A Field Guide to the Canon 5D Mark IV’s Built-in Wi-Fi

first_imgFollow these five simple steps to get your Canon 5D Mark IV synced up to Wi-Fi and connected to your smartphone or laptop.All images via Jourdan Aldredge.In a hyper-connected world, it may come as no surprise that digital cameras have been quick to adopt Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for syncing with other devices and smartphones. The Canon 5D Mark IV, like past iterations, is no exception. Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to get your Canon 5D Mark IV synced, connected, and remotely accessed.Turn on WifiFirst, you’ll want to turn on your camera’s Wi-Fi, which you can find by navigating through your camera’s menu screen. Scroll through until you get to the settings tab (which is the yellow wrench). From there, you’ll go to the fourth tab, and scroll down to click on “communication settings.” I say scroll, but with the Canon 5D Mark IV, you can use the touchscreen as well to navigate.From there, click through to the “Built-in wireless settings” and then the “Wi-Fi/NFC” option to enable Wi-Fi (if it already says enabled, and the rest of the options below are available, you’re good to go but may need to clear settings at the bottom in case your camera has already been synced to another device in the past).You can then create a nickname for your camera. For this example, we’ll just use the default, which is “EOS5D4,” but feel free to make it whatever you’d like.Download Canon AppBefore we move on to connecting your Canon 5D Mark IV to your smartphone or device of choice, you’ll need to make sure you have the Canon App already downloaded and set up on your device. For this example, we’ll be using an iPhone 6s, but the app should be the same across all smartphones and devices. To download the app, go to your app store to find the “Canon Camera Connect” app. Once the app is downloaded and set up, you can connect your camera using the following steps.Connect to SmartphoneOnce you have the Canon App, you’ll go back to your 5D and choose the “Wi-Fi Function” option under the “Built-in wireless settings.” You’ll choose the icon for your smartphone (or other device of choice). Choose “Easy connection” over “Select a network,” and you’ll find yourself at a screen with info about your Camera’s SSID and an “Encryption key” to sync your camera to your smartphone.You’ll then go to your smartphone and navigate to your wireless settings and find your Wi-Fi connections. You should see a Wi-Fi signal with your Canon 5D SSID (set to your camera’s nickname). You’ll simply choose that Wi-Fi and put in your “Encryption code” as your Wi-Fi password. Give your camera and smartphone a few seconds to connect. After you go back to your camera, you’ll be asked to confirm your connection, and from there you’ll be connected and synced!Open in Canon AppIf you go into your Canon App now, you will see a page confirming your two devices are connected and synced. If not, you can manually connect them in the app in the same way. The Canon Camera Connect app has lots of functionalities of its own, a few you’ll notice right away are your ability to view and transfer your images and video files directly on the app.Remote Smartphone ControlsFrom within the app, you can sync and manage different aspects of your camera remotely. Some of the most notable controls allow you to change things like ISO, F-stop, shutter speed, and exposure. For video purposes, you can start and stop recording; change other more advanced controls like your white balance and frame rate (and change between MOV and MP4); and keep tabs on recording time and battery life — and even monitor audio levels.For film and video professionals, this opens lots of doors when shooting solo and you need to set a camera and monitor remotely. It’s also helpful when vlogging or filming yourself, as you won’t need to jump back and forth between in front of and behind your camera. You can also use this to get your camera into tight or hard-to-reach spaces where you can’t monitor the viewfinder directly.For more Canon 5D (and other camera) tips and tricks, check out these articles below.Should You Upgrade the Canon 7D to the 5D Mark IV?Using Canon 5D Mark IV’s Auto-Focus While Shooting VideoCanon Log Upgrade: Should You Send in Your Canon 5D Mark IV?The Differences Between All-I and IPB CompressionUtilizing Remote Grades in DaVinci Resolvelast_img read more

