Lynn Beyak could be charged with hate crime says Indigenous senator

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN News Embattled Sen. Lynn Beyak could be charged with a hate crime says fellow senator Lillian Dyck.Dyck is referring to letters Beyak, 68, recently posted on her Parliamentary website that support the “good” that Indian residential schools did.“I looked it up,” Dyck told APTN News Friday. “Hate speech is communicating statements in public that incite hatred against any identifiable group. “Someone could look into this…Check all the letters and make a determination as to whether it met the high standard for hate speech. She could be charged.”Dyck is from the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan and chair of the Aboriginal Peoples committee. Beyak was removed from that committee last year when she expressed support for the schools.Beyak was then removed from the Conservative Party of Canada caucus late Thursday.“On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, I learned that Senator Lynn Beyak posted to her Parliamentary website approximately 100 letters from Canadians in support of her position on residential schools,” CPC Leader Andrew Scheer said in a statement.Scheer said he demanded Beyak remove the content from her website, but she refused.“As a result of her actions, the Conservative Senate Leader Larry Smith and I have removed Senator Lynn Beyak from the Conservative National Caucus,” Scheer said. “Racism will not be tolerated in the Conservative Caucus or Conservative Party of Canada.”Scheer’s spokesman said there would be no further comment.Many consider the letters and Beyak’s position on the notorious school system to be racist.Dyck said the national outcry against Beyak could put her in the same boat as David Ahenakew, an Aboriginal leader from Saskatchewan charged with hate after making remarks about Jews in December 2002.Ahenakew was found not guilty after two trials.Dyck said some of the letters, which don’t reveal the authors’ full names, are “outrageous and offensive.”She said they promote false and negative stereotypes about Indigenous people that, in turn, lead to discrimination and negative treatment.Dyck praised Scheer for booting Beyak from caucus but says that frees the now-Independent senator from any censorship.“She is not alone,” Dyck added. “This is a symptom of the racism in our country.”Beyak’s views that some Indigenous children benefitted from forced residential school have been condemned by the Anglican church and Thunder Bay city council.It was churches that ran the schools – known for emotional, physical and sexual abuse – for the Canadian government.Beyak has not responded to APTN’s request for comment.Beyak was nominated to the senate by former prime minister Stephen Harper. It was Harper who apologized in 2008 for the residential school system.Dyck said reconciliation is meaningless if Canadians can’t address racism in society.“I’m 72 years old. Is it going to change before I die? I hope so,” she said.Meanwhile, she said she would not make the complaint to police to investigate Beyak.last_img read more

BC government sets out new rules for provincial infrastructure projects

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – British Columbia government projects worth billions of dollars will now be built under a so-called community benefits agreement that sets out job training, who can work on the projects and the wages to be paid.The agreement is aimed at boosting apprenticeship opportunities and hiring more women, Indigenous people and other under-represented workers who will be organized under a new Crown corporation — BC Infrastructure Benefits Inc.Premier John Horgan said Monday the framework will make it a priority to hire local workers and provide good wages for people building roads, bridges, transit and hospitals.However, independent contractors and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation say it’s really a sweetheart deal for unions that will force costs up for public infrastructure.Horgan said the framework will allow everyone to bid on the projects.“Our objective here is to make sure that we can, to the greatest extent possible, hire local contractors to make sure they hire local workers,” Horgan said. “I’m confident there will be no shortage of work.”The first two projects to be delivered under the plan will be the new $1.3-billion Pattullo Bridge and the four-lane expansion between Kamloops and the Alberta boundary on Highway 1.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation said it has deep concerns with the B.C. government’s new “union first” rule for taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects.Contracts for bridges, roads and hospitals should go to groups with the best bids, said Kris Sims, B.C. director of the federation.“It’s very troubling to see the NDP government creating a new Crown corporation just to hand out contracts to their favourite unions, all at taxpayers’ expense.”The Independent Contractors and Business Association said there are nearly $30 billion in government construction projects planned over the next three years and overpaying by creating a union monopoly will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.The government’s announcement was long on taxpayer costs and short on details, said Chris Gardner, president of the association.“Procurement should be open, fair and transparent, not a payoff for political favours.”Horgan said the framework is flexible, would maximize the number of quality bidders and ensure public projects are competitive.“This is a new way of doing business in British Columbia, the previous government delayed and slowed projects by putting obstacles in the way,” he told a news conference at the ironworkers training facility at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.Tom Sigurdson of the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council said the best news coming out of the announcement is for apprentices currently in the system.He said the province is facing a severe shortage of skilled labour with more workers leaving than are entering the workforce.“One of the reasons that we have a shortage, or incompletions in the apprenticeship system, is because apprentices are not given job opportunities,” he said. “This is going to allow for apprentices to be on publicly funded projects. It’s something we’ve been calling for for years.”Sigurdson said the agreement means the government will, essentially, be the employer.The Crown agency will work with winning contractors to hire trades and will do the payroll and all the paperwork.“We do have a number of contractors that do not play in the legitimate economy,” Sigurdson said. “In the construction industry there are a lot of workers who are in the underground economy and the contractors are very happy to pay them cash. That’s going to end.”— By Terri Theodore in Vancouverlast_img read more

