Man who helped recover bodies after Titanic disaster remembered 106 years later

first_imgHALIFAX – On the 106th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, a Halifax woman reflected on her grandfather’s role in ensuring some of the victims were laid to rest.Some 1,500 passengers and crew members died on April 15, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg and went down in the North Atlantic, south of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.Cable ships were dispatched from Halifax in the aftermath to pluck bodies from the water when it became clear that only those who made it into the lifeboats had survived.Francis Dyke was just 20 years old when he sailed out from Halifax to help search for bodies.Over a century later, his granddaughter, 68-year-old Pat Teasdale, spoke Sunday as she held a scanned copy of a letter he wrote to his mother about his experiences.She said he trained in England and was working as the second electrician on the Halifax cable ship Minia when the disaster broke.“Even though it was difficult work, he was very happy to do that work and help bring these souls back to Halifax as a resting place,” said Teasdale.She said Dyke didn’t share many details about the time he spent on the frigid waters.“To my knowledge, he didn’t share anything with his wife or any of his three daughters, one of whom was my mother,” she said. “He was very young when this happened, and it was a traumatic event.”Teasdale said she learned of Dyke’s involvement with the Titanic in the 1960s, when he showed her a picture frame the Minia’s carpenter had made out of wreckage from the ship.She discovered more details in the late ’90s when she and her family found a letter he had written to his mother during the recovery efforts in a local museum.“It really blew me away,” she said. “It’s detailed about what happened, but it’s also personal. It’s his reactions to what he was seeing and feeling.”An excerpt from the letter reads “the MacKay (another ship tasked with retrieving bodies) had picked up over 200 bodies and had identified about 150 and had buried the rest.”Dyke went on to become the head wireless operator for the CS Cyrus Field and the SS Lord Kelvin before his death in 1972.Teasdale said she’s proud of her grandfather’s efforts to put the victims of the disaster to rest.“He was that type of man. He would help others with anything,” she said. “A very kind heart.”Teasdale was at Halifax’s Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Sunday to share her grandfather’s story.The Titanic Society of Atlantic Canada hosted an event at the museum, both to commemorate those lost in the disaster, and to highlight those who helped with the rescue and recovery of survivors and victims.Deanna Ryan-Meister, president of the Titanic Society of Atlantic Canada, said in an interview Saturday that it’s important for every Nova Scotian to remember the Titanic disaster.“It’s honouring and remembering those who started their voyage with hope: hopes of good fortune, hopes of a good life… and then the change to such a tragic, tragic thing,” she said.“Whole communities were affected.”Halifax is home to the largest Titanic gravesite in the world, with 121 victims laid to rest in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. About 30 others are buried in two other cemeteries in the city.last_img read more

Liberals ask Elections Canada to probe suspect donations to Penashue

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Liberal interim leader Bob Rae has asked Elections Canada to probe five donations given to embattled Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue.In a letter made public Tuesday, Rae asks the electoral authority to investigate the five donations which were listed under the same postal code in St. John’s.Rae says the donations were registered as received on May 4, 2011, two days after the last federal election. Three of the donations were for $1,100, the donation limit, while the other two were for $550, according to Rae.Rae says in the letter that the postal code used for the donations is part of a large postal station in the west-end of St. John’s. The postal code is also used by the headquarters of Pennecon Ltd.’s, a Newfoundland and Labrador-based company involved in construction, energy and real estate.Rae states that all five donations were made by company officers.It is against the Canada Elections Act to accept corporate donations, to conceal the source of donations or to make a donation under someone else’s name.“In light of the nature of these donations, namely, the simultaneous timing of the donations, their dollar value, the postal address given and the shared place of employment of the donors, I feel it would be prudent to conduct a deeper examination,” wrote Rae.Penashue, an Innu MP from Labrador, is already facing controversy over spending irregularities during his campaign in the last federal election. He won the riding over former Liberal MP Todd Russell by 79 votes.Rae sent a letter to Elections Canada two days ago asking for a probe into a $25,000 loan Penashue’s campaign received from Innu Development Limited Partnership (IDLP) which was initially registered as interest free, contravening election laws which require loans to follow market interest rates. Rae also asked the electoral authority to probe a decision by an airline, partly owned by IDLP, to write off all but $7,000 of the $18,163 in travel costs incurred by Penashue and his family during the campaign.Rae also noted that Penashue’s campaign return appear to have overshot the allowable campaign spending limit by $17, 469.“I submit that this matter is quite serious because, taken together, these irregularities could have certainly had an impact on the outcome of the election in Labrador,” wrote Rae.Penashue’s former official agent and campaign manager was appointed by the federal government to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board last December.last_img read more