Maintaining Pricing Discipline

first_imgPricing discipline is the key to protecting your business model and sustaining profitable growth. Pricing too high, or too low, can kill your business over the long term, or really quickly.Pricing Too HighSome companies with a low price model make the mistake of charging some client more specifically because the client is naïve. They gouge the customer because they know that the client doesn’t know any better.They put the transaction before the relationship. This is always a mistake, and not just when you expect repeat business from that customer. It’s also a mistake because word-of-mouth is so powerful. Word-of-mouth is powerful when you do great work because it helps you acquire new clients. But it’s even more powerful when you cheat someone because they will tell others how you took advantage of them.At some point, your client will learn, likely from one of your competitors, that they are receiving a raw deal. There is no coming back from violating your client’s trust to make a few dollars more (dollars you would have made over time had you put the relationship before the transaction).Pricing Too LowThe lack of discipline when it comes to pricing is more often the other direction, when companies with models that require that they capture a higher price point take in business at breakeven or a loss.Profits are sanity, sales are vanity. Revenue without the accompanying profit is empty calories; there is no nutritional value. It doesn’t help you grow, and it distracts you and your company from doing work where you can be profitable. A higher price is how companies who differentiate on value capture the money they need to execute and deliver for their clients.It might feel good to win an opportunity, but breaking your pricing model isn’t an accomplishment worth celebrating. A lack of pricing discipline is a step down a slippery slope. It isn’t worth breaking your model to win a big account at breakeven, or a margin that doesn’t allow you to execute for them.Keep the Model PureThere is no business model in which you lose money on transactions and make it up on volume that doesn’t also result in your quickly going out of business.Your higher price is an indication of the greater value that you create. The pushback you get from clients is not really that your price is too high, it is that they don’t yet know how it makes you worth paying more to obtain. Sometimes your prospective client doesn’t believe the difference that makes you different is worth paying more. Helping them see otherwise is called selling, and it isn’t easy.Breaking the model is about trying to make selling easier. And that is never the right answer—especially when you break your model.last_img read more

Big change in society through prohibition: Nitish

first_imgChief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that there has been “a big change” in society through total ban on liquor, which was not being seen by those opposing it.“Life of lakhs of people have been changed through prohibition…go and ask poor people in villages, especially women how ban on liquor has brought big changes in their lives,” said Mr. Kumar while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the second anniversary of prohibition day at Adhiveshan Bhawan in Patna.He took on the Opposition and said: “They only express concern over those who have been arrested and sent to jail for either drinking liquor or being involved in illegal trade of it.”Mr. Kumar also scoffed at media reports over the number of people sent to jail under the new prohibition and excise Act. “They [media reports] say over one lakh people have been sent to jail under the excise and prohibition law…I would like to ask them what is the capacity of jails in Bihar?…If the capacity of all the district jails of the State are put together, even then there would not be space to imprison such a large number of people,” he said. Some media reports, earlier, had said that over 1.20 lakh people have been sent to jail in Bihar in the last two years under the new stringent excise and prohibition law.Mr. Kumar, however, furnished some data on it and said: “From April 2016 to 31 March 2018, a total of 6,82,570 raids were conducted, 1,05,954 cases were registered and 1,27,489 people were arrested, but only 8,123 people are in jail as per records on March 12, 2018”.He further added that “among those arrested, altogether 801 are from outside the State”. Besides, he added, “11,70,865 litres of country made liquor and 17,13,780 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor have been seized in the State in last two years”.‘The poor benefited’“It’s the poor people, people from SC, ST and OBC class who have been benefited the most from prohibition,” said Mr. Kumar, while asserting that “let the people, who are in a very small number, oppose prohibition in the State, but I’ll keep it effectively enforced”. He also quoted Mahatma Gandhi’s words opposing liquor. Earlier, the Bihar government had declared that there has been reduction in crime by 18.5%, dacoity by 24% and kidnapping by 28% ever since the liquor ban was enforced in the State.last_img read more

Novartis’s Japan Unit Faces Criminal Probe for Hypertension Drug Marketing

first_imgJapan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare today asked public prosecutors to investigate a possible criminal violation of drug marketing laws by the Japan subsidiary of the giant Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis. The ministry says the company may have exaggerated the benefits of its hypertension drug valsartan.Last July, Novartis Pharma admitted that a former employee created a conflict of interest by participating in clinical studies of valsartan, sold under the trade name Diovan, conducted by five Japanese medical schools while concealing his affiliation with the company. Several of the studies were retracted after investigations by the medical schools and the health ministry turned up data manipulation that skewed results. Novartis Pharma advertisements had pointed to the studies as showing that the use of Diovan reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke in hypertension patients better than alternative medications. According to Japanese press reports, potential fines could be just $20,000, but there is a small chance executives could face jail sentences.   Also today, Novartis Japan posted a statement in Japanese on its website acknowledging the investigation and apologizing “to patients, their families, health care workers and citizens for causing great worry and trouble.” As in previous statements, Novartis pledged to fully cooperate with authorities but did not admit any wrongdoing.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

