Firefox Ousts Internet Explorer as Number 1 Browser in Europe

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Tags:#Google#Microsoft#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters Tags:#Google#Microsoft#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… IE still retains its lead in the browser market in North America with 48.92% of users, followed by Firefox at 26.7%, Chrome at 12.82%, and Safari at 10.16%.StatCounter’s figures are based on aggregate data on a sample of over 15 billion page views per month. IE still retains its lead in the browser market in North America with 48.92% of users, followed by Firefox at 26.7%, Chrome at 12.82%, and Safari at 10.16%.StatCounter’s figures are based on aggregate data on a sample of over 15 billion page views per month. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,Firefox has overtaken Internet Explorer to become the number one browser in Europe, reports analytics company StatCounter. According to December figures, Firefox had 38.11% of the European market share, compare to IE’s 37.52%.It’s the first time that IE has been knocked out of the number one position in a major geographical area, says Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO, who points to the growth of Google’s Chrome as the reason for the shift. It isn’t that Firefox is gaining steam, but rather than IE is losing users to Chrome.Chrome is still in third place in Europe, but it has grown substantially over the past year: up from 5.06% in December 2009 to 14.58% in December 2010. “We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last,” says Cullen. As part of its anti-trust settlement with the EU, Microsoft has implemented a “browser ballot” as part of Windows set-up that gives users a choice of browsers rather than preferential treatment for IE. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Firefox has overtaken Internet Explorer to become the number one browser in Europe, reports analytics company StatCounter. According to December figures, Firefox had 38.11% of the European market share, compare to IE’s 37.52%.It’s the first time that IE has been knocked out of the number one position in a major geographical area, says Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO, who points to the growth of Google’s Chrome as the reason for the shift. It isn’t that Firefox is gaining steam, but rather than IE is losing users to Chrome.Chrome is still in third place in Europe, but it has grown substantially over the past year: up from 5.06% in December 2009 to 14.58% in December 2010. “We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last,” says Cullen. As part of its anti-trust settlement with the EU, Microsoft has implemented a “browser ballot” as part of Windows set-up that gives users a choice of browsers rather than preferential treatment for IE. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

For several villages in Maharashtra, this year Deepavali will truly be a festival of lights

first_imgMaharashtra is just 4,234 households away from achieving its goal of total electrification. This Deepavali, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will declare the State 100% electrified after nearly 43,000 villages will be lit up by conventional and non-conventional methods deployed by the Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). So far, the State has electrified 99.98% of the 2,41,05912 households originally proposed to be electrified under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) and the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, according to a senior official. “The speedy progress is a result of the work we have been able to carry out post monsoon, especially in the month of October. We have to achieve the 100% mark soon,” said Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary, Energy. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have already achieved the 100% mark before Maharashtra. But the State has been facing challenges in achieving last mile connectivity owing to a supply cost burden and, what the activist are calling a discrepancy in the data on number of villages and households. Both Saubhagya and DDUGJY have adopted 2011 census as a base under which State has 27,856 gram panchayats and 43,000 villages. However, experts said the numbers may have changed over the last seven years and differ from department to department.Earlier, the State had promised that the December 2018 deadline under the ₹16,320 crore for both schemes would be met. But a controversy was raked up earlier this year with the Congress alleging that the government had managed to cover only 11,988 villages in the four-year of it’s term. This totalled to an average of 3,000 villages a year. The Congress also alleged that the Modi government’s electrification average has been 4,800 villages per year, much lower to the 12,000 villages electrified under UPA between 2005 and 2014last_img read more


first_imgMumbai Indians innings Mumbai Indians innings RG Sharma*run out (Negi/Morris/?de Kock)65 PA Patel?run out (Iyer/?de Kock) 1 AT Rayudu b Mishra 25 KH Pandya run out (Khan) 36 JC Buttler lbw b Mishra 2 KA Pollardc Morris b Khan 19 HH Pandya not out 2 Harbhajan Singhlbw b Morris 0 TG Southee not out 1 Extras (LB-1, W-2) 3Total: (For 7 wickets in 20 overs) 154 Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-62, 3-103, 4-110, 5-144, 6-152, 7-152.Bowling: Z Khan 4-0-30-1, Mohammed Shami 3-0-24-0, P Negi 1-0-19-0, CH Morris 4-0-27-1, A Mishra 4-0-24-2, Imran Tahir 4-0-29-0. PTI ATK ATKlast_img