Grains mostly lower livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery declined 5 cents at $4.9660 a bushel; Mar. corn was off .80 cent at $3.7240 a bushel; Mar. oats fell 2.20 cents at $2.7420 a bushel; while Mar. soybeans was unchanged at 9.0260 a bushel.Beef was higher and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Feb. live cattle was up 1.60 cents at $1.2798 a pound; Mar. feeder cattle rose .40 cent at $1.4328 a pound; Apr. lean hogs fell 2.50 cents at .5652 a pound.The Associated Press

Venezuelan President urges UN to build new geopolitical system that respects needs

Noting the presence during the annual General Debate of world leaders, including the President of the United States, Mr. Moros said that rather than edicts from certain countries, he would rather talk about a “philosophy of peace.” “It is only peace that can ensure that we will achieve the 2030 Agenda, which is indeed a very lofty and optimistic programme,” he added.He then paid tribute to Colombia and its President, Juan Santos, who he said had achieved a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Mr. Moros also acknowledged the bold decision taken by the US to develop a new policy vis-à-vis Cuba, noting however that the “56 years of economic blockade of Cuba must come to an end as soon as possible.”He went on to address the border disputes with Colombia and Guyana, emphasizing that “today, I can say that we have really positive hopes that the situation will be resolved and we will be able to resume normal working relations with the Government of Colombia and the same applies to our sister republic of Guyana.”He continued, adding that some issues had arisen on the subject that had to be resolved. Mr. Moros said that Venezuela met with representatives of Guyana last Sunday and “the diplomacy of peace did prevail and we were able to take a positive decision and resolve the issue.” read more

London Taxi production restarts at upgraded Coventry facility

Production of the London Taxi Company’s (LTC) iconic TX4 black cab has restarted at its Coventry plant, following significant facility improvements and job creation by new owners, Geely Group.A £150 million five-year investment strategy has allowed LTC, formerly LTI, to re-open its Coventry facility after entering administration earlier in the year. The increased funding has also helped create an additional 66 engineering and technical jobs at the plant and increase the company’s total workforce to 170.LTC’s upgraded Coventry plant is capable of building 50 new taxis a week, while improved processes make the TX4 the most advanced London taxi yet. The company also plans to develop new, more efficient models to follow the TX4 and is considering investing in additional production facilities across the UK.Business Secretary, Vince Cable MP, who was present at the factory’s official re-launch, said, “After a period of worry and uncertainty for the workforce, Geely Group’s investment has secured the future of the iconic black cab company, protecting highly-skilled jobs in the Midlands and ensuring that London cabs continue to be made here in Britain. It is also a clear demonstration of the success of the British car industry, which has gone from strength to strength even during tough economic times.”Around half of the 2,000 vehicles expected to be built in the first year following LTC’s restart will be destined for overseas markets, with contracts to provide taxis to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates already in place.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Tech gadgets arent just for youngsters on your gift list

It’s not just teenagers who might have a new smartphone or tablet on their holiday wish list this year. Older adults want new tech, as well. But before you buy grandma a new iPad, you may want to think about how she’ll learn to use it.Older adults are often uncomfortable with new technology, but applied behaviour analysis could help overcome that discomfort, says Kimberley Zonneveld, Assistant Professor in Brock University’s Department of Applied Disability Studies.Kimberley Zonneveld, Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies.“But once you break down that barrier and teach older adults to use their new device to access YouTube, for example, their whole world opens up,” she says.For older adults, understanding how to use technology could improve their quality of life.“As behaviour analysts, that’s what we all want,” says Zonneveld.Exactly how best to teach those skills was at the heart of a recent study led by Zonneveld’s graduate student, Jacqueline Pachis. Study results showed that older adults benefitted equally from written instructions and video modelling.“Think about ways people learn how to do things,” says Zonneveld. “They get a written instruction manual or they go on YouTube and watch a video.”Study participants, all of whom lived in a local retirement residence, were taught to use an iPad to use the Internet, which was “a tipping point,” she says. “That’s what behaviour analysis is all about — making big, socially significant improvements in people’s lives.”So, Zonneveld says go ahead and buy grandma or grandpa the latest tech gadget, but keep in mind they’ll need to learn how to use it. Before you tie the ribbon, you may want to tuck instructions into the box or make them a personalized video they can watch to learn how to get the most out of their new device. read more

