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Kathy Griffin To Host TrevorLIVE

first_imgLong time LGBTQ ally and activist, multi-Grammy Award-nominated, two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin will host TrevorLIVE in Los Angeles on December 8th at the Hollywood Palladium, presented by Audi of America and Wells Fargo.Additionally, The Trevor Project will honor Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch with the Trevor Hero Award for her support and advocacy for LGBT equality.Multi-hyphenated filmmaker Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages, Hairspray) will produce the show with special guests to be announced.“We are deeply honored to announce Jane Lynch as our Trevor Hero Award honoree. Through her career and personal endeavors, Jane has emerged to be an unabashed proponent of equality for LGBTQ people, using her influence to pave the way for the futures of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “Additionally, Kathy has been an ardent ally of The Trevor Project, and we are elated that she is bringing her comedic talents to TrevorLIVE Los Angeles as this year’s host.”The high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment celebrates 15 years of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work to prevent suicide among LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) youth. As previously announced the event will include the presentation of the Trevor Youth Innovator Award to Adam White, a senior at Brigham Young University, and the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award to Toyota. The Chair for the event is Ken Campbell. Tickets to TrevorLIVE LA may be purchased here.“I am so excited to be hosting TrevorLIVE Los Angeles and proud to be a part of this invaluable cause,” said Griffin. “The Trevor Project brings hopefulness to those in need and year after year, there are still more lives that need saving. The work that the Trevor Project does for our youth is powerful!”Said Trevor Hero honoree Jane Lynch, “I’m proud to stand up for a cause I believe in and am deeply honored to receive the Trevor Hero Award. With the major strides, like the impending passage of ENDA, and the outpouring of LGBTQ characters in the media, it can be easy to forget that despite all this progress, challenges remain. The Trevor Project continues to provide essential support to those who need it most.”Lynch can currently be seen in the Ryan Murphy television series Glee on FOX as Sue Sylvester. Some of her other recent television credits include the STARZ series Party Down, Lovespring, a Lifetime original series, Desperate Housewives and Weeds as well as the last season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine. She most recently starred in the Broadway production of Annie as Miss Hannigan in a limited run and can also be seen hosting NBC’s recent game show hit, Hollywood Game Night, produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Her recent film credits include A.C.O.D, Three Stooges, Wreck-It Ralph, Julie & Julia, Shrek Forever After, The Post Grad Survival Guide, Paul and Brownie Masters. Past film work includes Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show, as well as Role Models, The Rocker, Spring Breakdown, the animated film Space Chimps, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Walk Hard, Talladega Nights, The 40 Year old Virgin, Margaret Cho’s Celeste and Bam Bam, Alan Cumming’s Suffering Man’s Charity, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepover, and Surviving Eden.Griffin most recently set a new Guinness World Records title for the “Most Stand-Up Specials by a Comedian” and received Harvard Undergraduates Honoring Veteran’ Distinguished Service Partner Award for her work with military veterans. Griffin moved from her native Chicago and joined the famed Los Angeles Groundlings Theatre where she was a student and later a teacher. She built up her resume with guest spots on ER, X-files and Seinfeld. Griffin went on to co-star alongside Brooke Shields in Suddenly Susan on NBC. In 2005, she starred in her ground-breaking show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, for which she won 2 and was nominated for 8 Emmys. Her stand up specials Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell”; Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch; Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker; were nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Her memoir “Official Book Club Selection” was # 1 on the New York Times best seller list. Griffin’s comedy albums “For Your Consideration”(2008); “Kathy Griffin’s Sucking it for the Holiday’s” (2009); “Kathy Griffin does the Bible Belt” (2010); “Kathy Griffin: 50 and Not Pregnant”(2011); and “Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class” (2012) have all been nominated for Grammy’s. She received rave reviews on Broadway for her show “Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony”. She is the recipient of The Trevor Project’s Trevor Life Award, the GLAAD Vanguard Award, and the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Code of conduct Govt appoints VCs of 3 varsities after EC nod

first_imgNew Delhi: The HRD Ministry on Thursday appointed vice chancellors to three universities after the Election Commission gave its nod as the Model Code of Conduct is in place due to the Lok Sabha elections.The three universities are Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari and Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha. “Najma Akhtar has been appointed as the VC of Jamia while names of Sanjiv Sharma and Rajaneesh Kumar Shukla have been approved for the top post at Motihari Central university and Wardha’s Mahatma Gandhi varsity,” a senior HRD ministry official said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’While no appointments are allowed during this period, the HRD Ministry had approached the Election Commission seeking its nod arguing that the selection process was complete before the model code came into place. The top posts at Jamia and Motihari varsity fell vacant after their VCs came come under HRD’s scanner over allegations of financial and administrative irregularities and forging the academic credentials respectively. Akhar, who is the first woman to be appointed to the Vice Chancellor’s post at Jamia Millia Islamia, succeeds Talat Ahmad who had resigned from the post last year to join as the head of Kashmir University. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile the President had ordered a visitorial enquiry against Ahmad on HRD Ministry’s advice, it was closed after the probe failed to find substance in the allegations against him. Sharma, who was a former Head of Department at Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, succeeds Arvind Kumar Agarwal, who resigned in October last year from the post of the VC of the Bihar-based central university over allegations of fudging his academic credentials. The HRD Ministry had forwarded his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind, Visitor to the university, who had paved way for his exit. He then joined his parent department in the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala. The ministry had received complaints that Agarwal lied about his education in a foreign institute to get the job. He did not pursue his Ph.D at a German institute as claimed, and actually got the degree from the University of Rajasthan, the complaint had said. Shukla is a Member Secretary of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.last_img read more