Euro 2016: Albania take on Romania in do-or-die battle

first_imgAfter a couple of solid defensive performances in defeats by Switzerland and France, Albania need to discover some scoring form against Romania, their Italian coach Gianni De Biasi said ahead of Sunday’s vital Euro 2016 Group A fixture.The Albanians held their own for long spells in the opening 1-0 loss to the Swiss and conceded late goals in a 2-0 reverse against hosts France, but they created precious little up front in either match.The Romanians also need to win the do-or-die fixture in Lyon to keep alive any hopes of progressing after a fortuitous 1-1 draw against the Swiss which followed a 2-1 defeat by France.”I believe we can qualify,” De Biasi told reporters as his team, who are at their first major tournament, prepared for what Romania striker Florin Andone described as a matter of “life and death”.”I think that if we are able to score the goals that we haven’t against Switzerland and France then we could get the three points that may get us into the knockout rounds,” said De Biasi.The 60-year-old De Biasi acknowledged that Albania needed to avoid lapses in concentration which cost them dearly in both defeats.Of the loss to France in Marseille, he said: “My team resisted right until the end but we didn’t defend throughout, especially in the first half and at the start of the second.”When you don’t take your chances and score goals, you don’t get big results. My team held up pretty well and we’re disappointed to concede a goal a minute from the end.”advertisementRomania’s Razvan Rat, midfielder Bogdan Stancu, the nation’s first player to score twice in a European Championship, and Mihai Pintilii are all expected to shake off minor knocks.Andone, dropped for the Swiss game after he was substituted against the French, could return to the starting line-up against the Albanians after his replacement Claudiu Keseru had a quiet game against Switzerland.”We must show the mentality of winners against Albania,” Andone told Romania’s Digi Sport television.”It will be very difficult because Albania are a very good team, they run a lot and are very aggressive.”But we are aware that a victory could send us through so we will give it a 100 percent effort.”last_img read more

The end of sporting heroes: Where are the John McEnroes and the Diego Maradonas?

first_imgReading these vastly different memoirs by John McEnroe and Diego Maradona is a reminder that sport once meant something more than money. This is not to say, as old farts always do, that ‘things were better in my day’. The feats of today’s athletes are as thrilling as they always,Reading these vastly different memoirs by John McEnroe and Diego Maradona is a reminder that sport once meant something more than money. This is not to say, as old farts always do, that ‘things were better in my day’. The feats of today’s athletes are as thrilling as they always have been. But sport, for all its omnipresence, has lost its resonance and its influence on wider culture beyond the generating of commerce. Money has reduced our greatest games to a series of bloodless transactions. And so we have the athletes to match. Their talent corralled and coerced into selling products, they’re now primped and varnished creatures whose every word is scripted and every gesture sponsored.At the highest levels, athletes appear stripped of complexity. No longer allowed to say anything political, or to indicate any interest in anything outside the narrow confines of their particular sport and commercial interests. Take Roger Federer, whose gossamer game, a bewitching mix of sinewy strength and frailty, was reduced by Nike each Wimbledon for years to a farcical embodiment of tennis ‘tradition’. Federer was trotted out as some sort of Lord Fauntleroy character, a symbol, in his cream blazer, of the game’s aristocratic pretensions, its clubby snobbery. The timelessness of Federer’s strokes, their aesthetic appeal is translated, in the crude language of advertising, into burnished bourgeois stolidity.McEnroe’s game was almost as sublime as Federer’s, his touch almost as soft. But where Federer, like Bjorn Borg before him, had to rein in his anger, suppress his competitive desire, McEnroe let it spiral into baroque outbursts, ever more extravagant demonstrations of how to lose your s**t on a tennis court. McEnroe likes to think of himself as a rebel, an affront to tennis’s prissiness. Like Jimmy Connors, who brought a gleeful vulgarity to proceedings, McEnroe refused to buy into Wimbledon’s stuffy self-mythologising.advertisementIt’s great that all of McEnroe’s piss and vinegar, the punk insolence of his playing prime, hasn’t curdled into misanthropy. But did it have to dwindle into shtick? But Seriously, a second volume of autobiographical maunderings, is depressing because it is so dull. McEnroe takes us through his post-tennis misadventures in light entertainment and his friendships with a variety of musicians, from Keith Richards to Chrissy Hynde. Neither his name-dropping nor his banal anecdotes serve to amuse, enlighten, or spark an ember of interest. And each yarn is concluded with an exclamatory declaration of the obvious: Who would have thought that John McEnroe would turn into a thundering bore?Thank God, then, for Diego Armando Maradona. Touched By God is his memoir of the 1986 World Cup. Stranded in Dubai, in self-imposed exile, “sitting here in front of one of the many television sets I have in my house in Palm Jumeirah”, Maradona watches every one of Argentina’s games in Mexico. As he watches himself on the pitch where he was the team’s life force, its animating spirit, he recalls how he transformed his country, sunk in post-Falklands War gloom, into world champions and became “the happiest man in the world”. It’s a fantastic story and Maradona’s charisma, unlike McEnroe’s, is intact. He remains crazy, a spiritual outlaw.Those goals against England, of course, are what everyone remembers. The first, when he jumped higher than Peter Shilton, the much taller England goalkeeper, to fist the ball home; the second routinely voted the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup, in which Maradona left a trail of flat-footed English defenders puffing in his wake like comedy cops and Shilton sprawled inelegantly on the turf. In later life, I’ve grown to love the controversial first even more than the unimpeachable second. The second confirmed what everyone already knew-Maradona was the best player on the planet. The first, though, was a gesture of contempt, a refusal to play the game by the rules. It made Maradona a Third World hero, beloved in Bangladesh as much as he was in Buenos Aires for making the English look both stupid and impotent. What Maradona did in 1986 has no equal. Not even Pele so dominated a single World Cup that all other players, all other countries became the backdrop for a one-man drama.Maradona remains glorious. Totemic. Only Muhammad Ali had the same effect on his people. Contemporary athletes are anodyne by comparison, their characters stunted. Where once they represented people, they now shill for big business.last_img read more

