Lippi It would be a nobrainer for Real Madrid to hire

first_imgAntonio Conte has all the technical and psychological requirements to get Real Madrid back to winning ways, reckons Marcello LippiThe former Chelsea coach is the rumoured favourite to replace the fired Julen Lopetegui in the dugout at Real.And Lippi, who coached Conte at Juventus during his playing days, reckons that his fellow Italian is a logical choice for Los Blancos.“Conte has all the technical and psychological values to manage a great club and why not, even Real Madrid,” said Lippi, according to the Daily Mail.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I don’t know if he is interested in Real Madrid and if Real Madrid are interested in him but for sure he would be able to have Real Madrid come back.”Real Madrid Castilla boss Santiago Hernan Solari will be in charge on an interim basis for the next two weeks as the club decides on Lopetegui’s replacement.Former Real midfielder Esteban Cambiasso also backed the idea of Conte taking charge and reckons he will get on well with Real captain Sergio Ramos.Conte has also previously coached the Italian national team and Juventus.last_img read more

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Neuer speaks ahead of Liverpool match

first_imgThe Bayern Munich goalkeeper talked how his team knows the rivals, ahead of their Champions League match.Bayern Munich will visit Anfield Road tomorrow to play against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, this is a very exciting match that he cannot wait to play on.“I’m looking forward to playing there. We heard a lot about the fans and atmosphere in the stadium,” he was quoted by The Liverpool Echo.“It will be two great games. For us, it’s very important to play Champions League.”“It’s a knockout game so it will be two finals. Everyone who watches a lot of football knows it’s a special atmosphere,” he commented.“Does it matter? Of course. I like it when fans are cheering a lot, close to the goal.”“But if you want to speak to your colleagues on the pitch it’s not that easy when it’s loud, they can’t hear you. You have to speak in a different way,” he explained.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Bayern was struggling in the German Bundesliga for most of the first part of the season, but now they are just two points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp’s former team.“I think we know Klopp and we know his style. He knows Bayern Munich as well.”“No one is in a better position. We know him, he knows us,” he recalled.“I like his style. I’ve seen him at Rome, and I’ve seen him in the Brazil team, he’s doing a great job,” Neuer added about Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Suited and booted. Boss tha’ 👔#packmas #UCL #LFCFCB pic.twitter.com/1kMm57WTck— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 18, 2019last_img read more

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CSA President VP ready to represent

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCongratulations came from the Premier, Hon Rufus Ewing; the Deputy Governor, Anya Williams and the Opposition PDM for the new executives of the Civil Servants Association elected on Thursday. Patterson Williams is the new president and outlined his plans now that he is in office. “The Civil Service Association, through the civil service itself is going to have a greater presence in the communities.” Temard Butterfield was bullish in his vision for a better public sector. “As we go forward, my theme, or my rally or campaign slogan was, “Lets make it happen”. And we can assure that as of today we’re gonna start to make the work happen.”The pair won following a national election within the public sector on April 7, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Walker Debate On This Years Dividend Should Be Settled

first_imgThe Senate Finance Committee has proposed paying Alaskans a $1,600 check from the oil-wealth fund this year. The House recommended the same. Walker says he supports that amount and that it should no longer be an issue as lawmakers seek to finish their work with the end of the 90-day session approaching. He took issue, however, with a Senate subcommittee’s denial of some of his public safety funding requests. Senate Finance is working on its version of the budget.center_img He says a final budget, at minimum, should provide added funding tor Alaska State Troopers to travel to rural communities, pilots to fly troopers to those communities and support staff for troopers, among other things. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker says debate over this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend should be considered settled.last_img read more

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MGMT Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music Art Project

first_imgNews New Orleans multigenre festival includes a diverse roster of artists and promises fans a fun time in the Big Easy next MarchRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 3:26 pm The seventh annual Buku Music & Art Project festival is set to rock New Orleans March 9 and 10, 2018. Are you ready?With a focus on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock, the initial lineup for this multigenre festival includes some must-see acts such as headliners Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, and Alison Wonderland. Other artists who will be performing include Mura Masa, Borgore, Isaiah Rashad, Sylvan Esso, and more.Get in on this “underground house-party vibe.” Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Facebook Twitter Buku Music & Art Project: MGMT, Alison Wonderland mgmt-alison-wonderland-slated-buku-music-art-project Email MGMT, Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music & Art Project last_img read more