TCU gets bowl eligible again with 3124 win over Oklahoma St

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jawuan Johnson scooped up a fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half, Jalen Reagor ran 83 yards for a score on TCU’s first offensive snap after halftime and the Horned Frogs got bowl eligible with a 31-24 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night.Reagor also had a 6-yard TD catch for the injury-plagued Horned Frogs (6-6, 4-5 Big 12), who will go to a bowl for the 16th time in Gary Patterson’s 18 seasons as head coach after winning three of their last four games. It will be their 19th bowl in the last 21 seasons overall, including Patterson’s three years as TCU’s defensive co-ordinator for Dennis Franchione.Oklahoma State (6-6, 3-6) had only 58 total yards after Johnson’s defensive score set up on a pass behind the line that went off the hands of freshman running back Chuba Hubbard. Reagor’s TD run made it 21-3 only 73 seconds into the second half.Taylor Cornelius had 156 of his 181 yards passing after halftime, when he twice ran for scores to get the Cowboys within a touchdown. Chuba Hubbard also had a 3-yard TD run.It was the second week in a row that Reagor, a speedy sophomore receiver, had touchdowns receiving and rushing. He finished with eight catches for 91 yards, and became only the third TCU player with a 1,000-yard receiving season (1,061).TCU’s fifth-year senior Grant Muehlstein got his first career start in his regular season finale because of injuries to the top two quarterbacks.Muehlstein completed 16 of 25 passes for 180 yards and two TDs, the second a 24-yarder to Derius Davis with 6 1/2 minutes left for a 31-17 lead.THE TAKEAWAYOklahoma State: The Cowboys were coming off a 45-41 win over then-No. 7 West Virginia that got them bowl eligible, which came after a 48-47 loss at No. 6 Oklahoma because of a failed 2-point conversion with 1:03 left. And they won 38-35 last month over Texas, which will play the Sooners in the Big 12 title game. But they also had double-digit losses to two teams in the bottom half of the standings and blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter in a loss at Baylor earlier this month.TCU: The Horned Frogs scored more than 30 points in a Big 12 game for the first time this season, and needed all of them. All three of their previous conference wins this season had been when they scored 17 points or less.MISSING HILLJustice Hill, the Big 12’s third-leading rusher, missed his second game in a row for Oklahoma State because of bruised ribs. The junior tailback is still 70 yards shy of joining Terry Miller (1975-77) as the only Cowboys running backs with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.UP NEXTOklahoma State will play in a bowl game for the 13th consecutive season.TCU, like Oklahoma State, is waiting to see where it will play in a bowl game.___More AP college football: and Hawkins, The Associated Press read more