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro screen and cameras details leak ahead of expected May 14 launch

first_imgSome rumours and leaks suggest, for the first ever time OnePlus may launch two phones at a time. These two devices are expected to be the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro on May 14 globally. We believe like every year India launch may follow the global launch, which means expect OnePlus 7 India launch to happen next month. It must be noted that the company is yet to officially reveal the launch date of the OnePlus 7 series. However, OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau has hinted to announce some official information about the upcoming OnePlus phones today. We expect the launch date of the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro can be announced.With around (less than) a month left for the launch leaks revolving around the upcoming OnePlus phones are flooding the internet heavily. A new leak coming from a reliable tipster — Onleaks — reveals some key specs of the OnePlus 7 and also OnePlus 7 Pro.The leak reveals that the OnePlus 7 will come packed with a 6.4-inch flat display with a OnePlus 6T like waterdrop notch which will have the front selfie camera sit on it. On the back side, the OnePlus 7 is expected to sport dual cameras – wherein the primary camera will include a 48-megapixel sensor. As of now, there are no revelations about the secondary and front camera specs.The leak also reveals some key specs of the OnePlus 7 Pro — which is said to be the version coming with a pop-up selfie camera. Good job there, OnePlus! The new leak suggests that the OnePlus 7 Pro will sport a much bigger screen compared to the OnePlus 7. The Pro version will include a 6.64-inch curved display. On the top edge of the OnePlus 7 Pro there will be a pop-up front camera while on the back there will be triple cameras. It with have primary 48-megapixel + Telephoto + Ultra Wide camera configuration, the leak reveals.advertisementThe same leak suggests that OnePlus will launch a third phone this year with the name OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. This will be the 5G device that the company first announced to launch during the Qualcomm Snapdragon summit in December last year. All the three OnePlus phones — OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G – will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset. However, the 5G phone will use the X50 modem to bring 5G support to the users.ALSO READ | OnePlus 7 standard edition renders are out: Looks like OnePlus 6T with waterdrop notch and dual rear camerasALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 goes on open sale in India, should you buy this under Rs 10,000 phone from Xiaomi?ALSO READ | Asus OMG Days sale is back: Massive price cuts on ZenFone 5Z, Max Pro M1, Max M2 and otherslast_img read more