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Americana Supergroup Im With Her Required Listening

first_img “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Creative surprises born of togetherness also apply to their songwriting, and they cite the tracks “Game To Lose” and “I-89” as having snowballed after each began as just a groove. But all four discussed the unique context of the folk/Americana circuit as nurturing that kind of creativity. Watkins responded to a point made by O’Donovan that this even extends to their audiences. “I bet you 85 percent of the audience have guitars and sing songs with their friends,” Watkins says. “They’re relating to the bands on stage as people who speak the same language. It’s that commonality and that appreciation.” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins feel their trio’s coming together was natural and organic, the way folk music should bePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2018 – 5:05 pm In the latest episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s Required Listening podcast, Artistic Director Scott Goldman interviewed Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins about their folk supergroup I’m With Her. The Americana trio’s first album together, See You Around, was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim.Listen Now: “Required Listening” With I’m With HerAt the 59th GRAMMY Awards, Jarosz took home two wins; for Best Folk Album for a solo release of her’s, Undercurrent, as well as for Best American Roots Performance for the LP’s track “House Of Mercy.” Watkins’ band Nickel Creek won Best Contemporary Folk Album for This Side at the 45th GRAMMY Awards. O’Donovan’s singing with Crooked Still brought her widespread attention and a supportive community of fans, including fellow artists. As Goldman and the three women discuss in the episode, the collaborative creativity of the folk/Americana circuit of festivals meant they had been supportive friends long before collaboration became an organic next step.The women didn’t know what to expect when they began singing together, which was part of what made their collaboration fun and exciting. Responding to Watkins’ observations about singing around a single microphone, Jarosz expands that they found it “sonically unifying as a young band to be able to be that close and figure out what our blend is, what our vibe is, how the different timbres of our voices go together.” She continues, “Now I personally feel more comfortable on a multi-mic set-up having had the time put in with the one mic…It’s so special and intimate and close that way.” Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Prev Next Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ We performed Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” in bed for seriously ill kids stuck in theirs for @MyMusicRx’s #Bedstock. We challenge @adele to play from bed, too! You can make a difference by donating at https://t.co/uEMnsS1xsj! Full vid: https://t.co/IQMhPg9W0i pic.twitter.com/dgSjts6zzg— I’m With Her (@imwithherband) September 27, 2018 Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Weezer and Scott Goldman (right)Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Podcast I’m With Her | “Required Listening” americana-supergroup-im-her-required-listening Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Facebook Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” Subscribe To “Required Listening” And Listen Now At Apple MusicRead more Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com https://twitter.com/imwithherband/status/1045312512265080832 Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Erika Ender | “Required Listening” Podcast Appreciating music in common extends to keeping entire albums on repeat during long car rides between venues. Jarosz cited Away Out On The Mountain by Tim O’Brien and the GRAMMY-winning Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, while O’Donovan made a touching confession about her soft spot for The Sound Of Music Soundtrack. “I just want to say for the record, sometimes you just have to go dig way back deep into your subliminal early influences and figure out what it is that makes you tick,” she shared. “I think it’s Christopher Plummer for me.” For those too young to recognize the name, the actor portrayed the patriarch of the German Trapp Family Singers in the film also starring Julie Andrews.I’m With Her is currently on tour across North America, creatively connecting their fresh Americana to the genre’s deep folk roots. Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” Americana Supergroup I’m With Her | “Required Listening” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Email Listen: Weezer | “Required Listening” I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Jeff LynnePhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage “Required Listening” On Julia Michaels’ “Issues” I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Twitter Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm0MueiAoiu I’m With Her | “Required Listening” Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com “Required Listening”: New GRAMMY Museum Podcast Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” News Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” Keith Urban and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage.com Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Cold War Kids and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Alessia Cara and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr.last_img read more

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Google Chromes Canvas app lets you unleash your artistic ability

first_img Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comments Post a comment Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Read DJI Osmo Action preview Internet Services Tech Industry Turo 0 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile Read the Rylo camera preview Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $60 at Best Buy Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $155 at Google Express Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Chris Monroe/CNET $999 Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review See at Turo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See at Amazon Turo: Save $30 on any car rentalcenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET $520 at HP Sprint Rylo Amazon Chrome Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. We drew a very quick vampire on Google Canvas, but you can probably do better. Google Canvas/Screenshot by CNET Google is letting you doodle within its Chrome browser with a simple app.You can go to Canvas using canvas.apps.chrome and start drawing immediately, as previously reported by Chrome Unboxed.It’s pretty straightforward — you can choose among pencil, ink pen, marker, chalk and eraser, then pick any hex color. This gives you a massive range of palettes.Your drawing is saved to your Google account, and you can download it as a PNG file.Drawing with a mouse or touchpad isn’t ideal (as evidenced by our quick attempt), so would-be Google Canvas artists probably will be better off using a stylus and touchscreen. See It Apple iPhone XS $999 Best Buy The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It See It $999 An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $6 at Tidal Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice 7 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Tags The Cheapskate Tags $210 at Best Buylast_img read more