Sri Lanka to get a distinct brand identity to attract more tourists

The Minister said the objective with this initiative is to give Sri Lanka a distinct brand identity which will help the country differentiate the island in the global competitive tourism landscape. Following the launch of the new brand identity of Sri Lanka, a global marketing campaign will be undertaken, for which the RFP process will be executed in the final quarter of 2018. We intend to launch this campaign at ITB in Berlin in March 2019, which is the largest annual tourism fair in the world. He said the strategic positioning of Sri Lanka as a destination was developed by a special committee who volunteered their time and professional acumen, with assistance from the governing bodies for Sri Lanka Tourism (SLTDA) and Tourism Promotion (SLTPB).At the invitation of the chairman of this committee, the team engaged the global advertising agencies with representation in Sri Lanka to contribute to the process.“The development of the strategy has been an inclusive process wherein we engaged the multinational agencies in the country and shared our perspectives with the two foremost bodies engaged with tourism – Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and the Tourist Hoteliers Association of Sri Lanka (THASL). I am confident that this collective and inclusive effort will help drive awareness of Sri Lanka as a destination and will be the fore-runner to help us achieve our ambition of surpassing 3 million visitors in 2019,” the Minister said. The launch event in London will comprise several activities including the engagement of the media as well as key leaders from the global travel industry. The activities in London will be graced by the Prime Minister, Tourism Minister and his team.“Sri Lanka has always focused on its diversity to attract visitors to the country. It’s this diversity that we intend to focus upon, strengthened by its authenticity driven by the rich heritage of our history, nature, culture and our people who smile from the heart that makes our island home a paradise for the visitor. We strongly believe that these factors are further supported by the compactness of this singular island, which gives us a competitive advantage. It makes us distinctive and different,” the Tourism Minister said. “The strategy for this important task has been unanimously approved by all relevant bodies governing tourism in Sri Lanka. At a recent meeting, the strategy was presented to the Prime Minister who endorsed it. It is hoped that the launch of Sri Lanka destination brand in November 2018 will be a critical driver to attract international visitors to the country,” the Minister said. A new country branding for Sri Lanka Tourism will be unveiled at the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London in November 2018, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said.He said that Sri Lanka is now in the process of selecting a global branding agency for this purpose. “It is my intention to launch this campaign in Sri Lanka prior to premiering it to the world at ITB in March 2019. I would very much like to have the participation, engagement and support of the entire nation to make our dream of making Sri Lanka the most desired destination for international visitors,” the Minister said.He said the Government is committed to ensuring that tourism will drive all sectors of society and the diverse sectors of commercial enterprise. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Commentary Fox Sports 1 rivals ESPN good for sports television