Brock University expert says consume less if were serious about climate change

Lost in the discussion of the recent Paris climate change conference was a big environment-damaging elephant: a global system that encourages us to buy more and more stuff, says a Brock University expert on consumerism’s impact on the environment.“Indeed, economic growth as the heart of our economic system did not seem to be challenged but instead there was a lot of discussion of what alternatives could facilitate business-as-usual economic growth,” says Jennifer Good, Associate Professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University.Good says there’s a certain irony about the COP21 climate change conference beginning on the same day as Cyber Monday, a day when consumers spent over $2.2 billion. The production of many consumer goods eat up valuable resources and emit pollution, she says.The Brock professor monitored the transcripts of North American television news networks including ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, CTV, Fox, MSNBC and NBC from November 1 – 27, 2015 and found that ‘COP21’ was mentioned or discussed 74 times and ‘Cyber Monday’ 157 times. However, ‘economic growth’ blew both away with 1,510 mentions or discussions, Good says.Good researches how mass media fuels materialism and consumerism, which in turn harms the natural environment and contributes to climate change. In her 2013 book Television and the Earth: Not a Love Story , Good says society needs new stories and new ways of calculating personal and societal well-being. read more

Football Where does Ohio State go from here

Urban Meyer watches a Buckeye offensive possession from the sideline in the third quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State will not win a national championship this season. It will not even reach the College Football Playoff.The Buckeyes’ second loss of the season, a 55-24 blowout to Iowa Saturday, made sure of that.As far as many Ohio State fans are concerned, the 2017 campaign is effectively over. Quarterback J.T. Barrett’s Buckeye career will end in a meaningless bowl game, and the rest of the team will begin to look to next season.So what’s next for Ohio State?Head coach Urban Meyer said Monday that keeping the Buckeyes motivated with few remaining game in their schedule is something he has not considered too much.“That’s something we work on not today, that’s something we’ve been working on all year,” Meyer said. “And you try to get a close team that cares about each other and plays really hard. It’s not going to be some speech I give to the team. So it’s a process. It’s a journey that we’re on. And there’s still plenty of things, great things ahead.”Though players and coaches will say the Big Ten is still theirs to take — and they’re not wrong — that is not what Ohio State sought to accomplish when it began the year. Players, coaches, media and fans all set the expectation level for the Buckeyes to win a championship. Despite the fact Meyer has won just one Big Ten title in his six-year tenure at Ohio State, winning the Big Ten is tertiary to reaching the playoffs and winning a title. If Ohio State wins the remainder of its three regular season games — against Michigan State, Illinois and Michigan — then it will travel to Indianapolis to presumably square off against the Wisconsin Badgers, who are one win from clinching the Big Ten West title.For Meyer, the matchup against Michigan State is as far as he is looking ahead. Just as it has for a large part of Meyer’s career in Columbus, the road to the Big Ten title game runs through that matchup.“You still look at the standings and Ohio State and Michigan State are [first and second] in the Big Ten East,” Meyer said. “And everybody knows this game for the last, what’s our sixth year of playing them or something, usually it’s just a prizefight. So the tougher team usually wins. And we’ve got to understand what we’re going to play against.”Even if Ohio State runs the table and captures Meyer’s second Big Ten championship, this season is lost for many.And this year defines the end of an era. The core group of players that led Ohio State to a national championship, two playoff appearances, a Big Ten title and another bowl game win will exit Ohio Stadium for the final time against Illinois, leaving the Buckeyes with a plethora of position battles heading into the next season. With so many potentially drastic changes coming to Ohio State’s roster and the struggles this veteran team has faced thus far this season, it is fair to wonder whether Ohio State will be back in the mix next season. How will the team fare with a new quarterback under center and an offensive line replacing its two top linemen protecting him? What about a defensive line that could potentially lose four starters?Those asking the questions might not want to admit it, but next season could prove less fruitful than this campaign. It is going to be a young team replacing key contributors all over the field, and a learning curve will await. Those disappointed by the results in 2017 could be disappointed by 2018. Perhaps the difference in expectation levels will lessen the blow of a down year for the Buckeyes. Knowing that the team is younger could make a title-less season easier to stomach.The Buckeyes entered the 2017 season as the favorite to win the Big Ten and among those listed as most likely to win the national championship. That they will not achieve the latter is a devastating blow and the former would be only a mere consolation prize. Though it is still early, the Buckeyes do not appear to be in a position to be named the early favorite to win the Big Ten or national championship next year.To many outside the program, the season is over. To those inside the program, the season is still alive and well. There will be no talk of the 2018 season until the clock in that meaningless bowl game ticks down to zero.“Where is the program headed?” Meyer asked. “That’s kind of deep. We’re playing Michigan State this week. We gotta really practice well and fix the turnover issue on offense and play a little better on defense. Kicking was much better.” read more