Review Asus Zenbook UX31 ultrabook

first_imgThe Ultrabook category of computers is still relatively new, but many companies are putting the best foot forward to try and stake their claim in the market. The Asus Zenbook UX31 is the top of Asus’ Ultrabook lineup, so we decided to see how it compares to other devices on the market.Like all Ultrabooks, the UX31 is insanely thin. At the thickest point, this machine is only slightly bigger than the two USB ports they managed to sneak onto the sides. The case is made of what Asus calls “hairline” aluminum, which feels incredibly solid. There’s no flexing in any part of the casing or the screen. The hinge even feels more solid than most laptops made today. Sure, you need to apply some force to open or move the screen, but once it starts to move it glides very smoothly. The keys on the keyboard are plastic, coated in a material that makes the keys look just like the rest of the casing. Just above the keys are the Bang and Olufsen ICEpower speakers, which are attached to the screen.Every part of this Ultrabook feels solid, but still stays under three pounds. The sides host to a micro Display Port, microHDMI, and an SD card slot, in addition to those USB slots. Like most of the devices in this category, the Zenbook can have either an i5 or an i7 with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics card drives the Ultrabooks 1280×800 screen. Even under heavy use, the UX31 still stays cool. The vents that line the back of the laptop with matching vents under the speakers create enough air flow without making a lot of noise. The only downside to the hardware design is that the entirely of the exterior is a gigantic fingerprint magnet.When looking for an Ultrabook, the key components for one to be successful is a sturdy design and good battery life. One of the biggest features Asus totes about the Ultrabook is the ability to suspend the battery for days, even weeks. Asus includes a battery widget on the homescreen of the laptop that tells you how long the device can hibernate for before the battery is dead. On a full charge, the widget claims the device can hibernate for 12 days.Leaving the Ultrabook off the charger over a weekend, I returned to that widget telling me the laptop would stay hibernated for 7 days. Nevertheless, the laptop then proceeded to deliver 6 hours of battery life. On a full charge, the laptop would typically deliver 9.5 hours. The hibernate software from Asus is impressive compared to other laptops, but it seems the math is slightly off for just how useful it is.Unfortunately, the Zenbook is not perfect. As a consequence of being so thin, the microphone in the bezel of the screen is downright unusable. It picks up every touch of the keyboard, the air that passes by the Ultrabook, and any time you shift the computer. The touchpad is great for all of the single touch uses you could have, but the multi-touch control on the ultrabook is lacking. The touchpad is far more responsive with left to right controls than it is with up to down controls, and there’s no real way to control the sensitivity of the scrolling with the built in software.As an added perk to the normal Windows 7 OS, the UX31 includes a facial unlocking tool that can be activated. The software allows you to save various images of your face, and uses the webcam when the lockscreen is on to try and match your face to the images that have been stored. Unfortunately, the software is incredibly slow, making it so you need to hold your face still for upwards of 30 seconds before a lock is achieved. I found that I needed to store more that 20 pictures in order for the unlock experience to be even remotely fluid. IF you are willing to put the time into it, the Asus face unlock would be a nice addition.Aside from the microphone and the lack of sensitivity controls on the touchpad, the only thing I would say needs to be fixed on the Asus Zenbook is a backlit keyboard. Being an extremely mobile device, Ultrabook users routinely find themselves in a place where a backlit keyboard would be a huge benefit.The i5 version of the UX31, which was tested for this review is available for just under $1,000 which makes it on-par with the rest of the Ultrabook realm. When compared to the 13″ Macbook Air, the Zenbook is $300 cheaper, but given the lack of backlit keys, lower quality microphone and touchpad, and the core i5 processor over the Air’s core i7, the decrease in price is matched by the decrease in quality. SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSClast_img read more

EtatsUnis lhépatite C devenue plus meurtrière que le SIDA en 2007

first_imgEtats-Unis : l’hépatite C devenue plus meurtrière que le SIDA en 2007Selon une nouvelle étude des autorités sanitaires américaines, l’hépatite C est devenu en 2007 une cause de mortalité plus importante que le SIDA. Ceci s’expliquerait en partie par la progression des traitements prescrits contre le VIH.L’hépatite C a fait davantage de morts que le VIH aux Etats-Unis en 2007. C’est du moins ce que révèle un récent bilan établi par les Centres pour le contrôle et la prévention des maladies aux Etats-Unis (CDC). D’après les chiffres fournis, cette année-là, 15.000 personnes ont trouvé la mort à cause du virus de l’hépatite C qui s’attaque au foie et aboutit à une maladie incurable. En comparaison, le virus du SIDA aurait été à l’origine de 12.734 décès sur la même période.À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Toutefois, avant 2007, le VIH était plus mortel que celui de l’Hépatite C, qui bien souvent n’entraîne aucun symptôme et peut être transmis par voie sanguine via notamment des seringues de drogue usagées ou par des relations sexuelles non protégées avec un partenaire infecté. Selon la Bibliothèque nationale de médecine, 1,5% de la population américaine environ serait porteuse de ce virus de l’hépatite. Pouvant provoquer des cirrhoses ou cancer, la maladie est d’ailleurs devenue l’une des premières causes de maladie chronique du foie aux Etats-Unis. L’hépatite C se traite par injection et absorption (très régulière) de médicaments mais il n’existe pour l’heure aucun vaccin pour prévenir l’infection. D’après les chercheurs, le fait que les décès dus au virus de l’hépatite C soit désormais plus importants que ceux causés par le SIDA, s’explique par les progrès réalisés dans le traitement du VIH, avec le développement de thérapies efficaces et de campagnes de sensibilisation. “La même approche pour la prévention de l’hépatite virale pourrait conduire à des résultats similaires avec le temps”, conclut ainsi l’étude des CDC. Le 24 février 2012 à 16:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wingsuit Base Jumping Mistake Ends In 90mph Crash