New Hope for Asia’s Embattled Forests

first_imgProspects for tackling deforestation in Asia are looking brighter. At the Forests Asia Summit 2014, held in Jakarta on Monday and Tuesday, a high-profile lineup of government officials, business executives, environmentalists, community activists and scientists reached a surprising common ground on the need to address deforestation.”I actually have a sense of hope,” says Scott Poynton, founder and executive director of The Forest Trust, a Swiss nonprofit organization that helps companies run responsible supply chains. It was clear that all parties are “moving toward solutions” for deforestation and related issues, adds Peter Holmgren, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Forests covered just over 4 billion hectares, or about 31% of Earth’s land area, in 2010, according to the most recent Global Forest Resource Assessment undertaken by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. FAO’s study found that globally, the rate of deforestation had declined to about 13 million hectares lost annually from 2000 to 2010 compared with 16 million hectares lost each year of the previous decade. In some countries, notably China, aggressive afforestation efforts have led to an increase in forested areas. In South and Southeast Asia, forest area decreased 2.4 million hectares per year between 1990 and 2000, but only by 677,000 hectares per year between 2000 and 2010. Despite what the report calls “considerable progress,” in reducing forest loss, deforestation “continues at an alarmingly high rate in many countries.”The summit did not result in any new agreements. But it comes on the heels of “a series of commitments” by big corporations to deal with environmental and social issues, says Glenn Hurowitz, managing director of Climate Advisers, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. In recent months, he says, companies involved in palm oil, forestry, and consumer products have agreed to strive to eliminate activities that contribute to deforestation. Such promises might be greeted with cynicism. However, Holmgren and Hurowitz point out, consumer expectations of greater attention to environmental issues are driving the corporate response. In many cases, large corporations “are setting the bar higher than the laws and regulations in Indonesia,” says Yuyun Indradi, who follows forest issues for Greenpeace Southeast Asia from Jakarta.”We have to see if the commitments are realized on the ground,” Holmgren says. Poynton adds that tax and development policies in Indonesia and elsewhere inadvertently incentivize deforestation, though he thinks some government officials now recognize the problem.last_img read more

SPORT-IPL-GAYLE 3 LAST

first_imgKKRs den had transformed into Kohlis home ground as KKRs den had transformed into Kohlis home ground as the packed crowd was seen chanting RCB, RCB and Gayle said the fans wants the cricketers to entertain or simply get lost. “They love to be entertained. If you are not hitting those sixes and fours, get off the field, you know. Let us want to see some entertainment. Wickets, sixes and fours…” Gayle however said he was not surprised to see the huge fan base at KKRs home ground as their team was a crowd-puller. “Im not surprised at all. We have a huge fan base wherever we travel. They love seeing sixes and fours. So you always get support when playing in away so it actually feels being at home as well. Its fantastic from the fans all these years.” “I do like playing cricket here. This was once my home ground. I know the conditions well. We actually won the World Twenty20 here as well. Its a fantastic ground, a place where you can call it a home ground to be honest. Im happy to be among the runs today,” the former KKR batsman said. Gayle was not among runs in this season and his scores in the five outings for RCB before the one yesterday read a sorry 1, 0, 7, 5, 6, and was undergoing a lean phase since his 100 not out versus England in the World Twenty20 in Mumbai exactly two months back. “Its cricket. You maybe a big player but sometime you need a bit of reminder as well how good youre. Theres always been up and down in cricket and life as well. You just try to reborn as quickly as possible.” “We all as players know whats required. You back someone when hes not getting his actual performance going, and when he actually needs it as well. Its basic stuff. You keep it simple as much as possible and play fearless cricket, keep stamping your authority which is very important as well.” He said the pitch was a batting friendly wicket. “It didnt assist the spinners as much as possible. It was a good batting wicket actually. The new ball did not swing as much. There wasnt any huge turn. It was a good wicket. 180 was always chaseable on this sort of wicket.” PTI TAP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Benoit Rolland: Bow Maker, Artist