Apple WWDC 2011 coverage Lion 30 though App Store updated iOS notifications

first_imgApple’s WWDC starts today, with the keynote at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern), and we’ll be updating this post as news is announced. This is the Apple event of the summer, the one where we’ll learn all about what’s in store for Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5, in other words the future of the Mac and the iDevices. In addition to Apple’s operating systems we know that iCloud will be covered, along with all the things that it makes possible. These could range from updates to iTunes to integration to the OS to a yearly subscription fee, but you can bet Apple has big plans for their shiny new datacenter.No live video stream is available so you can follow along with the liveblogs, such as: PC Mag, Cnet, Thisismynext, Macrumors, and Engadget.AdChoices广告[via pcmag]The event has started and Steve Jobs is on stage, as expected. A few live viewers have noted that he doesn’t sound particularly energetic. And before we know it he’s off the stage, handing things off to Phil Schiller.Schiller is talking numbers–basically Apple’s Mac division is doing quite well right now. In the last year the PC market has experienence -1% growth while the Mac is up 28%. The Mac has outgrown the PC for each of the last five years.Time to talk LionOS X 10.7 (Lion) will have over 250 new features. He’s demoing 10 big ones today including: multi-touch gestures and full screen apps. Switching from app to app can be done using gestures, making Mac OS X seem a lot like a mobile operating system when in this mode.There is also Mission Control (a feature that shows you everything you are working on at the moment). Spaces and Mission Control seem like they will be an important part of task switching in future versions of OS X. Fourth is the Mac App Store–it’s built in Lion and it’s hugely popular. In fact they says it’s ahead of Buy Best as the top PC software reseller. It’ll have a new feature: delta updates.Schiller also talked LaunchPad and then Resume, which will start up applications right were you left them after they get closed. It will work system wide–even highlighted text will be that way when a program is opened back up. And then there AutoSave, which will automatically save your file periodically and then save a version as changes are made. It saves delta files, so only one actual copy of the file exists (this makes it easier to search for) but your versions remain intact.There is also AirDrop, the P2P file sharing tool. It’s a wireless way to give other people bit of data–easier and quicker than emailing or handing them a USB stick. Drag a file onto a username (in Finder) and the file will be sent over, just like that! And it’s fully encrypted.OS X’ Mail also gets smarter searching. There is rules-based searching and a conversation view, for those people who envy Gmail but want an email client in their lives.Schiller wrapped up with an “and much, much more” screen including: Windows Migration, search tokens in finders, FileVault 2, full screen, sandboxing, file coordination, media device support, OpenCL 1.1, core media, Cocoa auto layout, toobar autohiding, and so on.OS X Lion will be $30 and it’s a 4GB download through the Mac App Store! No reboots required. It will be available in July.And now it’s time for…Scott Forstall and iOS 5 As usually, the numbers are up first. They are staggering: there are over 200M iOS devices out there, over 25M iPads sold since it was launched 14 months ago, 15B tracks sold through iTunes, over 130M iBook sales, and so on. And, to date, there are over 90K iPad apps. 14B apps have been downloaded through the App Store.As for what’s new with iOS 5… First up is Notifications! After over 100,000,000,000 notifications pushed, Apple has realized that they are annoying. There will be an Android-like notification bar that can be pulled down from the top of the screen. It’s not disruptive and it will update on the Lock screen for easy access.More iOS 5 notification coverage.Another new feature for ioS 5 is Newsstand. When you buy periodicals, they will go here. Just like on a bookshelf or a newsstand (get it?).Next up from for iOS is Twitter integration. There will be an single-sign-on (saved credentials) and then it will integrate with you Camera, photos, etc. for super easy sharing.Safari gets some updates in iOS 5 as well. There is a new readability button that will remove all the crap from the page you are reading. It’ll give you the text you want without the ads or distractions. You can save articles to your reading list and even email the full article contents if you’d like. (Sounds a bit like Instapaper…) Articles will be saved across devices. And, for a another big one, Safari is getting tabs.Next is Reminders–which are like smart To Do lists. They will tell you to do things based on time, date, and location. They will even sync across your devices.The Camera has been updated for iOS 5 as well. There will be a shortcut from the lock screen, the volume up button will work as a physical trigger (not the first time we’ve seen this), there is pinch-to-zoom, and now you can edit photos right on the device.The Mail app has been updated as well. Some cool features include rich text, indentation, draggable addresses, the ability to search entire messages, and more. Security nuts can S/MIME for their devices.And–wow–there is a new split keyboard. It’s thumb-friendly and lives in the middle of the display.Post-PC iOS 5 cuts the cable. The devices will be able to be setup without a computer. Also all updates will be delta updates and will be done over the air! So downloads are smaller and changes are quicker.Also, calendars can be created and deleted from iOS… no PC required.Game CenterThis is worthy of its own section because it’s the world’s most popular gaming platform, with 90M users. It’ll get new features for friend discovery and turn-based gaming. You can buy apps from it as well.iMessageThis will be messaging to non-SIM devices, like the iPod touch and iPad. It’ll worth between all iOS devices though. You’ll be able to send messages, images, video, etc., and it will work over both 3G and WiFi. It will be built on Apple’s push notification system.That’s about it for iOS 5–the SDK goes out today and it will land some time this fall. Supported devices include the 3rd gen iPod touch, iPad, iPod 3GS, and everything newer.More iMessage coverage here.Steve Jobs is back to talk about…iCloud“The Cloud is the digital hub of your live” and “The PC and Mac are being demoted to being devices”. Wow, Steve is coming out swinging.iCloud will store your data and push it, wirelessly, to your devices. Contacts, for example, can be changed, pushed to the cloud and then synced with all your devices. It won’t just be calendar either–all @me.com addresses will be synced and pushed.Mail, calendar, and contacts will be free to use with iCloud. And the $99 MobileMe account? It no longer exists.iOS devices’ App Store apps will sync with the cloud–they will know about apps and iBooks (etc) that you’ve purchased on other devices and be able to download them.What more: the cloud will backup as well. Device settings, photos, videos, purchased books/music, and App data will be backed up to the iCloud (only over WiFi).Documents in the Cloud (that’s the full, real name apparently) will automatically upload and save docs. This includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. This means easy transportation of documents from one iOS device to another.The new Photo Stream app will push photos to the cloud. Then photos will be retrievable on your Mac, iPad, Apple TV, etc. Pics will live here for 30 days. After that they have to live on a device.iTunes in the Cloud is next. Songs you buy for one device will be available as free downloads on your other devices, at the push of a button. (No charge for downloading something you already bought, brilliant!) There will be a Purchased tabs in iTunes that will give you easier access to all this stuff. Anything you buy will be synced with all your devices, automatically. Up to ten devices will work.That’s iCloud… and it’s free. iCloud will go live with iOS 5, this fall.Users will get 5GB of storage, but that won’t count Photo Stream, apps, music, or iBooks. Cloud iTunes will launch with iOS 4.3.One more thing…As for iTunes in the cloud–Apple will scan your ripped tracks and give you iTunes ownership rights to them if you buy iTunes Match for $25/year. It’s the same price regardless of how much music you own.Steve Jobs bragged about Apples’ new datacenter for a bit and with that the keynote was over. His point being that Apple is serious about iCloud and it’s both the future of iOS and, in some part, Apple.No longer updating.last_img read more