first_imgWingsuit videos have become quite common. People jumping off a cliff with a GoPro strapped to their head and skimming the tree tops or flying through impossibly small gaps is exhilarating to watch. But such jumps require a lot of skill, and they don’t always end well.It’s not often we get to see a wingsuit base jump that goes wrong, but Eric Dossantos decided to share the video of how badly his jump went in France, and how it nearly cost him his life.The jump seems to be going well until he performs a big left turn and aims for the trees. He loses a lot of speed and altitude and although things seems to be going well, he’s really close to the ground. It turns out he’s too close. At the 2 minute mark in the video above, he hits the trees.The crash happened at a speed of around 90mph. According to a GoFundMe page setup by Mathias Ringstrom for Eric, his injuries include:Left scapula fractureLeft acromian fractureLeft neck abrasionLeft clavicle fracture3 left side rib fracturesLeft hemopneumothorax (air and blood in the chest cavity)Grade 1 liver lacerationHead traumaMultiple scalp lacerationsEric’s medical insurance will ensure he gets the treatment he needs, but the GoFundMe has been setup for the one thing it doesn’t cover: a Hyperbaric chamber (HBOT). By using a HBOT pure oxygen higher than atmospheric pressure is breathed in. This allows the oxygen to be absorbed throughout the body and stimulates any damaged cells or organs including the brain. It should help improve his recovery from the head trauma.Posting on Facebook from his hospital bed, Eric apologized for not contacting the people close to him. He’s a bit busy right now trying to recover from all those injuries.last_img read more

Google Fiber Exits Louisville Ky With 38M Bill

first_imgStay on target Less than two years after Google Fiber lit up Louisville, the company has packed up and shipped out of Kentucky’s largest city.But not before agreeing to pay $3.84 million to fix local roads and sidewalks it tore up during a record five-month installation in 2017.“We noted at the time that it was the fastest we’ve ever moved from construction announcement to signing up customers,” the fiber-optic firm said in February. “That’s because we were trialing a lot of things in Louisville, including a different type of construction method.”Using a technique called shallow trenching, workers placed fiber cables into small grooves in the pavement—buried only two inches deep, according to one report.And while some installations were “really neatly done,” others left exposed lines “popping up out of the road all over the place,” residents told a local news station last year.“Innovating means learning, and sometimes, unfortunately, you learn by failing,” Google wrote in the February. “In Louisville, we’ve encountered challenges that have been disruptive to residents and caused service issues for customers.”Those “challenges” drove Google Fiber out of Kentucky and into the bank: Its $3.8 million payout will be dispensed over 20 months to cover the costs of removing fiber cables and sealants from roads, milling and paving (where needed), and clearing above-ground infrastructure.“Infrastructure in neighborhoods and public properties affected by Google Fiber will look as good or better than they did before the company began construction, just as our franchise agreement stipulated,” Grace Simrall, chief of civic innovation and technology at the Louisville Metro Government (LMG), said in a statement.Google Fiber will make an additional $150,000 cash donation to the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Digital Inclusion Fund, and present 275 refurbished computers to the city’s Metro Housing Authority.The broadband Internet service was discontinued in Louisville at 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15. And while that experiment proved a colossal mess, Google did learn a thing or two from the fiasco.“The lessons we’ve learned in Louisville have already made us better in our other Google Fiber cities,” the firm said. “We’ve refined our micro-trenching methods and are seeing good outcomes elsewhere.”More on Town Gets Fiber Internet With a Little Help From a DroneClimate Change Is Coming For the InternetFCC Doubles Down on Its Internet Attack FCC Doubles Down on Its Internet AttackGoogle Pauses Fiber Deployments, Cuts Staff last_img read more