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) In October of 2012, the MacArthur Foundation awarded $500,000 to Benoit Rolland, one of history’s most skilled violin bow makers. Rolland was one of twenty-three fellows chosen for the prestigious five-year grant, joining the ranks of what the foundation deems “individuals across all ages and fields who show exceptional merit and promise of continued creative work.”The phone call from the foundation announcing his award was a “total shock,” Rolland admits. While the MacArthur Foundation fellows have always been an eclectic mix, ranging from neuroscientists to novelists, Rolland’s work is a rare mix of science and art. His work involves extensive knowledge of mechanics and physics, but the end result is pure beauty.Rolland’s bow-making studio is a minimalist’s 120 square foot room, tucked away on a quiet street in Watertown, Massachusetts. Thanks to the MacArthur grant, he will expand the workspace to double its current size. The space’s white walls are brightly lit, with gauges to control the temperature and humidity of where his renowned bows are made. One table is scattered with specialty tools and a variety of glues.“I’m sorry, it’s a bit of a mess,” Rolland apologizes for the table’s appearance. For someone with a conspicuous genius for music and making instruments (he has invented bows that are used all over the world), he is humble and soft-spoken, a self-proclaimed introvert. Patiently answering questions about the different types of wood that he uses, his process for creating bows, and the countless hours he has spent crafting them, it’s clear that he was meant for this kind of work.Most of the attention he has received, after all, centers upon his work with violin bows and the MacArthur grant – understandably. But a little time in Rolland’s world reveals that the Parisian-born icon is also a sculptor, photographer, and long-time fan of Edgar Allen Poe. In his living room, a small, lighted display case holds a sculpture that he recently made from a block of Box wood.Even the two clocks in his studio were hand-crafted by Rolland himself. “I don’t like time,” he admits, which may explain why neither clock has numbers. A wooden one, shaped like a flame once the hands reach twelve o’clock, only gives an idea of time, rather than an exact measurement. The black plexiglass clock is more precise: “The length of the hands changes depending on what minute it is, so you have to know the clock very well in order to know the time,” he explains enthusiastically.His photographs, like his bows and his sculptures, show a deep-seated love for simplicity. One features a single horse in an open, green field, while another captures a run down shack on Azores, a Portuguese island where many of his photographs were taken. He quickly clarifies that he is not a professional photographer, but that this is something he loves to do.The MacArthur grant will give Rolland the resources he needs to work on a book he has been hoping to write for many years. The book will chronicle the life of Francois Xavier Tourte, a 19th Century bow maker who, in Rolland’s eyes, was “brilliant” but written about incorrectly during his time. In previous biographies, Tourte was depicted as an illiterate who just so happened to make great bows. Rolland plans to finally write a book that will pay homage to Tourte’s intelligence and character. “I’m not Zorro,” he smirks, “but I think it will do him some justice.”But even with the book and his other artistic pursuits, Rolland has no plans to stop making his signature bows. His process involves first hearing the musician play, so that he can sculpt a bow to fit their unique personality and musicality. When he started to learn the art at seventeen years old, it was a dying craft – he was one of only two students at the school he attended in France. Now, bow making’s popularity is on the rise, with more musicians and composers than ever.Rolland talks of one day opening a bow-making school in Boston. But for now, he wants to continue his research with new prototypes. He may soon be strolling the campus at MIT, where a lab would give him the room and materials to delve deeper into new inventions. Rolland has been sculpting bows for over forty years, but in many respects, his work is just beginning. Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About last_img read more

Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes will remain grounded until security clearance: China