Explainer The EU is trying to force the UK to get real

first_img Source: Arlene Foster/Twitter By Sinead O’Carroll Explainer: The EU is trying to force the UK to get real, here’s how There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear. Here’s what we do know… Barnier: I’m not trying to provoke. It was the UK which decided unilaterally to leave the UK on the basis of the referendum, it unilaterally initiated these negotiations to leave at the end of March. We’re 13 months – 13 months! – off that date.— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) February 28, 2018 30,769 Views Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 6:04 PM So Option A is that the UK and EU will find a way to avoid a hard border and protect North-South cooperation when they decide on what their future relationship will look like. In short, this would mean a very soft Brexit where the customs union remains in play for the UK.This cannot even be discussed until Britain actually leaves in March next year. It is also looking less likely as hardline Brexiteers in May’s government insist they are leaving both the single market and the customs union, while for its part, the EU says the UK cannot cherry pick what parts of the Union it wants to keep. Hence, unicorns and illusions.Option B then looks to the UK to “propose specific solutions to address the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland”. Barnier today said he looks forward to seeing these proposals. No viable ones (see Boris Johnson’s London borough comparison) have been forthcoming as yet. Hence, unicorns and illusions.So then, Option C.This was the only one included in this document but the Commission insists all three “remain on the table” but with the following caveat:Given that two of the three options can only be made operational in the context of discussions on the future relationship, a Protocol has been included setting out, in legal terms, how the third option may be operationalised. This option means that the United Kingdom maintains full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all-island economy and the protection of the 1998 Agreement.If another solution is found, it would supersede this protocol. Barnier did say today that he would prefer Option A, as did Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.Under these proposals, where would the border be? Probably unsurprisingly, it’s not clear.Asked by journalists today, Barnier said he would not refer to a border in the Irish Sea but conceded there would be checks at ports and airports. Source: Alexander Clarkson/Twitter Source: Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesTHE UNITED KINGDOM will leave the European Union on 30 March 2019.But there is much work to be done before that can happen. Actually, there’s much work to be done after it happens too. The so-called transitional period will not end until 31 December 2020 and any ‘future relationship’ between the UK and the EU has to be worked out after the leave date.Despite numerous keynote speeches from Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and almost as many press conferences led by the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, there is still little concrete detail about what a Brexit will look like.There was a lot of activity again in Brussels today but the path ahead isn’t exactly clear.Here’s what we do know…What was published today?The European Commission published what it’s calling the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK. (You can read it in full here if you wish. It comes to 118 pages.)While everything in it was agreed in principle with the UK during talks before Christmas (you’ll remember the discussions around the Irish border back then), it is only a draft text. This document will be discussed with the European Council and the Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament before negotiations with the UK begin in earnest.Changes are expected as early as next month when the Council will add guidelines around the framework for the future relationship.Again, remember this is a draft text, drawn up by the EU so there is a starting point for negotiations with the UK about its withdrawal. This is its negotiating position, in full. The UK does not have a similar document as of yet.So why bother with all the fuss today then?The EU wants a deal done – written in legal stone – by October 2018 so that it can be ratified by all parties in an efficient manner.Barnier emphasised today that the UK will be leaving the Union in 13 months. Again, that doesn’t leave much time for negotiations on this draft with the British government. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article However, that second vote would only come about after MPs get a free vote on the potential legislation – and then parliament should be allowed to vote on having a second referendum.Are there other things in the document outside of the Northern Ireland stuff?Yes.It deals with:introductory provisionscitizens’ rightsseparation issues such as goods placed on the market before the withdrawal datethe financial settlementtransitional arrangementsinstitutional provisions. Barnier’s press conference today Source: Thierry Monasse/Getty ImagesSo, what does it say then on citizens’ rights?Some of those blanks that are filled in by this draft treaty relate to citizens’ rights.The document outlines that the rules agreed to in December – to give European Union citizens, regardless of country of origin, the right to reside in the UK if they currently live there (or do so any time up to the end of the transition period) – should also be extended to future spouses and civil partners. It also offers more safeguards to those people covered by these rules, ensuring they can cross the border of the host State (the UK) without fear of not being allowed back in.The UK is not happy with the proposal that EU citizens arriving during the transition period are treated the same as those who were there before that process began.Further plans in the document would see a professional person who has their qualifications recognised by the UK currently retain that status after the leave date.The text, published today, if implemented, would also see the establishment of an ‘independent authority’ in the UK which would “monitor the implementation and application of the citizens’ right part of the Withdrawal Agreement”.According to the Commission, this body should have the “power to receive and investigate complaints from EU citizens and their family members, and to conduct inquiries on its own initiative, concerning alleged breaches by administrative authorities of the UK of their obligations under the citizens’ rights part of the Withdrawal Agreement”.And the divorce bill?This follows what was agreed in December and outlines payment deadlines and other practical pieces of information. The Commission said there was no need to make any adjustment to the £39 billion agreed financial settlement.What does the UK government say about all that?In his letter today, Davies said that negotiations have been “progressing well” in recent weeks. He said much of what is included will be “comparatively straightforward”, citing the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens residing in Member States and the EU budget plan to 31 December 2020 (the UK will honour its obligations to that end).However, he also takes issue with the mechanisms mentioned for governing and enforcing any Brexit. He says the UK will not stand for the continuing jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (CJEU).He said he hopes to continue to engage in discussions in good faith and that many of the ‘separation issues’ mentioned in the draft text will not come to fruition because they will be superseded by agreements made when discussing future economic and security partnerships.What next?May is due to give another one of those keynote speeches on Brexit on Friday.She will then talk to her MPs about Brexit policy on Monday. (They asked for more details today and she told them to ‘Just calm down’, according to The Guardian.)And we will all edge ever closer to 30 March 2019.More: EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement includes plan to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: May, however, said that this deal would, if implemented, create “a customs and regulatory border down the Irish Sea”.Barnier was accused of – but denied – meddling in the constitutional affairs of the UK.Is any of this binding?Absolutely not and May has said today that she – or any other Prime Minister – would not sign up to it as is.Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), she said she will be “crystal clear” to the EU that she opposes the proposal, adding that it threatens the constitutional integrity of the UK. Source: Alex Burstow/Getty ImagesIn the same session, she reaffirmed her commitment to avoiding a hard border.Echoing her sentiments, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davies told his fellow Conservative party MPs in a letter today that the draft, as published today, would undermine the UK’s common market and constitutional integrity. So what does it say about Northern Ireland?It contains details of the ‘backstop’ that we heard much about back in December.That is, failing any deal being reached and a hard Brexit, then Northern Ireland would remain inside the customs union.Chapter III, Article 3, of the document says: Source: Alexander Clarkson/Twittercenter_img Or the EU could have decided it wanted its wishlist out there first. A lot of what is included in the text – particularly on Northern Ireland – is the ‘wooden spoon’ if the UK doesn’t come to the table with a better offer of what Brexiteers can deal with.How is this different to what they were doing before?Depends on who you talk to. According to Barnier, there are no substantial differences, just more detail. He said there were ‘no surprises’ contained within – although the reaction from May and other British politicians tells a different story.It details how the UK could make an orderly exit from the EU in terms of citizens’ rights, the divorce bill, matters related to the transition period and, most importantly to us, the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.The European Commission says this document is simply a translation into legal text of the Joint Report of 8 December 2017 and the EU-UK Joint Technical note with some of the blanks filled e.g. “The section on citizens’ rights is extremely precise so that it can be relied upon directly by EU citizens in British courts,” the Commission said in a memo today. In response to a final question on Customs Union divide through the Irish Sea, Barnier points out again that the UK signed on to a set of principles over the Irish border and then bluntly states that it is up to the British to determine their own constitutional arrangements— Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson) February 28, 2018 http://jrnl.ie/3877141 A common regulatory area comprising the Union and the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Ireland is hereby established. The common regulatory area shall constitute an area without internal borders in which the free movement of goods is ensured and North-South cooperation protected in accordance with this Chapter.It would mean alignment between the north and south for customs, VAT, energy, regulations for the protection of the environment and laws governing agriculture and fisheries. Northern Ireland would also have to adhere to EU rules on State Aid and would be under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in those aforementioned areas.But all of this is the last resort scenario – what has been labelled Option C.Oh yeah, I keep hearing about Options A, B and C; unicorns and illusions. What’s the story with them?The Joint Report, as agreed by the UK and the EU in December, outlined three options for Ireland/Northern Ireland. The details were contained in Paragraph 49 which reads as follows:The United Kingdom remains committed to protecting North-South cooperation and to its guarantee of avoiding a hard border. Any future arrangements must be compatible with these overarching requirements. The United Kingdom’s intention is to achieve these objectives through the overall EU-UK relationship. Should this not be possible, the United Kingdom will propose specific solutions to address the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland. In the absence of agreed solutions, the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which, now or in the future, support North-South cooperation, the all-island economy and the protection of the 1998 Agreement. Source: Tom Newton Dunne/TwitterAs Leo Varadkar predicted last night, there are ‘difficult’ times ahead.We’ve a long way to go before this agreement is turned into legal text before the October 2018 deadline.Why are the DUP angry?No.Not even a little bit.Members were out the gates early after RTÉ’s Tony Connelly leaked aspects of the document last night with their criticisms and leader Arlene Foster today confirmed that the text is “unacceptable” to her party.In a tweet, she said if Brexit played out with Option C it would be “economically catastrophic” for Northern Ireland. 59 Comments Source: Tony Connelly/Twitter Share104 Tweet Email4 Is the Irish government happy?Reasonably.The Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister formally welcomed the text after its publication today, calling it an important step in the Brexit process.“The draft includes a protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is an integral part of the draft agreement, and gives legal effect to the firm commitments made in December,” Simon Coveney said in a written statement.We have always been clear that our preference is to avoid a hard border through a wider future relationship agreement between the EU and the UK [Option A], a view we share with the British government. We are also committed to exploring specific solutions to be proposed by the UK.“At the same time, there is now the necessary legal provision to implement the backstop of maintaining full alignment in Northern Ireland with the rules of the Single Market and Customs Union necessary to protect North South cooperation and avoid a hard border. This is very much a default and would only apply should it prove necessary. This is about delivering on our shared objectives of protecting the Good Friday Agreement and the gains of the peace process, no less, no more.”Later, he questioned May’s ability to deliver on her promises to both leave the single market and customs union while ensuring there will be no hard border.He said this in itself was “hard to see”, telling RTÉ Radio One that nobody was looking to pick a fight or to have a go at the British government.“Our response is, look, this [option C] doesn’t have to be the solution but come up with something better that we can agree and we’d be delighted to agree.”Would the people of Northern Ireland have any say before the customs rules come into effect?It is difficult to answer anything with certainty as we’re talking in hypotheticals but it would be unusual if one part of the UK was asked about arrangements, when others weren’t.And, as previously stated, if Option C happens, it would actually be by default, not arrangement, because of the deal agreed to in December which could be put on a legally binding footing if it makes it into the final legal text in October. That is a big if though.How much closer are we to a hard Brexit now?Hard to say. There are still 13 months to try to figure out a deal. But it does make a Brexit more real. Source: Leon Neal/Getty ImagesFormer prime minister John Major made a significant speech today, accusing May of ‘bad politics’ and ‘grand folly’. He said that he opposed Brexit because he was patriotic and didn’t want to see his country isolated, cut off and a bystander in international politics.He urged May to change course and show a “willingness to compromise”. He also mooted the idea of a second vote, saying: Feb 28th 2018, 6:04 PM Barnier will answer every angry challenge by a UK journalist by politely pointing out that in December the UK signed on to the basic principles of what has been set out in today’s EU document.May now can either claim she was duped or that she did not understand what she signed— Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson) February 28, 2018 Many electors know they were misled: many more are beginning to realise it. So, the electorate has every right to reconsider their decision. Short URL EU draft text is constitutionally unacceptable & would be economically catastrophic for Northern Ireland. I welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment that HMG will not allow any new border in the Irish Sea. Northern Ireland must have unfettered access to GB market. AF— Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) February 28, 2018last_img read more