With last Saturday’s launch of Fox Sports 1 across American television sets, ESPN may soon find itself in a long bout in the ratings ring. The new network is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, and has been creating a buzz among sports fans and media outlets since news surfaced of its creation in March.Sports fans have long cried foul over ESPN’s exaggerated coverage of the biggest sports in the biggest markets.Sportscenter routinely shows long highlights of Miami Heat games at the beginning of its broadcast while holding off news of a big-name hockey trade until the program’s final minutes. When was the last time a Yankees and Red Sox weekend series didn’t end on Sunday Night Baseball? But who can blame them really? At the end of the day it’s a ratings game, and the biggest markets have the largest number of television sets in them.This presumed weakness is where I expect Fox Sports 1 to exploit ESPN: sweeping up ratings from large geographical areas that lack the country’s most popular athletes and teams.Take Fox Sports 1’s debut lineup for example. It featured seven hours of NASCAR coverage followed by five hours of UFC bouts. I highly doubt that many people in their New York City apartment tuned in for a minute of all that, but I know some parts of the country found themselves glued to the couch and their TV set for hours. The new network has deals to begin running select NASCAR events as early as 2015 and will have UFC events on Wednesday nights. They also maintain the rights to air certain soccer events including the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and CONCACAF Champions League.ESPN will probably see a slow fall from its monopoly over sports coverage, but this has been evident for some time. Some of its biggest names have jumped ship for other networks over the past year. Erin Andrews, Bill Raftery andCharissa Thompson all left “The Mothership” (as NBC Sports and radio personality Dan Patrick refers to his former employer) to join Fox’s crew.The crucible of this whole debate most likely lies within these networks’ ability to draw ratings in the 11 o’clock hour. Sportscenter has long been the common man’s go-to program at the end of the day for scores and highlights. Fox Sports 1 will air Fox Sports Live at 11 p.m. in an effort to steal viewers from Sportscenter, which has run nonstop in that time slot since its debut in 1979.One thing’s for certain, ESPN is not going to sit back and wait to see whether or not Fox Sports 1 is a legitimate threat. The network has already thrown its first punch back, announcing the return of former outspoken Sportscenter anchor Keith Olbermann. The journalist left ESPN under a cloud of controversy in 1997 after referring to the Bristol, Conn., as a “Godforsaken place” during an unauthorized appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”His show, titled “Olbermann,” will air Monday-Friday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2 beginning Aug. 26. ESPN is surely hoping the rarely polite, but always intriguing figure, is another piece of the puzzle in winning the 11 p.m. hour.If nothing else, the battle between these two juggernauts over the next few years will be just one more rivalry to keep track of for those like me, addicted to all things competition. read more