first_imgBeijing: China said on Tuesday that Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes will not be allowed to fly until their security is guaranteed, as it ruled out any politics behind its decision to ground nearly 100 such aircraft after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash. China’s civil aviation regulator on Monday ordered domestic carriers to ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, citing flight safety, a day after an aircraft of similar model operated by the Ethiopian Airlines crashed in Addis Ababa killing all 157 passengers and crew, including 10 Indians and Indian-origin Canadians. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane came five months after another Boeing 737 MAX 8 of Lion Air crashed in Indonesia that killed 189 passengers and crew. Reports said there were similarities between the Ethiopian and Indonesian air crashes as they both occurred during take-off, involving new aircraft that had just been delivered. Apart from China, Indonesia and Ethiopia have also ordered the airlines to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes. “As for China, the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has said that they will stay in touch with the US and Boeing,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing here. After guaranteeing the security of the aircraft, they will resume operations. So we don’t have a time table yet. “Only after we confirm that there is no risk for security can we resume their operation. It is shows our sense of responsibility for passenger safety,” he said. In a bid to rule out any politics behind China’s decision, Lu pointed to several other countries and airlines that have grounded the particular aircraft after Sunday’s accident due to safety concerns. “First I want to emphasise not only the CAAC but also many countries in the world and regions are grounding the commercial operations of this aircraft after the accident,” he said. China and the US, the world’s two largest economies, are locked in a trade war since Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items from China in March last year, a move that sparked fears of a global trade war. Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on USD 250 billion of Chinese goods. In response, China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on USD 110 billion of American goods. Top trade officials from America and China are holding talks to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal.last_img read more

Wigneswaran draws flak over damaging comments

The JVP also said that they feel Wigneswaran was making such comments as he was now politically bankrupt.The JVP urged Tamils in the North to reject his comments and support peace in the country. (Colombo Gazette) Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has been accused of making comments which could instigate ethnic tensions.The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said that Wigneswaran’s statement that Sinhalese should not be allowed to be settled in the North cannot be accepted. “We condemn that statement,” JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said today. Silva said that Wigneswaran was not only making damaging comments about a particular community but also a religion.He noted that the comments made by Wigneswaran has not only been rejected by the Government and the opposition but also the Tamil National Alliance. He said that by saying Sinhalese cannot be settled in the North, Wigneswaran is opening the doors for people in the South to say Tamils cannot be settled in the South. read more

Explosive device thrown during riot into UN compound in Afghanistan

No UN staff members were hurt, although some vehicles inside the compound were damaged by the stone-throwing and the explosive device. The crowd was dispersed, and the situation in Jalalabad, in the country’s south, has calmed.A UN spokesperson in New York was asked about the deteriorating security situation in the country. Marie Okabe replied that today’s incident was another reminder of the need for improved security in Afghanistan. “As the UN mission has repeatedly stated, improved security is particularly important in the context of the upcoming elections,” she added.When asked whether the UN has considered help from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), she noted that security was the responsibility of the Afghan authorities and the international forces. She added that there was no reason to believe that the United Nations was specifically targeted. read more

Private sector can contribute in global efforts to counter terrorism says SecretaryGeneral

In a message to the Global Forum for Anti-Terrorism Partnership between Government and Business being held in Moscow, Mr. Annan noted that the recently adopted United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy encourages the world body to reach out to the private sector as part of its efforts, in particular with respect to port, maritime and civil aviation security.“Just as terrorism does not discriminate amongst its victims, neither does it distinguish between the public and private sectors,” he noted. “Businesses are frequently the direct targets of terrorist attacks. Moreover, terrorism not only affects business infrastructure, but also inflicts serious economic harm.”“The private sector is well positioned to develop innovative approaches to addressing a number of aspects of terrorism, in particular in the area of protecting vulnerable targets,” he said, hailing the meeting’s focus on the contribution of the UN and other international organizations.“There is great potential for cooperation between us on a number of provisions contained in the strategy – for example, those pertaining to the financial sector, the Internet, infrastructure, transportation and emergency response,” he said in the message, which was delivered by Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). read more