Décollage réussi pour la fusée Soyouz et les satellites de Galileo

first_imgDécollage réussi pour la fusée Soyouz et les satellites de GalileoVendredi matin, la fusée Soyouz a finalement réussi à décoller du Centre spatial guyanais (CSG) emportant avec elle les deux premiers satellites de la constellation Galileo. Le tir était initialement prévu hier mais avait dû être reporté en raison d’une anomalie technique. L’aventure de la constellation Galileo a officiellement débuté. Ce matin, à 7H30 heure locale, 12H30 heure de Paris, la fusée Soyouz a finalement réussi à décoller de Sinnamary en Guyane. Au départ, le lancement était prévu pour jeudi à la même heure mais une anomalie observée au cours de la fin du remplissage du troisième étage du lanceur avait obligé à interrompre l’opération, la reportant de 24 heures. Néanmoins, ce matin tout s’est passé comme prévu. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Les moteurs du mythique lanceur russe se sont allumés comme prévu à 7H30 heure locale et, environ deux minutes plus tard, la fusée s’est séparée des quatre propulseurs qui constituent son premier étage, poursuivant sa course vers l’espace”, a constaté un journaliste de l’AFP. Dix minutes plus tard, le troisième étage du lanceur devait se séparer de l’étage supérieur Fregat qui renferme les deux précieux satellites. Car en effet, la mission de l’engin russe était de lancer les deux tout premiers satellites de la constellation Galileo, le projet européen censé concurrencer le système GPS américain.La dernière étape de la mission doit ainsi voir Fregat allumer ses propres moteurs pour placer en orbite à 23.000 kilomètres d’altitude les deux satellites à précisément 11H20 heure locale, soit 16H20 heure française. Au total, la mission est prévue pour durer 3 heures et 50 minutes. Financé à 100% par la Commission européenne et mis en oeuvre par l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA), Galileo assure pouvoir fournir une meilleure couverture et une meilleure précision que ses concurrents, notamment grâce à sa structure. Alors que le GPS dispose de 24 satellites (dont trois de secours) à 20.200 kilomètres d’altitude, Galileo prévoit d’en aligner 30 (dont trois de secours également) à 23.222 kilomètres, rapporte l’AFP. Le 21 octobre 2011 à 14:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Governors Buzz over pot just smoke

first_imgWASHINGTON — All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke.Nearly three months after Colorado began selling recreational marijuana, the nation’s governors are taking a cautious approach to loosening their drug laws despite growing support for legalization.Republican and Democratic state chief executives meeting in Washington this weekend expressed broad concern for children and public safety should recreational marijuana use spread. At the same time, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning other governors against rushing to follow his lead.He said he’s spoken to “half a dozen” governors with questions about his state’s experience, including some who “felt this was a wave” headed to their states.“When governors have asked me, and several have, I say that we don’t have the facts. We don’t know what the unintended consequences are going to be,” Hickenlooper said. “I urge caution.”The Democrat continued: “I say, if it was me, I’d wait a couple of years.”States are watching closely as Colorado and Washington establish themselves as national pioneers after becoming the first states to approve recreational marijuana use in 2012.last_img read more

Man caught on camera trying to break into 3 Wilton Manors businesses

first_imgWILTON MANORS, FLA. (WSVN) – – Surveillance cameras were rolling the moment a man tried to break into three businesses in Wilton Manors.Wilton Manors Police responded to the scene after the man targeted To The Moon Marketplace, New York Grilled Cheese Co. and an adult store near Northeast 22nd Street and Wilton Drive, around 3 a.m., Thursday.The man could be seen in the video failing to enter the first two businesses before smashing the window of the adult store with a concrete block.Police said the suspect got away with cash and merchandise from the store.The doors and windows of all three businesses were damaged.Antonio Dumas, owner of To The Moon, said he is grateful the damage wasn’t worse.“In my view, it’s better than a bullet in my chest. I can replace the door, I can replace whatever they took,” said Dumas. “They didn’t take any of the candy, which is the best part of the store, but I can’t replace my life, so I look at it that way.” No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Android phones can be security keys now

first_img Mobile Security 2 Share your voice A physical security key on top of an Android phone. Josh Miller/CNET Security keys are an effective way to keep your accounts secure from hackers, but they suffer from a major challenge: They’re inconvenient.Not a lot of people want to buy and carry an extra key or Bluetooth fob just for logging in — which is why most two-factor authentication is done through text messages, even though it’s less secure. Up to 90% of Gmail users don’t even use 2FA, a Google software engineer revealed in 2018. Convenience is a big hurdle, and Google is hoping to solve that by making your phone the security key. It’ll have the same functionalities as a physical security key but won’t require you to carry an extra device to keep your accounts safe. That means that like a security key, your phone will warn you if an imposter website is trying to steal your password. Unlike using SMS or authenticator codes for logging in, security keys have to verify that the website you’re logging in on is legitimate. The updated security feature is coming only to Android devices versions 7 and up, which account for about 50% of all active users, according to Google’s distribution board. For now, it’s working only on Google’s Chrome browser and with Google accounts, but the company expects to expand availability. “This is a natural evolution of the standard. Just as some security keys only worked with Chrome initially and moved to other browsers, we’re seeing the same thing happening here,” said Christiaan Brand, a Google product manager for identity and security. You can set up the security key on your phone by going to your settings on Google and selecting 2-Step Verification. From there, you need to click on Add a Security Key and choose your phone as a device. School of phishPhishing attacks are common and often hard to spot, fooling even seasoned politicians. Security keys help prevent hackers from getting into your accounts because even if your password were stolen, an attacker would have to have the physical key to log in. “We’re solving the problem of someone thousands of miles away trying to steal your password,” said Sam Srinivas, Google Cloud’s product management director. “With this, someone has to be within 100 feet of you to try to attack you.” When Google first released its own Titan Key, it cost $50 for a set, and Brand said the company was hoping to eventually drive the cost down to less than $10. 07-titan-keyLast year, Google released its own Titan Security Key in both a USB and Bluetooth version. Sarah Tew/CNET By turning Android devices into security keys, Google is essentially giving them out for free. That much coverage could make it easier for more people to start using security keys, said Conor Gilsenan, a security researcher at All Things Auth.Over Christmas, the security expert said, he bought his family members security keys, but it took more than two hours to set up all these devices. “This is such a big deal,” Gilsenan said. “Being able to utilize the phone that you already have removes an entire barrier to better forms of two-factor authentication for the average internet user.”Brand said the phone security keys meet the FIDO authentication standard, which means any websites allowing for that standard will work with your phone as a security key. That includes websites like Facebook, Twitter and GitHub. Convenience is keyBrand is hoping the launch will convince other pages to accept phones as security keys.The technology works by connecting your phone and your computer’s Bluetooth when you’re logging in on a Google account. You’ll be prompted with a message on your phone to verify the log-in once they’re connected. While they’re using Bluetooth to communicate, the two devices don’t have to pair with each other, Brand said.”We devised a new standard on top of Bluetooth to make sure that these don’t need to pair,” he explained.There have been criticisms of using Bluetooth in security keys, because the wireless protocol could be open to security vulnerabilities. When Google announced its Bluetooth security fob last year, Yubico CEO Stina Ehrensvard released a statement saying Bluetooth didn’t have the same security standards as NFC and USB.Brand said Google had the capability to let your phone function as a security key through a USB cable but decided against it. “We’ve done user studies, and asking a user to have a cable ready that’ll fit both their devices almost takes away all the convenience of using their phone,” he said. Still, even with all the convenience of phones, Brand and Srinivas recommend having a second, backup USB key. That way, if you ever lose your phone or the battery’s dead, you can still log in. Now that half of all Android devices can function as security keys, the new challenge will be getting people to actually use them that way. Security keys have a lower adoption rate than 2FA as a whole, but the convenience will likely draw more people to better protect their accounts. “You don’t have to plug it in, and you don’t have to buy a new device, since you already have the phone,” Gilsenan said. “The bigger challenge is communicating to people that they actually need 2FA.” Tags Comments Googlelast_img read more