Moroccan Social Media Users Launch Campaign “Zero Grissage” to Fight Crime

Rabat – Moroccan social media users launched a campaign with  the slogan “Zero Grissage,” on Monday. The campaign aims to increase public safety, eradicate the crime in Moroccan streets and call for the security department to  be more effective.This was inspired by the latest initiative of the Ministry of Environment that aims to raise awareness about the environmental risks Morocco is facing due to the accumulation of plastics. Social media users launched the  hashtag  #ZeroGrissage, calling the state  to intervene to find resolutions to the phenomenon of criminal attacks and robbery in public and restore safety among citizens.Charlie b’Darija, a  Facebook page that posts analytical topics and opinions of young Moroccans about social life, politics and religion, was the first page to launch the campaign by starting a petition titled “From the people to the King Mohammed VI.” The petition addresses the King Mohammed VI as the supreme authority in Morocco. It requests action from the state, “after a series of heinous crimes that many Moroccan  citizens have recently experienced, especially gunpoint robberies. As young Moroccans, we collectively aim to launch this campaign via social media networks and address the Royal institution to take the necessary procedures to end those criminal threats and provide security to citizens through restraining penalties for everyone arrested with weapons, [including swords and knives]. We also hope the Royal institution expands the security network in order to include all  kinds of criminals [who commit crimes like robbery in public], who should not not receive your pardon, in order to enhance the overall security in the kingdom.”Charlie b’Darija also provides a space for the victims to share  photos or videos of crimes committed against them, in order to mobilize people to stand together against crimes.The campaign came after the inhabitants of El Ksar Kbir took to the streets to denounce the absence of security in the city, after an 18 year-old boy was murdered last week by a boss of a gang nicknamed “Rombo.”Edited by Alexandra Krauska read more

Top UN official in Sudan welcomes endorsement of referendum commission

The head of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today welcomed the appointment of an independent body that will oversee preparations for a referendum on whether southern Sudan should secede from the rest of the country.Haile Menkerios, who is also the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, congratulated the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission members who were endorsed earlier today by the country’s National Assembly.The referendum, which is scheduled for next January, will be the final phase in the implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended a two-decade north-south civil war in Sudan. In April, the country held nationwide parliamentary and presidential elections – the first of their kind in 24 years.In today’s statement, Mr. Menkerios urged “the two partners to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement [the National Congress Party and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement] to accelerate the formation of the long overdue Abyei referendum commission.”The Abyei commission will be responsible for organising and running a separate referendum in the Abyei area in central Sudan, home to a large percentage of the country’s oil reserves. At issue is whether the area should retain its special administrative status in the north or be part of Bahr El Ghazal state in the south.The role of UNMIS is to provide the logistical and technical support for the two referenda, if requested.“UNMIS reiterates its commitment to fully support the implementation of the CPA,” Mr. Menkerios said, to ensure that the referenda “are carried out in a credible way and reflect the will of the people.” 29 June 2010The head of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today welcomed the appointment of an independent body that will oversee preparations for a referendum on whether southern Sudan should secede from the rest of the country. read more

Oil and gas industry sees biggestever 2year decline in oil and gas

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Stock photo: by Lauren Krugel, the Canadian Press Posted Apr 7, 2016 10:00 am MDT Oil and gas industry sees biggest-ever 2-year decline in oil and gas spending CALGARY – Canada’s oil and gas industry is on track to see its biggest two-year capital spending decline in its seven-decade history, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.Companies are expected to invest $31 billion in 2016, a 62 per cent drop from the 2014 record of $81 billion.It’s the biggest drop since CAPP and its predecessor organizations began keeping track in 1947: the year of Alberta’s first major oil discovery.The U.S. benchmark oil price was above US$100 a barrel in mid-2014. Now, it’s at about US$37: below what most producers need to be profitable.CAPP estimates 110,000 direct and indirect jobs have been lost in the downturn, which began in late 2014 and continued to deepen through to last February when crude fell below US$30 a barrel for a time.“It is a really tough time,” CAPP president and CEO Tim McMillan said Wednesday. read more

No country can solve its challenges in isolation Gambia President tells UN

“Our salvation, as human beings, lies in strengthening our multilateral institutions and fostering greater international cooperation to collectively address global challenges,” he said, noting that the UN “uniquely provides the opportunity to achieve this goal.”He observed that during this time of multiple global challenges, the UN’s work is being undermined through inadequate funding.“Those of us who value the UN, as well as those who have benefitted immensely from its work, should be at the forefront to call upon all Member States to step up support for the Organization,” he exhorted.Underscoring the UN’s lead role in solving global challenges, Mr. Barrow said it is “our task is to ensure [the UN] has the required capacity, influence and effectiveness.”He stressed that decisions and actions rooted in a rules-based international system, which is underpinned by multilateral agreements, form the basis of successful relations between and among nations – from tackling climate change and terrorism to addressing disarmament, trade, development and other concerns.“As leaders, we have the shared responsibility to promote a world order that prioritizes peace over insecurity; a world order that eliminates the growing inequalities around the world; and a world order that brings us sustainable development,” he added.Reflecting on the Gambia, Mr. Barrow flagged the country’s new comprehensive National Development Plan (2018-2021), which employs key priorities, such as infrastructural development, agricultural transformation, macroeconomic stability, job creation and employment as a means for the country to oversee its own destiny.“The Plan also seeks to consolidate our democratic gains through good governance, rule of law and respect for human and people s rights,” he explained.In pursuing of a fully-transformed Gambia, the President recognized the importance of engaging with The Gambian Diaspora, which he referred to as “The Eighth Region of The Gambia.”“Our Diaspora strategy seeks to explore and utilize the skills, talent and resources of Gambians everywhere for the successful implementation of the National Development Plan,” he stated.He also urged for incentives to curb youth migration, hoping that the adoption of the new Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December would offer better educational and job opportunities.As a part of the Sahel region, he expressed optimism for the new UN Support Plan for the Sahel in addressing the challenges of development in there as well as fostering peace, security and cross-border relations.“We envisage that this strategy will yield important dividends for Africa, especially towards the maintenance of peace and security and the elimination of terrorism in the region,” the President said.He commended Ethiopia and Eritrea for their efforts to bring peace to the Horn of Africa, saying: “They have set an example for the rest of the continent to emulate.”Full statement is available here. read more