People on the Move 073108

first_imgFader Media has appointed Angela Williams to the newly-created position of advertising director. Previously, Williams served as an account manager at and CondéNet, and most recently served at Stereogum/BuzzMedia.Deborah Needleman was named editor-in-chief of WSJ. magazine, replacing founding editor Tina Goudin, who recently signed on to write a monthly column for the magazine published by Wall Street Journal Europe. Formerly, Needleman served as founding editor of Condé Nast’s shuttered Domino magazine. New York magazine appointed Jennifer Miller as photography director. Miller most recently served as photography director at Cosmopolitan.Harper’s Magazine acting editor Ellen Rosenbush was officially named editor, replacing Roger Hodge. Before stepping up as acting editor earlier this year, Rosenbush served managing editor, a title she held since 1989. Consumer health and wellness publisher MediZine promoted Michael Cunnion CEO, succeeding co-founder Traver Hutchins, who is transitioning to chairman. Previously, Cunnion served as president.Jeff Ditmire was named director of strategic partnerships at M Magazine, which also promoted vice president of global partnerships Valarie Anderson to vice president and group publisher. Ex-Hollywood Reporter marketing director Vicki Robles was named West Coast executive director of the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds innovative medical research to help find cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.Content management and advertising systems firm Atex promoted Alan Reardon to CEO. Previously, Reardon served as COO.last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of March 31 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, March 31, 2019.Sunday, March 31No MeetingsMonday, April 1No MeetingsTuesday, April 2The Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in the Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, April 3The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in the Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, April 4The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in the Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Friday, April 5No MeetingsSaturday, April 6No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)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… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Bowie State Project Hoodtock DC a Mini Arts Music Festival

first_imgBowie State art students will hold Hood$tock DC, a festival of art, music, creativity, and positive vibes on May 14 from 8 p.m. to midnight at The Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave., SW. There will be various aspects to this event, including DJ sets, Trap Karaoke, networking opportunities, body painting, local band “Marlee in the Mixx,” and much more. In support of the growth of future creatives, Hood$tock DC will donate a portion of its proceeds to a local charity or youth art program in the D.C. area. For more information, email

Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg Addresses the EUs Data Privacy Law at Paris Viva

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation was one of the hot topics debated during the third edition of the CES-inspired digital conference Viva Tech, which brought together such high-profile speakers as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and French president Emmanuel Macron.Zuckerberg was interviewed by Publicis Groupe chairman Maurice Levy on May 24, a couple of days after appearing at the European Parliament to address data privacy, fake news and his company’s monopoly power. At VivaTech, Zuckerberg discussed some of the these hot-button issues, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal, as well as the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation which kicked off the following day, May 25.Zuckerberg, who was greeted like a rock star at Viva Tech, said Facebook has been submitting a GDPR privacy flows to users to ask permission about gathering some data from apps they use; and found that “the vast majority of people choose to opt in to make it so we can use the data from other apps and websites they’re using to make ads better.” “The reality is that if you’re going to see ads in a service, you want them to be relevant and good ads,” said the CEO.Zuckerberg said Europeans were particularly concerned about privacy due to the continent’s history — notably in Germany, where the Stasi (the former East German secret police) spied on the population. Yet, he added that “everyone cares about privacy. That’s not only here, that’s a global thing,” which is why Facebook will be rolling out the GDPR protections to Facebook users “all around the world.”Reflecting on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Zuckerberg reiterated his apologies and said Facebookwas investing in artificial intelligence (AI) and hiring thousands of people to actively prevent and track down bad content.“By the end of this year we’re going to have more than 20,000 people at the company working on security and content review to make sure that we get rid of bad content,” said Zuckerberg, who added that “99% of the ISIS and Al-Qaeda related content is flagged by (Facebook’s) AI system before any person in our community reports it.”Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook had not taken “a broad enough view of how people might use these tools for harm, and that goes for fake news, for interference in elections, hate speech and for developers potentially using the tools in ways that don’t respect people’s privacy.”“We need to take a broader view of our responsibility to make sure that we’re not just reacting to issues as they come up but they’re out there trying to prevent any issues from happening going forward,” said the CEO.The three-day conference, which wrapped on May 26, welcomed more than 1,800 startups from 50 countries and over 100,000 participants, a 47% year-on increase.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Survived as writer by being practical Ruskin