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HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019

first_img Computex 2019 Computex 2019 Share your voice Preview • HP Omen X: A battery-powered VR backpack for cutting the virtual cable Tags Laptops Desktops $1,199 HP strives for novel style with its Envy and Elite laptops CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above HP Omen X Compact Desktop May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED One of the wood-veneered Envys. Sarah Tew/CNET Among HP’s blizzard of announcements at Computex 2019, a handful stand out from the run-of-the-mill refreshes. For sheer novelty, there’s the new Wood series option for its Envy laptops and convertibles, with wood veneers on the palm rests  and touchpad. They definitely add a little pizzazz to a metal body, though I’m not sure the touchpad is a good place for veneer. HP plans to start offering it in the fall but hasn’t announced pricing.HP EliteBook x2The Elite x2 G4, which allows you to detach the screen to use it as a tablet, wraps its body in leather. Sarah Tew/CNET And following up the splashy launch of the consumer Spectre Folio at the end of 2018, HP’s adapted the leather-clad design for its Microsoft Surface-competitor business detachable, the Elite x2 G4. The x2 also incorporates HP’s Sure View privacy screen technology.The Elite x2 G4 is slated to ship in August starting at $1,500.12-hp-nda-laptop-workstation-loriThe ZBook mobile workstation line debuts the 17-inch Dreamcolor display with a DCI-P3 gamut. Sarah Tew/CNET Less pretty but more practical, HP has updated its ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations with an option for a new 4K Dreamcolor display capable of the DCI-P3 gamut (Dreamcolor is HP’s color-controlled display system and has traditionally been Adobe RGB) as well as a configuration option for the new Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics processor. While the new mobile processor is in designed to fit in thinner systems, hopefully it will allow big systems like these ZBooks to attain improved battery life. HP Omen X Compact Desktop See it May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 • See All And if you needed another sign that there’s more enthusiasm for VR among commercial users than consumers, HP has rejiggered its VR backpack strategy: There’s no more Omen X Compact Desktop. Instead HP is merging its commercial line with the consumer line, dispensing with the “Omen X” gaming branding and going with the “HP VR Backpack” name and a lower-key design. It’s been refreshed with slight improvements to the harness — the battery packs sit higher now near the kidneys rather than on the hips — and battery swapping is a little quicker. You can use it with the new HP Reverb VR headset. Post a comment May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know reading • HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019 0 19 Photos Virtual Reality HP Microsoft Nvidialast_img read more

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Facebook fined 23 million for violating Germanys hate speech law

first_img 0 Politics Tech Industry Post a comment Share your voice Facebook logo. James Martin/CNET German authorities said Tuesday they had fined Facebook $2.3 million for violating the country’s hate speech law, alleging that the social network under-reported complaints about illegal content. The Federal Office of Justice said in a press release that a transparency report Facebook released for the first six months of 2018 only included “a fraction of complaints about illegal content.”This creates a distorted picture in the public about the extent of illegal content and the way the social network deals with them,” the agency said in statement.The company’s report was also incomplete because it didn’t include enough information about how the social network deals with illegal complaints, the agency said. The company also allegedly gave incorrect information about the feedback it received on the complaints.Under German law, which is called the Network Enforcement Act, social media companies such as Facebook are required to publish a report every six months about how it handles complaints about illegal content. Facebook can still appeal the fine. The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The fine is only a small fraction of the amount of the money Facebook makes every quarter from advertising. From January to March, Facebook raked in $15.08 billion in sales.Still, the fine from Germany highlights how Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators following a series of scandals around privacy, security and content moderation. The US Federal Trade Commission could hit Facebook with a record-setting fine of up to $5 billion for its alleged privacy mishaps, which would be the largest fine the agency has issued against a tech company. Tags Facebooklast_img read more

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Newly elected MPs to be sworn in Thursday

first_imgElection commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed talks to newsmen at his office. Photo: UNBThe election commission (EC) on Wednesday sent a letter to the parliament secretary for taking necessary preparations to organise the oath-taking ceremony of the lawmakers elected in the 11th general elections.EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said this while talking to newsmen at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday.”The gazette containing the details of 298 newly elected MPs has been published and we’ve sent a copy to the parliament secretary so that they can take preparation for the oath-taking ceremony,” he said.He further said, “We heard the oath taking ceremony will be held at 11:00am on Thursday.”Replying to a journalist’s query whether the EC is satisfied with the election, the secretary said, “Our CEC has said that a peaceful election was held in the country and he also thanked everyone related to the election process.”When asked about Oikya Front’s memorandum placed before the EC, he said, “Anyone can place memorandum or letter to the election commission. We accepted it and the commission will take decision about it.””A few incidents of minor violence occurred on the election day and the commission directed the Inspector General of Police to submit a report after investigating the incidents,” he said.The EC secretary also said that the commission has decided to hold the Upazila Election in March as SSC and HSC exams will be held in February and April,” he said.last_img read more

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Is Alcohol A Problem Online Tool Helps Assess Risk And Find Help