In Myanmar UN refugee chief calls for solutions to displacement and exclusion

Concluding his first visit to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee chief today appealed for inclusive and sustainable solutions to protracted displacement and statelessness. “These are complex issues but they are not intractable,” said High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in a press release issued by his office (UNHCR).In Kachin and Rakhine states, some 100,000 and 120,000 people, respectively, have remained displaced for more than five years following the eruption of inter-communal conflict between Buddhists and minority Muslim Rohingya. In Rakhine state, Mr. Grandi met with displaced Muslims in Sittwe’s Dar Paing camp who expressed their strong desire to return home. He also reached out to Rakhine and Muslim communities north of Maungdaw and listened to their safety and livelihood concerns. He also met with high-ranking officials in the South-east Asian nation to discuss humanitarian access in Kachin and Rakhine states. “A crucial first step is to pursue freedom of movement and access to services and livelihoods for all. Accelerated pathways to citizenship are also part of the solution, as are efforts to tackle exclusion and poverty,” Mr. Grandi said, alluding to the country’s denial of citizenship for the Rohingya.Among the officials he met with were State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi; the Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Min Myat Aye; the Minister of Labour, Immigration and Population, U Thein Swe; and the Minister of Border Affairs, Lt. Gen Ye Aung. “I was very happy to hear the State Counsellor saying that refugees are welcome back from Thailand,” said Mr. Grandi. “We agreed that returns must be voluntary and sustainable. Refugees should not come back to a situation of dependency but of self-reliance.”He highlighted that the recommendations of the Advisory Commission of Rakhine State provide an important roadmap for the way forward. The High Commissioner will next visit Thailand before concluding his regional trip in Bangladesh next week. read more

Appeal after young man seriously injured in suspected hitandrun

first_img Jun 12th 2017, 12:01 PM GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information after a young man was found with serious injuries in a suspected hit-and-run in Limerick this morning.The pedestrian in his early 20s was discovered at Dullas, Croom by a passing motorist at around 2.30am.He was taken to Limerick University Hospital with what is described as serious injuries.It’s believed that the incident took place sometime after 1.30am.Gardaí are appealing for road users who were on the Ballingarry Road out of Croom to contact them at Newcastlewest Garda Station on 069-20650, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1 Tweet Email 10,459 Views Short URL Monday 12 Jun 2017, 12:01 PM 2 Comments Image: RollingNews.ie By Cliodhna Russell https://jrnl.ie/3439586 Image: RollingNews.ie Appeal after young man seriously injured in suspected hit-and-run He was taken to Limerick University Hospital after being found by a passing motorist. last_img read more

Greek Australians succeed in NSW elections

first_imgThree new Greek Australian representatives will join NSW government after Saturday’s election, which saw the Liberal/Nationals return to power under Premier Mike Baird.Eleni Petinos secured 56 per cent of the primary vote, winning the seat of Miranda for the Liberals. As the first Greek Australian female to occupy a sear in the lower house, Ms Petinos is regarded a rising star for the conservatives, having been involved with the Liberal party since High School. Miranda has become one of the safest seats for the Liberals and it’s predicted that Ms Petinos will have a long tenure in parliament. As expected, Steve Kamper was elected as the new representative for the seat of Rockdale, returning it to the Labor Party. Having received almost 47 per cent of the primary vote, Mr Kamper will have an influential role in the new Labor caucus.The third Greek Australian to be elected is Upper House Labor member and shadow minister, Sophie Cotsis.Considered the ALP’s number one ticket for the Legislative Council, this will be her second four-year term, playing a crucial role in the ALP’s long campaign to regain power in 2019.Of the other Greek Australians that contested the state elections, prominent unionist Arthur Rorris who ran as independent did not manage to win the seat of Wollongong, which remained in the hands of the ALP.In the seat of Canterbury, Liberal Nomiky Panayiotakis got a respectable 27 per cent of the votes, but was not enough to secure a seat, with deputy leader of the Labor Party Linda Burney holding on.According to the latest count, Mike Baird’s government obtained 53 seats, 16 fewer than the 69 the government held before the election. Despite this, the numbers will be sufficient enough to form a majority government and push their policies through, namely the controversial action to partially lease the electricity sector.The ALP claimed at least 34 seats, a considerable increase compared to the 20 it had before. ALP leader Luke Foley said that the party has emerged once again as a strong opposition and will need a swing of about 6 per cent to win government in 2015. The Greens also had a successful run, increasing their lower house members from one to three, with a possibility for a fourth.In the Upper House, the Liberal-Nationals are expected to win an extra seat, thus needing to negotiate with only one minor party to get through its legislation, which will most likely be the Christian Democratic Party of Fred Nile.The count for the Legislative Council will continue in the coming days. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Geek deals Save 97 off a lifetime subscription to MailButler Professional

