices, Calvin says parents of young children need support more than ever.Juneau residents can weigh in on the state’s operating budget, including cuts to early education programs, today at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol Building.last_img read more

International Newswire Reed Hastings Turner Laing Stéphane Richard Gilles Pelisson Set for

first_img Popular on Variety In today’s International Newswire, Series Mania snags Reed Hastings and other heavyweights for its Lille Transatlantic Dialogues; Netflix confirms “Money Heist” as its most watched non-English series ever; Spain converts to Turkish telenovelas; HBO Nordic’s “Berforeigners” gets Norwegian government backing.  A considerable Series Mania coup: Reed Hastings, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix is billed as attending Series Mania’s first Lille Transatlantic Dialogues, along with CEO grandees of Europe’s TV/digital platform scene: Endemol Shine Group’s Sophie Turner Laing, telecom Orange’s Stéphane Richard, Delphine Ernotte Cunci at France Televisions and TF1 Group’s Gilles Pelisson.Hastings will be the subject of a Q & A session. Panelists take in BBC director of policy Claire Sumer and Antony Root, VP, programming and production, HBO Europe.  French minister of culture Françoise Nyssen and European Commission VP Andrus Ansip will close discussions. CREDIT: Atresmedia Turkish Drama ‘Ezel’ Sells in SpainAtresmedia, one of Spain’s largest broadcasters, has acquired the Turkish drama “Ezel” from Eccho Rights, to be broadcast on its Nova channel. It is the second from producer Ay Yapim to air on that channel. According to Atresmedia his first, “Fatmagül,” has received the best ratings on that channel since March 2015. A story of revenge, “Ezel” follows a young man spurned by his friends and fiancé. It was the first Turkish drama to be sold in every Latin American territory, and has rated well in Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, exemplifying the international sales success of the genre. Spain, where local drama is highly popular, traditionally held out against Turkish imports. No more.HBO Nordic Sci-Fi Gets NFI BackingProduced by Rubicon TV, Jens Lien’s sci-fi series “Beforeigners” is HBO Nordic’s first original from Norway, and second overall following the Swedish-language dramedy “Gösta.” A grant of nearly €1 ($1.2 million) has been awarded to Lien’s project by the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), pushing the budget to €7 million . It’s the second grant the series has received from NFI; last year an incentive of €400,000 ($495,000) was awarded to secure Norway as the filming location for the show. According to Nordisk Film & TV Fond newsletter, the series “reunites some of Norway’s top talents”: Lien (“The Bothersome Man,” “Viva Hate”) and “Lilyhammer” writing duo Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin.center_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 That’s a kind of heavyweight industry presence which will merely reenforce Series Mania’s position as still, despite competition and dates just one week before the Cannes Festival, as Europe’s premiere drama series festival.“Our goal with the Lille Transatlantic Dialogues is to create a club for media and policy-makers, a regular high-level rendezvous inspired by the Sun Valley Conference,” said Laurence Herszberg, Series Mania general director.Issues on the table have yet to be announced. The Dialogues’ backing, from France’s CNC film-TV agency, and the E.U.’s Creative Europe Media Program, suggests some consideration will be given to quotas for OTT platforms, championed by Ansip. As proof of its international local content investment, Hastings could point to the extraordinary 5.46 million net hike in first quarter international subs and content spend of $7.5 million to $8 billion for 2018. 60% of Netflix’s announced upcoming series are non-U.S. according to Guy Bisson, at Ampere Analysis. In many ways, Netflix and the E.U. area already on the same page.Official: ‘Money Heist’ (‘La Casa de Papel’) the Most Watched Non-English Series in Netflix HistoryHastings could also make reference to “La casa del papel” (“Money Heist”). It’s now official. Over Jan.-March 2018, the Spanish-language and Spanish heist thriller became the “most watched non-English series on Netflix ever,” Netflix confirmed Monday in a letter to shareholders parsing its first quarter results. “We are seeing more examples of non-English language content transcending borders,” Netflix added. Some commentators insist it’s surprising that a series which punched just a pretty average 12 percentage points share on Spanish broadcast network Atresmedia could then a global hit. As broadcasters audience shares decline, however, they can risk producing more targeted audience segment fare, such as “Money Heist,” a YA series which has pulled off a spectacular long tail success, becoming a social phenomenon in Argentina and Iran. Kicking into the heist a third of the way through Ep. 1, “Money Heist” also underscores another trend: First grab your audience with action, then develop character. Otherwise, they might soon be watching something else.last_img read more