first_img Share Kristen Uroda for NPRTreatment for alcohol problems isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched a treatment navigator website to connect people to resources and a wide variety of treatment options.The thinking about problem drinking and alcoholism has changed. It’s no longer considered a black-and-white, you have it or you don’t condition.“We now know that there’s a full spectrum in alcohol use disorder,” says George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohohlism, part of the National Institutes of Health. You can have a mild, moderate or severe problem.And there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to getting help. There is a wide range of options — from residential “detox” programs to cognitive behavioral therapy, to medications such as naltrexone that can help people drink less, or acamprosate, which can help people stay dry. But many people who might need help don’t know these options exist. It’s a big obstacle to treatment.“A lot of people struggling with alcohol problems do not know where to turn,” Koob says. “Ninety percent of adults in the U.S. with an alcohol use disorder don’t get any treatment whatsoever.”That’s a lot of people, given that an estimated 17 million adults have alcohol use disorder.To help solve this problem, the NIH has launched an online Alcohol Treatment Navigator. It’s a website that helps people explore all the evidence-based options.The site is user-friendly. A list of questions helps determine the best treatment choices. A brief survey helps to determine the range or severity of a problem. The site also connects people to directories of providers. You can type in your ZIP code to find options in your community.For instance, there’s a link to a directory of licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists maintained by Psychology Today. There’s also a directory of treatment programs, including residential rehab and outpatient options, which is maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency. The NIH does not endorse any providers, it’s simply connecting people to the options. The navigator site also has information about costs and insurance.Research suggests that most people with an alcohol problem can benefit from treatment. According to the NIAAA, about one-third of people who get treatment for an alcohol use disorder are better one year after treatment. “Many others substantially reduce their drinking and report fewer alcohol-related problems,” according to this NIAAA explainer.The new navigator site comes at a time when drinking is on the rise among women, minorities and older adults in the U.S. Dietary guidelines recommend that women should not drink more than one drink per day, and men should not exceed two drinks per day. But a recent study estimates that nearly 32 million adults in the U.S. drink at least occasionally at dangerously high levels.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Stan Australian Streamer Inks Content Deal With Paramount

first_img Related Popular on Variety Dylan O’Brien to Star Opposite Mark Wahlberg in ‘Infinite’ (EXCLUSIVE) ×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 Great,” also produced for Hulu by MRC Television, will premiere exclusively on Stan in 2020. Starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, the drama series follows Catherine the Great and her rise to power after marrying the Emperor of Russia. Oscar-nominated Australian screenwriter Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”) is writer and showrunner.Movies covered by the supply deal include the “Mission: Impossible,” “Transformers,” and “Star Trek” franchises, in addition to library titles “Top Gun,” and “The Godfather” trilogy. “Paramount has built a fantastic slate of premium scripted television series in addition to (its) iconic box office blockbusters, legendary film franchises and library of classics,” said Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan.Stan’s slate of original Australian content includes series “No Activity,” “Wolf Creek,” “Romper Stomper,” and “Bloom,” and movie “The Second.” Currently in production are: Vicki Madden’s “The Gloaming,” starring Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie and Aaron Pedersen; “The Other Guy: Season 2,” with Gracie Otto directing; and “The Commons,” starring Joanne Frogatt and Damon Herriman. Stan, the Australian streaming video firm owned by Nine Entertainment, has signed a content supply deal with Paramount Pictures. The multi-year agreement adds to Stan’s line up of arrangements with Hollywood suppliers that already includes MGM, Disney, and Lionsgate.Subscription video has taken off hugely in Australia, where there are now an estimated 12.3 million subscriptions, according to a new report published this week by researcher Telsyte. The country was this week confirmed as one of the first launch territories for the new Disney Plus service. Netflix is the SVoD market leader in Australia, with 4.9 million subscriptions, according Telsyte. Stan, is the second largest, having passed 1.7 million subscribers at the end of June.Paramount Television’s “Looking For Alaska” will be the first Paramount-supplied series under the new deal to launch on Stan, premiering on Oct. 19. The eight-part limited series was produced for Hulu and is based on the book of the same name by John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Paper Towns”). Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Finally Finds Backing With Paramount, Cross Creeklast_img read more

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Ancient avian bones found in China may be oldest example of chicken

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Phys.org) —A team of researchers in China studying ancient avian bones found in the northern part of that country, suspect the remains may be that of the oldest known example of chicken domestication. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers describe their analysis and report on their findings. More information: “Early Holocene chicken domestication in northern China.” PNAS 2014 ; published ahead of print November 24, 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1411882111AbstractChickens represent by far the most important poultry species, yet the number, locations, and timings of their domestication have remained controversial for more than a century. Here we report ancient mitochondrial DNA sequences from the earliest archaeological chicken bones from China, dating back to ∼10,000 B.P. The results clearly show that all investigated bones, including the oldest from the Nanzhuangtou site, are derived from the genus Gallus, rather than any other related genus, such as Phasianus. Our analyses also suggest that northern China represents one region of the earliest chicken domestication, possibly dating as early as 10,000 y B.P. Similar to the evidence from pig domestication, our results suggest that these early domesticated chickens contributed to the gene pool of modern chicken populations. Moreover, our results support the idea that multiple members of the genus Gallus, specifically Gallus gallus and Gallus sonneratii contributed to the gene pool of the modern domestic chicken. Our results provide further support for the growing evidence of an early mixed agricultural complex in northern China.Press release Beijing Fatty Chicken, a local Chinese breed. Credit: Huagui Liu. Researchers track global dispersion of chickens throughout history using DNA Citation: Ancient avian bones found in China may be oldest example of chicken domestication (2014, November 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-ancient-avian-bones-china-oldest.htmlcenter_img Explore further © 2014 Phys.org Identifying the first culture to domesticate chickens has been hotly debated for over a century, without any clear winner, and it may remain that way as evidence is piling up suggesting that chickens were likely domesticated in a variety of places across the globe and have since undergone comingling, creating a mish-mash of genetic evidence. In this new effort, the researchers sought to find out if ancient bone samples found in four different archeological sites in northern China were chicken ancestors and if so, if they were domesticated. The bones were found alongside charcoal and other animal remains, such as dogs and pigs, both of which are believed to have been domesticated by that time in history, suggesting that the bird bones were from a species that had been domesticated as well. The excavation sites have also given up other findings which suggest the people who’d been barbecuing the animals were farmers, not hunters, which also adds credence to the idea that the birds they were eating were domesticated. The bones in question (39 in all) had been previously carbon dated to various ages, ranging from 2,300 to 10,500 years ago. The new research focused on gathering genetic evidence and using mitochondrial DNA sequencing to determine if the birds were chicken ancestors, or not. The team compared the DNA of the ancient birds with modern birds of the Galliformes order, which include rock partridges, pheasants and of course chickens and also to samples of ancient bones found in other places, such as Spain, Hawaii, Easter Island and Chile. Their analyses revealed that the birds were members of the genus Gallus, which includes modern chickens. But it’s still not enough to prove that they were actually the first example of domesticated chickens because there is still no conclusive proof that the birds were actually domesticated. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Genetic study shows explosion of diversity in fish after endCretaceous mass extinction