Updated mine plan and resource estimate for Çöpler

first_imgAnatolia Minerals has received an updated mine plan and estimate of direct-leachable (oxide) gold resources for its Çöpler gold deposit, 110 km north of Malatya in Turkey. The study by Independent Mining Consultants (IMC), of Tucson, Arizona, estimates proven and probable in-pit oxide reserves at 18.1 Mt of mill-feed at 2.61 g/t Au, plus 34.2 Mt heap-leach at 1.16 g/t Au, aggregating 2.8 Moz gold (65 % proven). Measured and indicated oxide resources total 60.9 Mt averaging 1.23 g/t Au (2.4 Moz of gold) (measured 63%). Inferred oxide resources total 29.3 Mt at 1.34 g/t Au, (1.3 Moz of gold).The new mine plan leaves some 430,000 oz of measured and indicated oxide and 1.2 Moz of inferred oxide unmined but does envision processing sulphides that must be removed to get at oxide ore and from which gold can be profitably recovered. An ongoing drill programme is underway to more fully define the sulphides and will be the subject of another update focusing on sulphide gold later this year.Çöpler’s overall (oxide plus sulphide, including all reserves) measured and indicated resource totals 84.5 Mt at 1.45 g/t Au (3.9 Moz) (measured 52%). In addition, an inferred resource of 43.6 Mt at 1.72 g/t Au (2.4 M oz gold) was defined. This compares to 3.8 Moz of measured and indicated (measured 55%) and 1.6 Moz of inferred reported last year.The update follows a fill-in drilling campaign completed in early 2006 and a revised, optimized mining plan. Permitting, staff-building, detailed engineering and further optimization studies continue. Andrew Kaczmarek, VP Mine Development and Çöpler General Manager, is coordinating with SNC Lavalin, the EPCM contractor and several other North American and Turkish engineering firms for developing Çöpler’s oxides.Dick Moores, Anatolia’s CEO, said, “Nearly doubling global oxide resources is welcome news. Increasing recoverable gold by 30% (400,000 oz), and producing nearly 1 Moz in the first four years versus 726,000 oz in the feasibility study (Samuel Engineering June, 2006) should have a strong positive impact on the excellent economics previously reported. This is particularly important, since we anticipate lower cost ounces in the first four years, and higher cost ounces in the latter years of the mine. The new plan forecasts an average 176,000 oz gold annually for a full ten years versus an average 160,000 oz gold for eight and a half years used in the feasibility study. IMC’s comprehensive review ensures measured and indicated resources meet basic criteria for economic extraction and are contained in a preliminary pit based on a $475/oz gold price. Our geologists continue to work to further expand the gold resource at and around Çöpler.last_img read more

State Rep Dave Robertson Files Legislation On Net Neutrality Constitutional Rights Local Issues