Taming of the Wildcats Scouting Northwestern football

Northwestern then-redshirt freshman quarterback Clayton Thorson (18) throws a pass in the first half of a game against Stanford at Ryan Field on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern won 16-6. Courtesy of TNSThe Ohio State football team walked into the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Sunday to dissect film on its last game — but it wasn’t business as usual. The Buckeyes had their first post-defeat film session of the 2016 season, after dropping a 24-21 contest at Penn State.A couple of late blunders by the special teams allowed the Nittany Lions to topple then-No. 2 OSU, but it was a culmination of big plays allowed and a lack of cohesiveness on the offensive side of the ball. Meyer said after the game that his team  was not “a very good team, right now.” As they move on to Northwestern on Saturday, the Buckeyes hope that the first home game in three weeks will rid the errors that plagued them in Happy Valley.“It’s not business as usual,” Meyer said. “If you lose a game, you accept it. That’s the message to our players. We work so hard so that doesn’t happen. It happened; move on. Get ready for a very good team coming in here.”The Northwestern Wildcats (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten), started the season at 1-3, but have won their last three games, including victories over Iowa and Michigan State. Wildcats’ coach Pat Fitzgerald has his team playing its best football coming into a matchup with a No. 6 OSU team fresh off of a loss.OffenseThe Wildcat attack begins and ends with junior running back Justin Jackson. He leads the Big Ten with the most carries (171), the most rushing yards (792) and rushing yards per game (113.1). He also ranks fifth in the conference in rushing touchdowns (6).Last week, OSU faced one of the conference’s top backs in Saquon Barkley, who ran well against the Buckeye defense. Barkley gained 99 yards on 12 carries (8.25 yard average), with two rushes more than 20 yards. Jackson provides the OSU defense with similar challenges, however he doesn’t have the size Barkley has. Standing at 5-foot-11, and weighing 193 pounds, Jackson is coming to Columbus having gained 453 yards on 88 carries and having scored three touchdowns in his past three games.“They got a great running back,” said junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan. “I think he leads the Big Ten in rushing yards. (He was) second last year to (Ezekiel Elliott) in the All-Big Ten.”Redshirt sophomore quarterback Clayton Thorson is in his second season as the starter for Fitzgerald and has shown significant improvement.Thorson has completed just 57.9 percent of his passes, but has thrown for 1,686 yards and 14 touchdowns, while running for three more scores. Like Jackson, Thorson is coming into Ohio Stadium playing his best football. He has thrown for three touchdowns in each of the past three games, which is a reason why Meyer said Northwestern is a thriving team.“That’s as improved a team as I’ve ever seen from beginning to now,” he said. “Three big wins, two on the road — Defining wins.”Redshirt defensive end Tyquan Lewis said on Monday that there’s a feeling inside the locker room, at least for the defense, that the team is ready to prove itself again on the field. Having the last game stand as an “L” on OSU’s schedule doesn’t sit well with Lewis or the team.“I feel more anxious to get out there,” Lewis said. “It’s not that big of a thing to me, to go to work. It’s more so getting over the feeling.”DefenseThe production of the passing game has been lacking during the past three weeks when compared with earlier games in the season. Against Northwestern, OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett might be going up against the perfect defense to assert himself through the air.The Wildcats rank dead last in the Big Ten — and 111th in the NCAA — in passing defense, allowing 282.4 passing yards per game. As a whole, the defense averages 414.1 yards allowed per game, ranking near the bottom of the Big Ten.To make things worse, just this week, four-year starter senior cornerback Matthew Harris retired due to concussions. He has been out since suffering a concussion in Week 2.However, a big reason Northwestern is respectable against the run is because of redshirt senior defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Circleville, Ohio, native has been terrorizing quarterbacks all season. He leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA with eight total sacks.Coming off of a game where the OSU offensive line allowed 11 tackles for loss and six sacks, this week may be just as tough as a task to give Barrett ample time to pass and create holes for redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and junior H-back Curtis Samuel.“There’s not a question of ability within our team at all,” said redshirt junior guard Billy Price. “We got very talented guys in our room. You got to focus in on what we have and continue to develop and execute higher.”BreakdownCoach Meyer and the Buckeyes hope to answer several questions that arose from the loss to now-No. 24 Penn State. The past two seasons, OSU has had great success following a loss, especially on offense. Against Northwestern on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the ‘Shoe, the Buckeyes should be able to re-establish their offense as one of the most potent in the conference.Last week, Samuel failed to get a touch in the first quarter and only ran the ball twice in the game. This week, there should be a higher emphasis on getting the ball to the team’s No. 1 playmaker.On the defensive side of the ball, the amount of big plays allowed last week overshadowed the defense giving up only 276 total yards. Going up against a more up-tempo offense might benefit OSU, which had success earlier in the year against that style of play.Barrett said that the team’s identity will be put to the test this week because they have a smaller room for error for the duration of the season.“We’re going to find out what we’re made of,” he said. “Everybody could be fine when we’re winning games … but as far as backs against the wall … that really shows your true colors.” read more