first_img Reef fish arrived in two waves Journal information: Nature Ecology & Evolution A team of researchers from several institutions across the U.S. has found evidence suggesting that there was an explosion of diversity in fish after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. In their paper published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, the team describes their genetic study involving more than 1800 species of fish and what they found. Credit: CC0 Public Domain After the end-Cretaceous mass extinction—the one that killed off the dinosaurs—mammals became much more diverse and dominant. Without the dinosaurs to feast on them, they were free to prosper. Much less is known about what went on in the oceans. In this new effort, the researchers have added some new pieces to that puzzle.Prior research has suggested that the asteroid or comet that smashed into the Earth approximately 65 million years ago killed off more than the dinosaurs—approximately 50 percent of all species worldwide disappeared. These include many sharks and other reptiles, leaving a void of sorts in the world’s oceans that allowed fish to flourish. And flourish they did, according to the researchers with this new effort.To learn more about what happened with sea creatures after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, the researchers collected tissue samples from 118 acanthomorph species, looking specifically at 1,000 DNA sequences that were similar across the genomes of their samples—as part of that effort, they searched for variations in genetic sequences that offered clues regarding how closely related the fish were to one another.The researchers found that six large groups of fish originated over the course of 10 million years after the mass extinction. Of those groups, five were acanthomorphs (spiny-rayed fish). Today, there are approximately 18,000 members of the acanthomorphs species and they represent approximately one in three vertebrate species alive today. That so many of them originated in the time after the dinosaurs disappeared shows that they, like mammals, found the world a much friendlier place—one where they were allowed to prosper. Such an explosion suggests that sharks and other reptile populations and their diversity must have plunged, leaving a vast void for the acanthomorphs to fill. Still unclear is why acanthomorphs, rather than other fish species, became so dominant. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further More information: Michael E. Alfaro et al. Explosive diversification of marine fishes at the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary, Nature Ecology & Evolution (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0494-6AbstractThe Cretaceous–Palaeogene (K–Pg) mass extinction is linked to the rapid emergence of ecologically divergent higher taxa (for example, families and orders) across terrestrial vertebrates, but its impact on the diversification of marine vertebrates is less clear. Spiny-rayed fishes (Acanthomorpha) provide an ideal system for exploring the effects of the K–Pg on fish diversification, yet despite decades of morphological and molecular phylogenetic efforts, resolution of both early diverging lineages and enormously diverse subclades remains problematic. Recent multilocus studies have provided the first resolved phylogenetic backbone for acanthomorphs and suggested novel relationships among major lineages. However, these new relationships and associated timescales have not been interrogated using phylogenomic approaches. Here, we use targeted enrichment of >1,000 ultraconserved elements in conjunction with a divergence time analysis to resolve relationships among 120 major acanthomorph lineages and provide a new timescale for acanthomorph radiation. Our results include a well-supported topology that strongly resolves relationships along the acanthomorph backbone and the recovery of several new relationships within six major percomorph subclades. Divergence time analyses also reveal that crown ages for five of these subclades, and for the bulk of the species diversity in the sixth, coincide with the K–Pg boundary, with divergences between anatomically and ecologically distinctive suprafamilial clades concentrated in the first 10 million years of the Cenozoic. © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Genetic study shows explosion of diversity in fish after end-Cretaceous mass extinction (2018, March 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-genetic-explosion-diversity-fish-end-cretaceous.htmllast_img read more