Why did Ram Gopal Varma visit girls hostel in Tirupati PhotoVideo

first_imgRam Gopal Varma in girl’s hostel, TirupatiTwitterFilmmaker Ram Gopal Varma surprised everyone by sharing a selfie with some girls at a hostel in Tirupati. He said that he visited the girls’ hostel because he used to stay there during his college days.Lakshmi’s NTR is finally set to hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on May 31, more than a month after its release in Telangana and other parts of India and world. Ram Gopal Varma is currently busy promoting the film in the state and is holding press meets in various cities across the state.Ram Gopal Varma visited Tirupati and took the blessing of Lord Venkateshwara. The director tweeted, “‏Started #LakshmiNTR by visiting Thirupathi and take Lord Balaji’s blessings and today going to Thirupathi for a press meet on #LakshmisNTR at Hotel bliss at 5 pm to thank Lord Balaji.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma paid a visit to a girls’ hostel, which was meant for boys during his college days. The filmmaker went on to see a room where he stayed and also took a selfie with the girls who are presently staying in the room. He took to his Twitter page to share the selfie.Besides the selfie, Ram Gopal Varma also revealed that he recalled about a poster of Sridevi. He tweeted, “This is a room i stayed for more than 2 years in Siddhardha engineering college hostel back in my student days. it has now become a girls hostel and these lovely girls are it’s present room mates. I used to have a Sridevi poster stuck on the wall behind me.”Lakshmi’s NTR is a biopic of late legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. It is about the phase when he was backstabbed by his party and family members. Interestingly, May 28 is the birth anniversary of NTR and many of his party and family members paid respects to the late actor. RGV took a dig at them by tweeting, “It’s ironical that NTR’s birthday is so close to his back stabbers political death day.” Ram Gopal Varma garlanding NTR’s statue on Paipula road in VijayawadaTwitterRam Gopal Varma had announced to hold a press meet at NTR circle, Paipula Road of Vijayawada on Sunday evening. But the police denied permission to him fearing that it might get disrupted by the activists. They suggested RGV to hold the press meet either in a press club or a meeting hall. Later announced to hold the same at the Film chamber in Gandhi Nagar.After visiting Tirupati today, Ram Gopal Varma headed to Vijayawada to hold a press meet. The director tweeted, “After all the cancellations of my Paipula road press meet starting from the first time police arrest to 2nd time other concerns, finally today on account of his birthday, the late NTR is making it happen.”Later, Ram Gopal Varma garlanded the state of NTR on Paipula road in Vijaywada ‏and paid tribute him. He tweeted a photo and video of the same and wrote, “I finally on Paipula road in Vijaywada garlanded NTR in NTR circle అనుకున్నది చేసేసా.. Me shouting JAI NTR after garlanding him.”last_img read more

Taylor Swift confirms that Justin Bieber cheated on Selena Gomez back in

first_imgTaylor Swift and Scooter Braun’s bad blood has had a few casualties with all the other celebrities who have had to comment and take sides. One of them is obviously, Justin Bieber, who did support Braun which only resulted in Taylor allegedly revealing a crucial detail about when Bieber dated Selena Gomez. She supported a comment that hinted at Justin Bieber cheating on Selena Gomez when they were dating.Basically, here’s how the drama unfolded. Over the weekend, Swift took to Tumblr to speak about Braun’s company Ithaca Holdings LLC and how they have acquired her former record label Big Machine Label Group. Stating how she was “sad and grossed out” over the sale of her music catalogue. She further called Braun’s act as “incessant, manipulative bullying.” In support of Scooter, Beiber stated, “Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you.” He also added, “What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? Seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter. Anyway, one thing I know is both scooter and I love you,” and concluded, “love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or…any feelings that need to be addressed.” Justin Bieber’s Instagram postInstagramOf course, Swift did not appreciate his words but she had a different way of retorting to Bieber. As JB’s words took social media by a storm, one particular post said, “‘We haven’t gotten to communicate our differences.’ You cheated on her best friend and then publicly sided with the man who made revenge porn against her was she supposed to invite you over for tea??? F–k outta here.” Of course, as Taylor Swift liked the post, fans took screenshots of it and let everyone know that yes, Justin Bieber did cheat on Selena Gomez when they were going together. Others clearly interpreted that perhaps Swift confirmed how JB cheated on Selena when they were together.Noting the same, in the past Bieber did shed some light on his perspective of the stories about him allegedly cheating on Selena. He told i-D, “We were working out how to be in a relationship, how to be ourselves, who we were, in the middle of having people judge our relationship through the media. I think that really messed my head up too. Because then, it’s like trust and all this other stuff that starts messing with your mind. You’re on the road. And there are beautiful women on the road. And you’re just getting yourself into trouble.” Taylor Swift’s postInstagramThings did not go down well between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez after they split up over cheating allegations as they continued to blame each other. Other celebrities such as Halsey, Cara Delevingne, Demi Lovato and Todrick Hall also shared their opinions on the same. Currently, Bieber is happily married to Hailey Baldwin Bieber while Selena Gomez is focussing on her career.last_img read more