Ohio State mens hockey set to start freshman Logan Davis in goal

Junior forward Chad Niddery (19) fights for the puck during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFreshman goalie Logan Davis is expected to make his first collegiate start as the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team sets its sights on a two-game series against Canisius College.Originally third in the depth chart, Davis is set to take over the reins from fellow freshman Matt Tomkins, who won’t be in the lineup because of a lower-body injury he sustained in the first four minutes of OSU’S 6-1 win against Niagara Nov. 9. Tomkins’ playing status is day-to-day. Davis’ projected start also comes less than two weeks after Collin Olson, who was Tomkins’ backup, elected to leave the team to play junior hockey in the USHL.“At this point, I feel like I might’ve gotten over the nerves a little bit after getting that first game under my belt, but I’m still a little jittery,” Davis said.Coach Steve Rohlik attributed his team’s 4-1 and 6-1 victories against Niagara Friday and Saturday, respectively, to his defensive unit, and said he wants the team to carry the success over into the series with the Golden Griffins (2-5-0, 1-3-0).“You’re only as good as your D-zone. Our D-zone leads all of our offense,” Rohlik said. “We’re doing a decent job on the penalty kill now, and I think we’ve given up quite a few goals early in the year, so we’re trying to clean that part of it up, but everything starts in the D-zone. If we can shut down teams defensively and still put up three, four, five goals, then we’re doing something right.”Junior forward Chad Niddery said the Buckeyes have to continue to build on the momentum they’ve generated in the last few games.“We’re having upbeat practices, just making sure everybody’s still going hard and getting ready for the weekend. These teams are coming in, they’re fast. They work as hard as they can,” Niddery said. “We’ve got to match their work ethic, and we’ve got guys with a lot of skill, so as long as we show as much work ethic — and Logan (Davis) is there backing us up in the net — so we’ll definitely be on top of our game.”The series will conclude a seven-game homestand in which the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) have only lost once, a 3-1 decision against Minnesota Duluth Nov. 1. OSU is set to open up Big Ten play at Ann Arbor, Mich., against rival Michigan Nov. 29.The Buckeyes and Canisius are slated to face off Friday and Saturday at Schottenstein Center, with the puck set to drop at 7:05 p.m. for both games. read more

TBDPITL Episode 6 Is Indiana the Iowa of this year

Colin and Wyatt look back at Ohio State’s 27-26 road win over Penn State, and look forward to what Indiana may bring to Ohio Stadium this week, while seeing if the Hoosiers are the Iowa Hawkeyes of this season, who the Buckeyes lost to last year. They also go into the rise of Izzy Rodriguez for women’s soccer, the fall of men’s soccer, women’s hockey’s undefeated start and women’s volleyball’s struggles in the Big Ten.

Tom Daley records special message to fans on behalf of Team GB

first_imgHowever Daley didn’t go home empty-handed, as he claimed bronze with Dan Goodfellow in the synchronised 10m platform event. Tom Daley Tom DaleyCredit:@TomDaley1994 Flying home proud to be a part of @TeamGB . It may not have gone the way I hoped, but I’m ready for what’s next. pic.twitter.com/iPxRmZtKEj— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) August 22, 2016 Tom Daley’s bid for Olympic gold in Rio unravelled when he failed to qualify for the final of the 10m platform event.center_img Tom Daley’s Olympics might not have gone the way he hoped, but the diver still took the time to record a special message for Team GB supporters.Wearing his team kit, Daley addressed the camera: “I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the support over these Olympic Games. And I’m saying this on behalf of all Team GB too, because you’ve been absolutely amazing.” He was hoping to emulate swimmer Adam Peaty with gold, but exited the men’s 10 metres platform competition in the semi-final stage. His body would not do what his mind wanted it to, his coach said.Despite the setback, Daley vowed to be back in Tokyo. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Baudass infographic thoroughly explains dialup modem sounds

first_imgAllow me to take you back in time. It was the 1990s. The Internet (always with a capital “I”) was a brand new thing. When you decided to stop accepting all phone calls for 10 hours just so you could download the theme song to MacGyver, those were the days of the classic internet. And nothing is more symbolic of those old days than the sound of a dial-up modem making its way through the information superhighway.Anyone older than 25 knows the sound of a dial-up connection, even if you haven’t heard it for more than a decade. But only the truly inquisitive ever stopped and asked themselves exactly what those sounds meant. One such inquisitive individual is Oona Raisanen, who has created a truly one-of-a-kind infographic that demonstrates the different steps that a dial-up modem must take before it can connect to the World Wide Web.The image takes users through every process, including the actual process of dialing a modem phone number, the exchange that occurs when the modem confirms it is not talking to an actual human but rather a machine, and the handing off of information about the types of data that can be processed through the connection.Unfortunately, it’s really hard to put into text. The dial-up sounds cannot easily be translated into American English, but the graphic pinpoints every blip, every beep, every boop that occurs during the dial-up connection process.Of course, today, this is completely irrelevant and obsolete, but those who have a real penchant for nostalgic technology will truly appreciate finally being able to understand exactly what was going on back in the day. Moral of the story — yes, those sounds actually meant something in the real world. Believe it or not.Infographic (Dropbox), via Absorptions Bloglast_img read more