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Denmark is the most digital country in Europe a

first_imgDenmark is ‘the most digital country’ in Europe, according to new stats released yesterday by the European Commission, which has made moving to a “fully-fledged digital single market” one of its top priorities.According to the Digital Economy and Society Index, Denmark had an overall score of 0.68 (out of 1) and ranked first of the 28 EU member states, with the country boasting the most advanced use of digital public services.Danes were also found to be among “the most intensive users of video-on-demand and on-line shopping,” with 74% of households with TV accessing broadband-delivered video-on-demand.Sweden was ranked number two in the digital index with a score of 0.66. Fixed broadband is available to 99% of homes in the country, with high-speed broadband networks available to 71% of homes.Some 57% of Swedes were found to access music, videos and games over the web, 52% made video calls, while 44% of TV households accessed VoD.The Netherlands came in third place with a score of 0.63, with fast internet available to 98% of Dutch households and the Dutch appearing to “particularly make use of internet banking and shopping, video on demand, and IPTV.”Finland, Belgium and the UK ranked fourth, fifth and sixth with respective scores of 0.62, 0.59 and 0.55.“The Digital Index shows how radically people have changed the way they watch films: they still follow their favourite series on TV but a considerable number – 40% – watches also video on demand and films online. We need to adapt to citizens’ needs and we have to think about adapting our policy,” said Günther Oettinger, commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, whose home country, Germany, came 10th in the rankings.Speaking at the #Digital4EU stakeholder forum in Brussels this week, European Commission vice-president for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, whose native Estonia ranked seventh, said that building a digital single market in Europe means “building the long-lasting foundation for our digital future.”Among Ansip’s stated “ideals” were: no discrimination based on nationality or unjustified geo-blocking; a single contract law for online transactions to provide clear and safe rules for buyers and sellers; and a single data protection regime and a clear system for data access.last_img read more

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Asheville is experiencing one of the states worst

first_imgAsheville is experiencing one of the state’s worst chickenpox outbreaks in more than two decades. The virus has taken hold at a school where many parents seek religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.Officials say that as of Friday, 36 children have contracted chickenpox at the Asheville Waldorf School.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports more than two-thirds of the school’s 152 students haven’t received the chickenpox vaccine, which became available in the U.S. in 1995. The school’s website says it enrolls children from early childhood through sixth grade.Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services’ Dr. Jennifer Mullendore says the outbreak should cause concern. She tells the newspaper that while the virus isn’t serious for most people, it can cause hospitalization for some children.Mullendore says health care providers have for years recommended all children who have healthy immune systems should be vaccinated.last_img read more

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Disabled activists halted traffic around Westminst

first_imgDisabled activists halted traffic around Westminster three times in a protest against further government austerity measures, just as Tory chancellor George Osborne was delivering a budget that will slash billions of pounds from disabled people’s support.The #Balls2TheBudget protests began in Whitehall shortly before 11am yesterday (Wednesday) with activists from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) – and supporters from other grassroots protest groups, such as WinVisible, Black Dissidents, London Latinxs, Occupy and Global Women’s Strike – halting traffic.On a signal, they pelted the gates outside Downing Street with plastic balls, on which they had written anti-austerity messages.Andy Greene, a member of DPAC’s national steering group, told fellow protesters: “There is no mandate for austerity, there is no justifying the cuts.“We want to deliver our messages, and these balls, right down the heart of the British government.“We want to deliver them right down Downing Street, to make sure that [Osborne’s] budget is scarred with our messages, that his budget isn’t the only narrative today, that we are the people, that we will have our say.“We will, whether they like it or not, keep coming back and keep resisting.”The protest moved on to Westminster Bridge, near where DPAC had hung a huge #Balls2TheBudget banner on the bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament.After retrieving the banner, they spread it across the road, forcing police to close the bridge – which overlooks parliament – to traffic for about an hour.Protesters then moved to Parliament Square, directly outside the Houses of Parliament, where they blocked three key road junctions and brought traffic to a halt.Robert Punton, one of the DPAC activists who took part in the protest, said: “We gridlocked the three intersections, which knackered up the centre of London, which got them really nervous.”Police officers persuaded some protesters to move from the road but others refused, and four of them – three men, including Greene, and a woman – were arrested for highway obstruction and taken to a West End police station.Some DPAC activists also attended a short parliamentary debate on the impact of the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).DPAC’s latest direct action protest came only two weeks after they came close to forcing their way into the main debating chamber of the House of Commons during prime minister’s questions, in a last-ditch protest against the ILF closure.Punton said yesterday’s protest had been a “brilliant action that got the point over. I think we achieved what we set out to do, and probably more.“The aim was to highlight that this was not a budget of the people, but a budget for the bankers and a budget for the millionaires.”He said the hope now was to build on the protest of two weeks ago and the latest actions, and use them to shake potential supporters out of their apathy.Punton said: “It’s now about building on what we did two weeks ago and what we did yesterday, and bringing the more apathetic population along with us.“The slogan by the end of yesterday was, ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ Doing something positive rather than talking about it.“We are trying to increase the number of people who get involved, because we can’t do this on our own.“The result of this prolonged attack on disability is that people are trying to camouflage their disability, rather than being proud of being disabled. We are looking for disabled people to redefine themselves once again as disabled people.”He added: “We were highlighting what was obvious to everybody, that we are again the groups that are paying for austerity.“It is people like us who are paying the bill, not just financially but socially, such as with our involvement in our community.”Punton said he believed police had only made the arrests because protesters from the mainstream grassroots group The People’s Assembly began turning up for their own Parliament Square protest.Punton said: “That’s when the police thought, ‘Let’s put an end to this, because it could really get out of hand.’ They had to quash it.”Picture by Kate Belgrave, www.katebelgrave.comlast_img read more