Music for the soul

first_imgThe national Capital hosted a musical evening in association with Unicef to raise funds for Nepal quake victims on May 24.Bands like Beatitudes, Ghetto Children, Noida School of Rock, Techtronics, Project Rigden and others performed at the event which was held at Dzukou Tribal Kitchen, Hauz Khas Village.“Nepal has always been close to my heart and many other Nepalese like me. The only purpose of this charity is to help rebuild Nepal and support its people, who need more help with each passing day,” said event organiser Shweta Pradhan, a Nepali migrant, who now lives in India, to media persons. Pradhan, like other Nepalese living in India, was moved by the pain and suffering of her people after multiple tremors and aftershocks shook the Himalayan nation, killing over 8,000 people and leaving over 10,000 injured. The amount collected was sent to the UNICEF.last_img read more

This Is the Year of the Machine Learning Revolution

first_img Register Now » In San Francisco, self-driving cars roaming around and people having conversations with Siri have become common sights. Just yesterday, Alexa told me that the meaning of life is 42. As machines become even more woven into our daily lives, we’re witness to a new revolution that’s taking over the world.The AI revolution has clearly arrived, and it’s here to stay. Just like past revolutions, the entrepreneurs who go all in will become tomorrow’s giants. Henry Ford of the Industrial Revolution and Jeff Bezos of the Internet Revolution grew their companies because they envisioned a future that was very different from their present. They lived in the future.Related: Has Artificial Intelligence Arrived At The Sales Function Yet?Machine learning became mainstream in 2016. For the first time in history, machine learning is not only available to big companies like Google, Amazon or Apple. Startups have started building products and services using machine learning.So, what is machine learning? Machine learning is learning from data. To predict the future, we look at the data we have about the past. Statistics and predictive analysis have been around for a long time. What’s different today is that we now have the tools to use them for practically everything. For example, we have new specialized machine learning programming languages that can enable a junior programmer to build amazing things. We can now easily use machine learning for things like speech and facial recognition, language translation, data classification and object detection. Many tasks that previously could only be done manually, can be automated today using machine learning.  When Bezos started Amazon in 1994, he wasn’t an expert on everything internet. He left a well-paying job on Wall Street, and he bet on the internet — what he considered to be the future. He was a businessman, not a technical person. However, he took great efforts to understand the internet, and he used his business knowledge to find ways to take advantage of it.Related: Tech Moguls Such as Musk and Bezos Declare Era of Artificial IntelligenceIn the same way, you don’t need to be a computer science expert to build your own machine learning startup. In fact, it is probably better to be knowledgeable in another industry and then solve problems in your industry by utilizing machine learning. You are more likely to be very familiar with the biggest problems in your industry that could benefit from machine learning in a major way.Startups building on machine learning.Companies are taking advantage of machine learning to create more powerful experiences. There are hundreds of them but let’s take a look at some concrete examples.Forkable uses machine learning to figure out what you want for lunch before you know it — automatically delivers it.Dark Trace listens to your company’s network traffic and uses machine learning to detect emergent security threats.  Nova uses machine learning to write personalized sales emails. It knows which emails performed better and suggests changes to your sales emails.Blue River Technology creates equipment for farmers that uses machine learning and computer vision to diagnose and treat each plant individually.  Sift detects online fraud and prevents chargebacks using machine learning.Machine learning as a competitive advantage.Machine learning can also be a competitive advantage for your company. Let me give you an example from my own company. We are in the online forms industry. Our industry is in deep trouble with phishers. These criminals attempt to use our product to create phishing forms to trick people into entering their credentials for other websites. Our machine learning-based tools allow us to detect who should be banned and who should have access to our product. As a result, we‘re able to continue to serve our legitimate users while our competitors embarrassingly block their websites to entire countries. Using machine learning to detect possible phishing activity allows us to continue to provide our free service all over the world, while keeping the bad guys out.Another area where we use machine learning is marketing. We classify our users by looking at individual words and phrases used on their forms. Using this classification process, our marketing team sends customized email campaigns to different segments of users who haven’t personally provided us with demographic information. Related: 4 AI Technologies Impacting Business Operations Right NowThe revolution.Look carefully at each thing that is currently being done manually in your industry. Every one of those tasks will be done tomorrow using machines. Entrepreneurs who disrupt their industries with machine learning will be the big winners of tomorrow. The machine learning revolution is here to stay. Join the revolution. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 12, 2017 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Technology | November 08, 2012 Toshiba Showcases Aquilion ONE, Aquilion PRIME and Aquilion RXL Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Offering customers CT systems to meet varying clinical needs, Toshiba showcases its Aquilion ONE, Aquilion PRIME and Aquilion RXL.·       Aquilion ONE: The world’s first dynamic volume CT covers up to 16 cm of anatomy using 320 ultra-high-resolution, 0.5 mm detector elements (640 unique slices) to image an entire organ, including the brain or heart, in a single rotation.·       Aquilion PRIME: An 80-detector row CT system that can generate 160 unique slices per rotation and features a 7.5-MHU large-capacity tube and 0.35-second scanning.·       Aquilion RXL: A 16-detector row CT system that reconstructs images faster and includes Toshiba’s latest dose reduction technologies, providing faster, safer exams for patients and physicians.For more information: www.toshiba.co.jp FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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