UPS To Transport Medical Samples Via Drone

first_imgStay on target The United Parcel Service this week announced a “groundbreaking” new program to deliver medical samples via drone.In partnership with Matternet, UPS will operate multiple daily flights at Raleigh’s WakeMed hospital and campus, where a majority of specimens are currently moved by courier car.“Drone transport will improve speed of deliveries at a lower cost, enhance access to care, and create healthier communities,” Donald Gintzig, president and CEO of the North Carolina-based healthcare system, said in a statement.Free from the constraints of roadway traffic, the aerial addition also provides the option of on-demand and same-day delivery.Matternet’s M2 quadcopter begins its journey at one of WakeMed’s facilities, where a medical professional will load a secure container with a medical sample or specimen.The UAV will then fly along a predetermined path, monitored by a specially trained remote pilot, to a fixed landing pad at the main WakeMed hospital and central pathology lab.“Using drones to bring blood and other diagnostic specimens from medical facilities to central labs will improve transport efficiencies like never before,” according to Chris Cassidy, UPS president of global healthcare and life sciences strategy. “And with fewer vehicles on the road, we’ll generate less environmental impact.”Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the M2 can carry medical payloads up to about 5 lbs. over a distance of 12.5 miles.“Our technology allows hospital systems to transport medical items at an unprecedented level of speed and predictability, resulting in improved patient care and operational savings,” according to Matternet CEO Andreas Raptopoulos.His company in 2017 partnered with the Swiss Post to launch the first medical drone delivery network in Switzerland; it has already completed more than 3,000 flights for the country’s healthcare systems.This isn’t UPS’s first UAV rodeo: Three years ago, the shipping firm teamed up with GAVI and Zipline to deliver blood products to remote locations in Rwanda.More on Geek.com:Baby Receives World’s First Drone-Delivered VaccineKoala-Spotting Drones Outdo Human ExpertsDronestagram Reveals Winners of Drone Photography Contest UPS Wants to Bring Drone Deliveries to U.S. HospitalsWatch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape Cod last_img read more

Microsoft to Offer Biometric SignIn for Windows 10

first_img 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 17, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Microsoft Corp will introduce an automatic biometric sign-in option with its Windows 10 operating system due out later this year, the first time it has offered such a service widely across devices.The feature, called Windows Hello, means users will be able to scan their face, iris or fingerprint to verify identity and access Windows phones, laptops and personal computers.Microsoft, which announced the feature on Tuesday, said users’ biometric data would be stored locally on the device and kept anonymous to make sure personal data is safe from hackers.Windows Hello will only be available on new devices that are capable of running the new feature. Chip-maker Intel Corp said all machines incorporating its RealSense F200 sensor will run Windows Hello.The feature is the latest effort from Microsoft to make its products more amenable to natural interaction with users, following its Kinect motion sensor for the Xbox game console and its Cortana personal assistant on Windows phones, a rival to Apple Inc’s Siri.(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Christian Plumb) Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Monster Digital 128GB SSD Portable Hard Drive 4499

first_img Share Tweet Submit Being able to bring your previous data with you and have it local is a true godsend at times. Storage might be cheap in laptops, but sometimes an external drive lets you share more with your other systems and with your friends far easier than the cloud would. And why settle for the middling speeds of a normal USB thumb drive?Why not opt instead for a fast SSD with an actual SSD controller that’s able to saturate the entire USB 3.0 interface. And why would you not want native encryption either, with very little performance decrease from using it.128GB SSD for $44.99? Where do I sign up?We happen to have just what you’re looking for in our store, a 128GB external SSD with native encryption for $44.99. Never worry about having to rely on the cloud again. Or just use it to store those super secret documents, all in a lightweight package.What you’ll get:Get higher reliability than w/ rotating hard drivesTransfer data quicker than ever before (an HD movie transfers in just 30 seconds)Protect your data w/ 256-bit AES SecuritySimply plug in to your Mac or PC to useStore photos, videos, files & moreView transfer status w/ LED indicatoryEasily take it on travel thanks to the compact & light designDetach the USB 3.0 cable when needed elsewhereUtilize the pre-installed Monster Encrypt™ file securitylast_img read more