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Mainstream arts organisations have a mountain to

first_imgMainstream arts organisations have “a mountain to climb” to ensure they have an acceptable proportion of disabled directors, artists and staff, according to leading disability arts figures.They spoke out after new figures showed a new Arts Council England (ACE) programme to improve diversity in the industry had made little headway in its first year when it came to disability.ACE released figures this week showing the progress made since it launched its Creative Case for Diversity last December.Although there was some improvement in black and minority ethnic (BAME) representation in arts organisations, figures for Deaf and disabled people were “largely static”.Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of ACE, speaking at an event in Birmingham, said the survey showed there were now “slightly more staff, fractionally fewer managers, and discernibly fewer board members” who identified as disabled.The figures show that, among its national partner organisations (NPOs) – the larger organisations funded by ACE – the proportion of the workforce who were disabled rose from 1.8 per cent to just 2.0 per cent from 2013-14 to 2014-15.The proportion of disabled artistic staff rose from 1.4 per cent to 1.9 per cent over the year, but representation on NPO boards dropped from 3.5 per cent to 3.2 per cent, while ACE itself has no disabled board members, although more than 11 per cent of its managers are disabled.Among the museums receiving major funding from ACE, the proportion of managers who were disabled plunged from 8.3 per cent to 4.1 per cent, while disabled artistic staff fell from 7.4 to 4.5 per cent.The number of performances made accessible to audience members who were deaf or blind increased from 3,066 to 3,760, while the number of accessible exhibitions increased from 6,941 to 8,054.And ACE’s Grants for the Arts programme saw 168 disabled applicants secure funding of more than £2.8 million in 2014-15, compared with 124 successful disabled applicants being awarded funding of £1.74 million in 2013-14.Tony Heaton (pictured), chief executive of Shape Arts, said the poor progress reflected the lack of investment in disability arts.He said it was “woeful” that just two per cent of the NPO workforce were disabled, particularly when the government was making desperate attempts to force more disabled people into work.Heaton also pointed to the proportion of disabled NPO directors, at just 3.2 per cent, a fall since 2013-14, while ACE itself had no disabled board members.He said: “The people who affect change are the people who have power. What we can see is very few disabled people who are in positions of power and influence and who can change things.”He called for a much more collaborative working relationship between the disability arts sector and ACE, and a more “intensive level of investment”.Heaton said: “They need to fund real disabled-led organisations to do stuff for disabled people because they routinely fail to really invest in the disability-led organisations they have got.”He compared the level of funding received by disabled-led organisations with the “substantial amount of public funds” handed to opera and orchestras, which have “a mountain to climb in terms of addressing issues around diversity”.Heaton also called for a much more social model approach to improving the representation of disabled people in the arts, addressing the physical and attitudinal barriers they face in the sector.But he praised the work and intentions of Sir Peter, and said: “I genuinely think Peter Bazalgette wants Arts Council England and the arts community to be much more diverse.”Ruth Gould, artistic director of DaDaFest, who spoke at the ACE Birmingham event, said there was “a pressing need for more disabled people in influential positions”, while she was “disappointed about the lack of disabled people at board level across the sector”.But she said: “We do appreciate the Creative Case focus and know that ACE is trying to influence change, which we really support.“However, ultimately the most impact will be from internal transformation and ACE and its funded organisations need to embed this change to truly learn to reflect the wider public within their governance, leadership and workforce.“Disabled people on average represent over 20 per cent of the population and the current representation is nowhere near where it should be, so we have a long way to go to truly demonstrate inclusion.”Dr Ju Gosling, artistic director of the disability arts, culture and human rights organisation Together! 2012, said it was “clear that disabled people have very little influence still at a senior level in the arts”.And she said the overall figures “disguise the fact that attitudes to disabled people vary wildly between sectors, with significant progress having been made in the live music industry, not least due to the long-term efforts of Attitude is Everything”.But she said that gender discrimination was “rife” in the live music industry, so she was pleased that ACE was “taking an increasingly joined-up approach to diversity”.She said: “Non-disabled women and BAME artists and arts workers are not prepared to put up with the patronising, charitable approach to equality that disabled people have experienced for far too long, while gender and race discrimination impacts equally on disabled and non-disabled artists and arts workers alike.”She also said that some “caution” was needed with figures showing an increase in accessible performances, exhibitions and screenings, as the “understanding of what makes a performance or exhibition accessible is still very limited, particularly among curators and programmers”.Gosling said she was also concerned at the “growing tendency to prioritise white, middle-class audiences when showcasing the work of disabled and other diverse artists”.But she said: “I do believe that the Arts Council has a genuine commitment to increasing diversity, and will watch their efforts over the next year with interest.”Sir Peter announced four new funds designed to advance diversity, worth a total of £8.5 million.They include a £2.1 million fund to develop diverse-led organisations; £2.6 million to help address the lack of diversity in arts leadership; and another £1.8 million to support the development and commissioning of new work by deaf and disabled artists, through the Unlimited programme, which was originally launched as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.last_img read more