first_img(Editor’s Note: Below is a press release from State Rep. Dave Robertson’s Office.)BOSTON, MA — With this past Friday marking the end of the four week sprint of bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship by all members of the Massachusetts House of Reps, Wilmington and Tewksbury’s Representative David Robertson made his legislative priorities clear amidst the chaos. Keeping a local focus, much of the legislation targets fixing situations here at home. Ranging from sewage debt relief to helping towns defend against unwanted trash-transfer facilities like Transrail, such legislation focuses on state solutions for local problems.One example of this is his bill, An Act relative to solid waste disposal facilities. The legislation would allow cities and towns to enact and enforce zoning ordinances on landfills, transfer stations, recycling centers, etc that do not have an implicit purpose of serving for public health, public safety or the protection of the environment. If passed, this legislation could give the town of Wilmington (and nearby towns that could and would be affected) additional, non-traditional protections against proposed dangerous businesses like the New England Transrail transfer station, on the polluted former Olin Corporation site. Another example requires revenue from the general fund to be allocated back to towns to help with sewage bond debt relief, an ongoing issue in the town of Tewksbury. However, not all bills were only town-focused.“Without a doubt, the largest bill I am co-presenting with Representative Andy Vargas is Net Neutrality bill,” said Representative Robertson. “Not to take away from any of the merits of any of the other legislation filed for this session, but I think it’s a significant issue that is important to not only my generation, but it’s an incredibly important issue to educators, small businesses and all private users, not just in Tewksbury and Wilmington, but across the entirety of the Commonwealth. As such, I thought it was important for us to jump on this issue right away. And it’s also one of those unique opportunities where we can and I believe do have overwhelming bipartisan cooperation and support. Just about 85% of the country is openly in favor, even more so in Massachusetts, and this is universally agreed upon all across the population regardless of age, income, or any metric.”“To explain the nuts and bolts of the bill, there are three real categories of the internet affected by net neutrality: speed, cost and subject matter,” continued Robertson. “What this bill does is protects the freedom of internet users to access the internet as it has existed, as a universally accessible utility that doesn’t require special permissions or the purchase of individual packages to access Facebook or YouTube in addition to a package that only gets you access to Wikipedia, etc.”In addition to his net neutrality bill, Rep. Robertson filed legislation which if passed would standardize firearms legislation across Massachusetts, preventing legal, law-abiding firearms owners from committing crimes unknowingly as they travel through the state. Currently each individual city or town can pass its own laws regarding what a legal firearm is, which can create a murky legal situation for law-abiding firearms owners who often cross town lines to go to firing ranges or sportsmen’s clubs within the state. In a similar way the Commonwealth standardized the state building code as the patchwork local ordinances resulted in the same issue arising; people were unknowingly and accidentally committing violations.With several thousand bills filed each session, a representative’s personal portfolio of legislation is only a small percentage of the legislation one must be familiar with and ready to discuss. Representatives can show support for others’ legislation through not only voting for legislation in committees or if the legislation reaches the floor of the house, but also through the act of co-sponsoring another Representative’s legislation to show solidarity and support for the legislation.“The bills I’m proud to support through co-sponsorship cover a variety of issues, from Senator Bruce Tarr’s bill which updates open container laws to include marijuana, increasing the percentage of state revenue collected that will fund our schools and roads, and animal protection laws forbiding violent animal abusers from purchasing or adopting more pets,” said Robertson. “There are so many great ideas I am proud to get to work on and support, I look forward to working on them all with my colleagues.”The House of Representatives next organizes its committees and begins work on their version of the recently released Executive Budget, in preparation of passing a final budget in conjunction with the Senate in several months.If anyone has any questions about any of Representative Robertson’s legislation or any legislation of the 191st session of the General Court, please feel free to reach out to the office at or at 617-722-2425.(NOTE: The above press release is from State Rep. Dave Robertson’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

GCI Celebrates 3G Data Service in Bethel with 6000 Cheeseburgers

first_imgBethel residents line up to receive McDonald’s cheesburgers from GCI. (KYUK photo)GCI celebrated the launch of 3G data service in Bethel by flying in 6,000 McDonald’s cheeseburgers. The Friday lunchtime crowd stretched out and around the parking lot of the Long House Hotel.Download AudioStanding over 100 people in line for burgers, GCI’s Vice President for Wireless Services, Dan Boyette, says crews are continuing to tweak the network, but it appears to be functioning as intended.“All of those things that people really had trouble doing before like browsing the internet or sending pictures..that sort of thing will work fine now with the 3G speed, while it’s tough with the 2G or EDGE speed,” Boyette said. “It’s a huge improvement and it’s something we want to keep doing throughout Western Alaska.”GCI has invested millions of dollars over the last several years, including work to build the TERRA-Southwest fiber optic and microwave tower connection. Boyette says tests show phones getting 6 to 7 megabit per second downloads speeds. He says people who don’t have smartphones should see better performance because the old networks is seeing less demand from smartphones.Paul Landes is Senior Vice President for Consumer Services and spent the afternoon talking with customers.“The feedback we’re getting is all really good feedback, people are very happy…clearly being able to do things they weren’t able to do in the past, so it’s an exciting launch, everyone seems pretty happy,” Landes said.As Bethel’s Henrietta Knight waited in line for her cheeseburger, she says she’s not satisfied with her service.“Every time I go to use my 3G service in the evening…I cannot get on, when I call, they say, oh we’re having problems there,” Knight said.Knight says she asks for a credit on her account, but adds GCI won’t give her that.Bethel residents’ years-long struggle with data service has gone to a new level this year and reached the courts. This spring, at the same time GCI’s 3G launched, attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of several customers against GCI . They said GCI did not live up to what was promised in cell phone contracts.Representing the plaintiffs, Attorney David Henderson said Monday that GCI filed a motion for dismissal, to which the plaintiffs responded. They’re now waiting to hear back from GCI’s attorneys.As that process slowly works its way in court, 10 other communities near Bethel will get 3G service. By November, the service should be up and running in Tuluksak, Kwethluk, Akiak, Akiachak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Atmauthluk, Napakiak, Napaskiak, and Oscarville.last_img read more