Royal Caribbean launches upgrade bid program

first_imgRoyal Caribbean launches upgrade bid programRoyal Caribbean launches upgrade bid programAustralian & Kiwi guests can now bid to upgrade their stateroom with RoyalUp by Royal Caribbean. From Oceanview and Balcony staterooms to some of the most expansive suites at sea – just like a Royal Caribbean adventure, the possibilities are endless.Guests booked on eligible local and international sailings will receive an email from Royal Caribbean, advising them of the available stateroom upgrade options and inviting them to submit an offer of their choice.If the offer is accepted, the guests will be automatically charged and upgraded, guaranteeing the perfect start to their Royal Caribbean adventure.The program follows the successful roll out of Celebrity Cruises’ MoveUp program in Australia and New Zealand in 2018.Terms and conditions apply. For more information, head to www.royalcaribbean.com.au.About Royal Caribbean InternationalRoyal Caribbean International is the world’s largest global cruise line, delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveller. The cruise line continues to revolutionise holidays with itineraries to more than 260 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated Perfect Day Island Collection including the first private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay.  Media can stay up-to-date by following @RCIaustraliaandnz on Facebook.For additional information or to make reservations, holiday-makers should call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com.au; or call 1800 754 500.Source = Royal Caribbean Internationallast_img read more

Celebrity Cruises has named talented agents Erin L

first_imgCelebrity Cruises has named talented agents Erin Lutwyche (Infinity Cruise), and Karen Wasserfuhr (Ucango Travel and Cruise Centre), as winners of the Celebrity Edge Agent Incentive.Karen Wasserfuhr with Peter McCormack (Director of Field Sales Celebrity Cruises)Lutwyche and Wasserfuhr will be two of the first Australian travel agents to experience the revolutionary Celebrity Edge when she sets sail from Fort Lauderdale in November 2018. They will both enjoy return economy flights as well as a night’s accommodation before the spectacular inaugural.“I worked really hard to enter every booking and this is a dream come true. I can’t wait,” Lutwyche said.An equally thrilled Wasserfuhr was “…surprised and delighted to have won [an] incredible opportunity to experience the new Celebrity Edge.”In June 2018 Australian and New Zealand travel agents were given the chance to enter the exciting competition through every new booking made on Celebrity Cruises sailings departing before 30 April 2019.TOP IMAGE: L-R: Phil Ambrose (Infinity Team Leader), Mark Rheinbay (Strategic Account Manager Celebrity Cruises), Erin Lutwyche (Infinity Team winner), Tammy Marquet (Cruise Specialist Area Leader – Infinity Cruise) agentsCelebrity CruisesCelebrity Edgeincentiveslast_img read more

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first_imgAspen, a charming resort town and world-renowned skiing destination located at the base of Aspen Mountain, is the ideal location for the first free-standing Moncler Boutique in the U.S. The store will be located at Boutique Moncler 432 East Hyman Avenue 81611 Aspen, Colorado and is scheduled to open for Thanksgiving Day on November 27th.

The one-floor Boutique has been designed by French architects Gilles e Boissier, the firm responsible for creating the Moncler Boutiques. The 1100 square foot store is cozy with an ultra-modern setting reflecting the ambiance and charm of Aspen.The Boutique’s interior is designed in the spirit of a modern chalet with dark stone floors, wood ceilings, and wood-painted walls lined with irregular horizontal staves. Black metal hangers and tables in wood, black metal and crystal complete the space. The result is a warm and understated offering that creates a calm and elegant ambiance.The store will house the Moncler Men’s, Women’s, along with an assortment of men’s and women’s accessories including shoes, hats, gloves and bags.Moncler continues to expand internationally opening three Boutiques in the last year including Paris, Crans sur Sierre and Megeve. Also, Moncler just opened in Chamonix and Courmayeur this summer and next winter in Milan, Gstaad and Hong Kong and plans to continue expansion in the U.S.last_img read more

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