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Apple Offers Big Cash Rewards for Help Finding Security Bugs

first_imgApple The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. –shares Next Article This story originally appeared on Reuters August 5, 2016 Apple Inc. said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 (£152,433) to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products, joining dozens of firms that already offer payments for help uncovering flaws in their products.The maker of iPhones and iPads provided Reuters with details of the plan, which includes some of the biggest bounties offered to date, ahead of unveiling it on Thursday afternoon at the Black Hat cyber security conference in Las Vegas.The program will initially be limited to about two dozen researchers who Apple will invite to help identify hard-to-uncover security bugs in five specific categories.Those researchers have been chosen from the group of experts who have previously helped Apple identify bugs, but have not been compensated for that work, the company said.The most lucrative category, which offers rewards of up to $200,000, is for bugs in Apple’s “secure boot” firmware for preventing unauthorized programs from launching when an iOS device is powered up.Apple said it decided to limit the scope of the program at the advice of other companies that have previously launched bounty programs.Those companies said that if they were to do it again, they would start by inviting a small list of researchers to join, then gradually open it up over time, according to Apple.Security analyst Rich Mogull said that limiting participation would save Apple from dealing with a deluge of “low-value” bug reports.”Fully open programs can definitely take a lot of resources to manage,” he said.Apple declined to say which firms provided advice.Such rewards are currently offered by dozens of firms, including AT&T Inc., Facebook Inc., Google, Microsoft Corp., Tesla Motors Inc. and Yahoo Inc.Microsoft, which has handed out $1.5 million in rewards to security researchers since it launched its program three years ago, also offers rewards for identifying very specific types of bugs. Its two biggest payouts have been for $100,000 each.Not all bounty programs are as focused as the ones from Apple and Microsoft.Facebook, for example, has an open program that offers rewards for a wide-range of vulnerabilities. It has paid out more than $4 million over the past five years, with last year’s average payment at $1,780.In March, Facebook paid $10,000 to a 10-year-old boy in Finland who found a way to delete user comments from Instagram accounts.(Reporting by Jim Finkle; Editing by Andrew Hay) Apple Offers Big Cash Rewards for Help Finding Security Bugscenter_img 3 min read Image credit: TungCheung | Shutterstock.com 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Reuters Add to Queue Apply Now »last_img read more

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Pegasystems Named a Leader in Gartners Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer

first_imgPegasystems Inc., the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises, announced it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center (1) for the 10th consecutive year.In the report, Gartner evaluated 14 CRM vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to Gartner, “The best of today’s CEC applications have tools for both agents and customers. For this Magic Quadrant, vendors had to have clear views about how to escalate customer support from digital self-service to human agents (and to de-escalate it again), while retaining interactions’ context for the purposes of reporting and improving customer engagements. Additionally, their CEC applications for use by customer service agents must have been designed to operate seamlessly on a common platform by means of common development and integration tools, open APIs and a common graphical user interface.”Marketing Technology News: Step Raises $22.5 Million Series A Led by Stripe to Disrupt Banking for TeensPega’s suite of customer engagement applications for marketing, sales, and customer service enables organizations with end-to-end automation and real-time AI within a unified platform to transform how they interact with customers. Part of the Pega Infinity™ digital transformation suite, Pega’s customer engagement solutions provide predictive analytics and decisioning capabilities that help brands gain unique insights and recommend the next-best action in real time throughout the customer journey – helping ensure optimal customer experiences.Marketing Technology News: L.A. Lakers Partner Wish Jumps to No. 1 in Earned Social Media Value Among NBA Jersey Patch SponsorsThis recognition is among Pega’s recent analyst recognitions for customer engagement. Pega was recently named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q1 2019 (2) report and earned the highest combined scores across all technology categories and the top ranking for Customer Engagement Platform in Ovum’s 2018 Decision Matrix (3). Pega also was named a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs (4) for the second year in a row and received the highest scores in three of four use cases in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for the CRM Customer Engagement Center report (5).Marketing Technology News: Tellius Named by Gartner as a 2019 Cool Vendor in Analytics crmGartnerNewsPegasystems Previous ArticleBrightcove Publishes Annual Asia Over-The-Top (OTT) TV Research Report On User Adoption, Payment, and Advertising PreferencesNext ArticleAndrey Andreev Consolidates Badoo, Bumble, Chappy and Lumen Into New Entity: Magic Lab Pegasystems Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center for 10th Consecutive Year PRNewswireJune 17, 2019, 6:02 pmJune 17, 2019 last_img read more

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