Is The United States Facing A Constitutional Crisis

first_imgThis week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze the potential outcomes of the House Judiciary Committee’s decision to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt after his refusal to comply with the Committee’s subpoenas to provide documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.Jay and Brandon discuss the politics behind Trump evoking an Executive Privilege on all Mueller Report documentation, and explain why the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. for his testimony on the Russia investigation.NATIONAL TOPICS2020 Presidential roundupTrump’s tax records reveal big financial lossesTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denies House Dem’s request for Trump’s tax returnsTrump says “Collusion Delusion” stole the first 2 years of his PresidencyKentucky Derby winner disqualifiedTEXAS TOPICSMayoral roundup – Dallas, San Antonio, Fort WorthSchool finance reform updateSales Tax hike proposal failsRepresentative Jonathan Stickland resigns from Freedom Caucus and calls vaccines “sorcery”You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Party Politics is produced by Sophie Moll, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share 00:00 /29:10 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Evan Vucci/APPresident Donald Trump speaks during a event on medical billing in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington. last_img read more

Recap Twovehicle accident on the A500

first_imgAn accident on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent is causing traffic delays this evening. The southbound carriageway is partially blocked near the City Road Interchange. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports there is congestion on the D-Road back towards Basford roundabout. The collision involves two vehicles, multiple sources have confirmed – with initial reports at first suggesting three. Traffic England reports queueing traffic in the area and one lane closed. Highways England have confirmed traffic officers are on the scene – with the accident first reported at around 6.50pm. A Highways England spokesman said:  “Lane 2 (1of 2) blocked on the A500 Southbound between City Road and Whieldon Road. This is due to a two vehicle traffic collision. Traffic Officers on scene.” We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the feed below. Read More’The police are forever on Coronation Street…’ – Man, 53, arrested after seven-and-a-half hour stand-off which closed Stoke-on-Trent road comes to an end Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.20:29All lanes reopenedSlow traffic due to earlier accident, two vehicles involved on A500 D Road Southbound at A500 (City Road Interchange). All lanes have been re-opened.The accident has now cleared and traffic is beginning to ease. 20:01One lane remains closedOne lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved on A500 D Road Southbound at A500 (City Road Interchange). 19:29Emergency services on sceneEmergency services are at the scene.19:12What we know so farOne lane is shut on the A500 southbound between City Road and Whieldon RoadTwo vehicles are involved in the collisionTraffic Officers from Highways England are at the scene of the accidentlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more December 13, 2011 – During RSNA 2011, Bracco explained it is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to re-introduce CardioGen-82 (Rubidium Rb 82 Generator) since its recall this past summer.In July 2011, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified the FDA about two individuals, who had previously undergone positron emissions tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans with CardioGen-82, crossing U.S. borders who triggered very sensitive gamma ray emission sensors. Full body scans of those two patients at Oak Ridge National Laboratory determined the estimated amount of unexpected radiation to be minimal and similar to what other patients may receive with cumulative exposure to certain other types of cardiac imaging procedures. Bracco’s investigation regarding a third patient detected at the border remains underway.Maintaining its commitment to patient safety, Bracco has implemented several initiatives to ensure that its products meet the highest standards, including a voluntary recall of Rubidium (Rb) 82 Generators, a clinical assessment program and an Rb-82 Generator quality review program.In support of a market return, Bracco is in the process of revalidating its manufacturing process and reviewing labeling and user training to ensure proper generator use. Bracco has been in constant communication with the FDA to investigate the root cause of the unexpected radiation detected in the border individuals and to address the FDA’s concerns.Bracco has proposed an orderly, phased reintroduction of CardioGen-82 generators to user facilities, with data collection and evaluation of the actual field use of each generator. Based on the outcome of its reintroduction discussions with the FDA, Bracco anticipates a limited and progressive reintroduction of the product to commence in the first or second quarter of 2012.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Related Content X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | December 13, 2011 Bracco Updates Status of CardioGen-82 Recall, Third Patient Being Tested News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read morelast_img read more