first_imgIs your inbox getting to be more than a little overwhelming? Consider investing in MailButler Professional. This plug-in for Apple mail is made to help you act on your most important messages while saving you time and energy.• Get a lifetime subscription to MailButler Professional for $34.99 (List price: $1470)With MailButler, you can easily turn your emails into items on a to-do list, mute specific messages, track read receipts, undo accidental email sends, and schedule emails for future delivery. And since it integrates with popular services like Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox, getting at your important information has never been easier.In addition to those incredibly practical features, MailButler can also be used to improve the look of your messages. Not only does it allow for streamlined use of emoji and Giphy animations, you can always customize your signature and message templates to fit your specific needs. While a lifetime subscription to MailButler Professional would typically run about $1470, and the monthly cost runs about $8.41, you won’t have to pay a premium that high. Make your purchase on StackSocial, and you can get a lifetime subscription for just $34.99 — a 97% discount.If you’re not up for a lifetime investment, you can opt for a one-year subscription for just $14.99 instead. That’s an 83% savings, but it’s not nearly as impressive as the lifetime membership.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

Geek Deals 20 Percent off Mario Tennis Ace PreOrder 300 off the

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Road Safety Message from the Minister of Transport and Local Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – As we prepare to celebrate this very special season, let’s take time to reflect on the importance of the celebration.   It’s a time of joy and peace…a time of thanksgiving, but more importantly a time for family.During 2017, we are continuing to have too many deaths on our streets and persons injured due to unnecessary traffic accidents.  Between December 1st and 3rd the country experienced 6 road facilities; one in Grand Bahama, two in Abaco and three in New Providence.   We must continue to work hard in 2018 to ensure that instances of death and injury are greatly reduced, by ensuring that we as drivers and pedestrians engage in responsible, life-saving behavior.As we all know, many unlawful and dangerous habits impede our vision and ability to respond properly while driving, resulting in fatal or very serious vehicle accidents.   We all know of some friend, relative, or an acquaintance who have become a victim of an unnecessary tragedy.  We at the Ministry of Transport and Local Government have too often been forced to comfort the families of the victims whose lives have been cut short, or who suffer life altering disabilities.As we approach this festive season, many of us will be inclined to rush about buying gifts, and may not engage in proper driving or walking habits.  Many of us will also participate in some form of celebration involving alcohol, and I appeal to all such persons to consume responsibly, and to always ensure that when driving, that there is a designated driver for each event, that is someone who has not consumed any alcohol.   It is also important to observe the following key road safety tips in order to fully enjoy this festive season safely:Keep your eyes on the road…When you are driving, you should be doing just that and nothing else, no eating or drinking or engaging in other distracting behavior.Buckle up and use Child Restraint Seats as required by Law.Obey the rules of the road, especially the speed limits and traffic lights.Never use your cell phone while driving.Drive defensively and ignore aggressive drivers.Pedestrians should always use sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, be alert, and wear bright clothing at night.Cyclists should take streets that are not busy and wear appropriate gear to be easily recognized during the night.Motorcyclists should always wear helmets and should not engage in inappropriate behaviors such as prancing bikes and swaying in and out of traffic.Public Service drivers, especially Jitney drivers, must use only designated bus stops, keep left at all times and should not engage in racing to gain advantage over another driver, for the sake of getting to the passenger first.In addition, when you observe someone breaking the rules of the road, report such persons to the Police or to the Road Traffic Department. It is important that we all do our part to contribute to a safe driving environment.On behalf of the staff of the Ministry of Transport and Local Government and particularly the Road Traffic Department, I wish you all a blessed and safe Holiday Season, and I encourage all to drive to arrive alive in 2018, and throughout the New Year. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Hon. Frankie CampbellMinister of Transport and Local GovernmentNassau, The BahamasDecember 14, 2017center_img Related Items:last_img read more