first_imgAuthor Ruskin Bond, who has been enthralling readers for 60 long years with over a hundred novellas, short story collections, non-fiction and poetry books, thinks that he has survived as a writer by being a being a practical person. “When I write, I do it for myself. I just enjoy the business of writing any story or trying to please the imaginary reader who might be an extension of my own personality,” Bond said at the Penguin Fever, an event organised by the Penguin Random House India to mark its 30th year in publishing. The 83-year-old author, who now lives in Uttarakhand’s Landour, believes his writing can be enjoyed by people aged between six to 60.”I am a compulsive writer and even at times when my writings weren’t getting published very much, I continued writing because it was just a natural thing to do,” Bond said. The author who has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, went on to talk about moments he was left disappointed or when his books did not do well. But that did not stop him from writing.”I never wanted to give up writing because I knew that would have been fatal. Once you give up, it is very difficult to start again. If you have confidence in yourself you must not give up. Never despair and if you despair, work on it in despair,” he added. Asked whether he ever considered becoming a football player, something he loved in his younger days, Bond said that his decision of becoming an author has been the right one.”I think I did the wise thing by sticking to writing because here I am in my 80s still writing stories, whereas it wouldn’t have been possible for me to run after a football at this age. “There’s always something on my writing desk, be it an essay, short story or may be another memoir. I am like a grasshopper, jumping from one story to the another,” Bond chuckled. The author, whose autobiography “Lone Fox Dancing” was released earlier this year, said that he is ready with another book titled “Till The Clouds Rolled By” a sequel of his earlier book “Looking For The Rainbow”.”Till The Clouds Rolled By”, which talks about his days in Delhi and his mother and step father, will be released this month.last_img read more

JAP decides not to blow poll bugle

first_imgDarjeeling: In a sudden development, Dr Harka Bahadur Chettri president Jan Andolan Party (JAP) on Wednesday announced that his party will stay out of the Lok Sabha polls thereby causing a major setback to coalition that was being forged.”For more than a month we have been trying to forge an alliance and field a consensus candidate. There is the GNLF, JAP and the CPR. However, this has not been possible. The other two parties have already decided on their candidates,” stated Chettri. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe JAP president stated that his party does not adhere to the politics of winning seats. “We do not want to win the MP elections. We wanted to forge an alliance with the regional parties and come out with a consensus candidate for the greater good. “However, as this has not been possible we have decided to stay out of the fray,” added Chettri. Interestingly, while talks were on in Siliguri between the three parties along with the Congress and CPI(M) on March 10, though the CPRM had sent representatives to the meeting, in Darjeeling they unilaterally had announced RB Rai as their candidate. Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxist (CPRM) is a breakaway faction of the CPI(M). The CPRM, however, stated that if a agreeable consensus candidate is decided upon Rai will withdraw from the fray. Rai is the president of the CPRM and a former MP.last_img read more

Protesters police clash ahead of Philippine leaders speech

first_img Comments   Share   At least three policemen and 16 protesters were injured when authorities used water cannon to push back the activists, who hurled rocks and bottles at the police, according to police and Red Cross volunteers.Aquino, whose six-year term ends next June, is expected to report on the progress of his fight against corruption and poverty, his campaign battle cry that landed him a landslide victory.But problems have persisted in a Southeast Asian country where about a fourth of its 100 million people remain mired in long-entrenched poverty. Communist and Muslim insurgencies that have raged on and off for more than four decades have combined with natural disasters in the typhoon-prone archipelago and law and order problems to turn governance into a tough and complex dilemma.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Left-wing protesters clashed with riot police amid a downpour Monday as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed wire and shipping containers ahead of the Philippine president’s final state of the nation address.Some of the approximately 4,000 drenched protesters started to push away the metal cargo containers and iron railings blocking them from getting close to the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city where President Benigno Aquino III is to deliver his speech later Monday, police said. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milkcenter_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Quick workouts for men Top Stories last_img read more

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