Outrigger Fiji Walkathon raises FJD42000

first_imgSource = Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Outrigger Fiji Walkathon raises FJD$42,000 towards kids educationOutrigger Fiji Walkathon raises FJD$42,000Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s annual 10km Walk for Kids raised FJD$42,000 including a FJD$20,000 pledge from the acting Prime Minister, the Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, who also took part in the walk.Arranged by the resort’s Sales & Marketing department for the fourth consecutive year, the walkathon attracted over 150 guests, staff, school children and locals walking to raise funds towards buying a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the teachers at the Sigatoka Special School.Outrigger Fiji General Manager Peter Hopgood said the vehicle would allow teachers to visit special needs children who could not make it into Sigatoka to attend the school.The funds will also be used towards the construction of two new teachers’ quarters at the Conua District Primary School which is needed to attract new teaching staff after Outrigger built two new classrooms for the school last year.Mr. Hopgood said that when he first visited the school in 2010 there were 55 students.“This year 165 students are enrolled. Back in 2010 the pass rate was 37 per cent. Last year the pass rate was 87 percent and in the past eight years we have also built a kindergarten, library, computer lab and a meeting Bure.”Thanks to Outrigger, and the generosity of its guests and staff, the outlook for students in the Sigatoka region is now much brighter,” Mr. Hopgood said.The annual Walk for Kids event is part of Outrigger’s departmental community projects initiative whereby each month a different hotel department organises a community service of some kind.On a larger scale, the direct-action community tourism project, construction of two new teachers’ quarters at Conua District School is available for resorts guests to participate in as a day excursion. This is anticipated to be completed by November this year.last_img read more

First American Title Releases New TRID Tool Kit for Title Agents

first_img AgentNet First American Financial Corporation First American Title Insurance Company TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure 2015-05-26 Staff Writer First American Title Releases New TRID Tool Kit for Title Agents in Headlines, News, Servicing, Technology, Uncategorized First American Title Insurance Company, a provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation has launched its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Tool Kit for First American-affiliated title agents. The company also offers its title agents a comprehensive suite of TRID training and reference materials.The TRID Tool Kit will be available on First American’s agent portal, AgentNet, according to company. The Tool Kit is designed to help agents prepare for TRID implementation that will go in effect on August Agents are expected to follow a three-step program—assess, act, and grow—when using the program. These steps are presented through a series of recommended activities designed to help agents reach goals that are necessary for the TRID changes.“Title agents need to dramatically adjust the way they work with lenders and their business sources under TRID, all while continuing to service their customers,” said Evan Zanic, president of First American Title, Agency Division. “We’re focused on assisting our agents through the TRID preparation process. We think the tool kit can help them more efficiently prepare for TRID, giving them more time to spend with their customers.”According to the company, the TRID Tool Kit offers suggestions on topics that title agents should discuss with their lenders, and includes specific questions to ask and guidelines on when to ask them. The Tool Kit will be updated regularly to provide a helpful and evolving resource for title agents as the TRID deadline approaches.“Title agents that embrace the transition to TRID can build stronger relationships with their business sources and potentially enhance their position in the market,” said Lou Pontani, vice president of sales and marketing at First American Title, Agency Division. “Our TRID Tool Kit is one way we’re trying to help First American agents position themselves for growth.”center_img Share May 26, 2015 524 Views last_img read more

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first_img FLINT, Mich. — Jaden Smith’s foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan.The rapper’s organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday announced they’ll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” that reduces lead and other potential contaminants.The 20-year-old’s JUST goods company collaborated with the church to design and engineer the system. He is the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.The church has distributed over 5 million bottles of water to residents, but bottled water donations are on the decline.Flint has been replacing water lines after lead-tainted water was discovered in 2014. Lead began leaching from pipes after the city tapped the Flint River for drinking water without properly treating it to reduce corrosion.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 1, 2019 6:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Jaden Smith’s foundation bringing clean water to Flintlast_img read more

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