ASA Supports Changes in USDAs Biofuel Program

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that in response to comments received, it was making changes in the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program that will make biofuels produced in facilities located in non-rural areas, as well as those that are foreign-owned, eligible for program payments. The American Soybean Association (ASA) has been pressing for these modifications, as the requirements unfairly excluded valuable biodiesel production facilities that utilize domestic soy feedstocks and benefit American farmers and their communities.”ASA applauds the USDA announcement that it is removing the rural area and domestic ownership requirements that were imposed last year in the Biofuel Payment Program,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean grower from Sidney, Ohio. “Those requirements were not intended by Congress and were inconsistent with the overall goals of USDA biofuels programs: to increase domestic, renewable energy sources and expand markets for farmers.”It was ASA that successfully worked with the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to include the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program in the 2008 Farm Bill as a program that will help grow the domestic biodiesel industry and the use of U.S. soybean oil as a primary feedstock. Biodiesel results in significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum diesel and is the only advanced biofuel that is currently commercially available in the U.S.”Biodiesel has provided a significant market opportunity for U.S. soybean farmers, as well as jobs and economic stimulus for the U.S. economy,” Joslin said. “ASA thanks USDA for making these changes in response to the comments received, including those ASA submitted earlier this year. ASA strongly made the case to USDA that provisions that excluded from eligibility for the program any facilities located outside of areas designated by USDA as ‘rural,’ as well as foreign-owned facilities, made no economic sense. These plants employ U.S. workers, use U.S. soybean oil, and support U.S. farmers and local economies.”USDA will issue an amendment to its earlier notice and request applications from advanced biofuel producers at non-rural biofuel facilities and foreign-owned biofuel facilities.”The production and market competitiveness of advanced biofuels is very difficult, especially under the current economic conditions,” Joslin said. “The Advanced Biofuel Program provides much needed assistance to advanced biofuel producers who are struggling to maintain production, jobs, and the significant infrastructure investment they have made.”last_img read more

BusinessFocused 417 Magazine SpinOff Publishes First Issue

first_img About 40 pages of advertising space in the 100-page November/December issue were sold by 417’s existing sales staff. New hires include editor Claire Porter, as well as a designer, ad production graphic designer and a marketing professional who will guide public relations, social media and live events for the magazine. “Business leaders will want to read it because they want to know who’s coming up next. The magazine appeals to them because it connects them in print with who they need to be doing business with in the future,” continues Whitaker. “In every story, there is a takeaway, some sort of business lesson to be learned or acted upon.” Whitaker Publishing, LLC released the first issue of Biz 417, a new bimonthly magazine covering the local business scene and the professionals who power it in Springfield, MO and the surrounding Southwest Missouri region served by the 417 area code. Ultimately, Whitaker describes the magazine as a curated selection of business advice, business news, and the quintessential guide to networking in “417-land.” “We got feedback—not only from our readers but from the business community—saying, ‘I hope you do more of this,'” Whitaker says. “We decided that there was a place beyond the daily business news to do more personality-driven profiles of the people behind businesses and the young people who are about to take over. That ended up being the backbone of the business magazine.” “We’re starting something called B-School Breakfast, where the people featured in our cover story will do a panel discussion at a pretty high-energy, raucous breakfast. We’re trying to break the mold of the typical dull business mixer,” says Whitaker. To build up a subscriber base, 417 sent letters to “VIP-list” decision makers, promising inclusion in a “founding subscribers” list printed in each of the first year’s issues in exchange for the purchase of a $9.99 one-year, six issue subscription. Prior to the release of the first issue, over 1,000 business leaders had signed up. “The backbone of the website will be a calendar of every networking, chamber of commerce, Rotary or lunch and learn event,” Whitaker says. “It’s segmented by something in the morning, something you can do over the lunch hour, something you can do after hours. It’s an all-inclusive networking mega-calendar.” A major focus of the new magazine will be networking events, some produced by Biz 417. Partially born out of “Generation Next,” a July 2014 feature in Whitaker-produced lifestyle magazine 417 profiling up-and-coming business leaders in the region, Biz 417 is designed to provide “networking in print,” fostering connections between members of the business community, Whitaker Publishing president Gary Whitaker tells Folio:. The networking functions of the print magazine will also extend to the website, which will feature an all-inclusive calendar of local business events.last_img read more

Cumilla court rejects Khaleda bail plea

first_imgBNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaA Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over the deaths of eight people in an arson attack in 2015.Senior judicial magistrate Biplob Debnath passed the order.Public prosecutor Mostafizur Rahman represented the state while advocate Kaiyum Haque stood for Khaleda, a former prime minister.As the court rejected the bail plea of Khaleda, they would file bail petition with the High Court, Kaiyum Haque said.On September 20, acting judge Golam Mahbub Khan, senior judicial magistrate court-5 fixed September 30 for hearing on the bail petition filed by Khaleda. When the prosecution filed a time petition the court fixed October 3 for hearing.Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on February 3, 2015.last_img read more