Quand le Soleil a rendezvous avec la Lune

first_imgQuand le Soleil a rendez-vous avec la LuneDeux à trois fois par an, le Solar Dynamics Observatory de la NASA observe la Lune alors qu’elle passe devant le Soleil, cachant ainsi une partie de l’astre. Un phénomène spatial qui donne l’occasion de capturer de superbes clichés.Les éclipses solaires, même partielles, font surement partie des phénomènes astronomiques les plus incroyables à observer et les engins de la NASA n’hésitent pas à nous le rappeler. Jeudi, l’agence spatiale américaine a ainsi dévoilé un remarquable cliché capturé par la sonde SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) qui scrute le Soleil dans les moindres détails depuis 2010. Cette image a été prise le 7 octobre 2010 alors que la Lune passait devant le Soleil, camouflant une partie de ce dernier.L’astre apparait sous la forme d’un gigantesque disque jaune d’or cerné par un aura lumineux. Sa moitié est cependant cachée par un tout aussi gigantesque disque gris-blanc, la Lune. Toutefois, comme on peut l’imaginer, ceci ne correspond pas exactement à ce qu’a vu la sonde ce jour-ci. En effet, cette image est en réalité un mélange de l’observation du SDO avec les données d’un autre engin, la sonde LRO pour Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Sur le cliché originel, la Lune apparaissait en fait sous la forme d’une ombre noire en forme de disque. Les scientifiques de la NASA ont ainsi eu l’idée de compléter cette vue en remplaçant l’ombre par la Lune telle qu’elle était réellement au même moment. C’est là qu’ils ont eu besoin du LRO. Un travail minutieuxPour commencer, les chercheurs ont relevé la position exacte et la date auxquelles l’image du Soleil éclipsé avait été prise. Puis les informations ont été rentrées dans un modèle issu du LRO qui est capable de produire la vue exacte de la Lune, depuis n’importe quelle position, à n’importe quel moment, en incorporant pas moins de 6 millions de mesures individuelles prises par l’un des instruments de la sonde. Le modèle devait alors prendre en compte de nombreux facteurs, pas seulement la distance du SDO et son angle de vue mais aussi la rotation de la Lune et son mouvement constant. Ernie Wright, travaillant sur le LRO, a ensuite utilisé un logiciel d’animation pour envelopper la vue obtenue autour d’une sphère pour simuler la Lune. Enfin, les deux vues ont été assemblées, fournissant un ensemble tout à fait crédible et plutôt impressionnant. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembre”Les montagnes et les vallées de l’horizon de l’image du LRO s’ajustent parfaitement dans les ombres vues par le SDO”, note la NASA dans un communiqué. “De sa propre manière, ceci a servi à calibrer les données. Cela signifie que les données du SDO sur cette position et à cette date est très précis et que les modèles du LRO, aussi, sont capables de fournir des images précises ce que qui se passe à un moment donné”, ajoute t-elle.”Et bien sur, l’exercice fournit une image magnifique”.    (crédits photo : NASA/SDO/LRO/GSFC) Le 14 juin 2013 à 17:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Report Apple Beats Out Android Platform Use by 59 Percent

first_imgIn a study based on data from comScore MobiLens service, results showed that there are 37.9 million Apple iOS users; a number 59 percent greater than Android users, who totaled 23.8 million. comScore counted use of iPhones, iPad and iPod Touches for the Apple category in the study. The study also showed the choice of smartphone brand and iPad owner relationship. Apple currently holds 25.2 percent of the smartphone market, and 27.3 percent of iPad users are also iPhone owners. RIM currently dominates the smartphone market, claiming 28.9 percent of smartphone owners. 17.5 percent of the iPad user group is made up of RIM smartphone devotees.27 percent of iPad users fall in 25-34 year old age range. The 35-44 year old age range was the second largest group of users, claiming 20.3 percent of the iPad market. Apple unveiled the iPad 2 on March 2; the tablet began shipping on March 11. There is still a two to three week on shipments of the tablet for new orders from many distributors. RIM is hoping to take a piece of the tablet market with their new tablet, the PlayBook, which went on sale officially today in the U.S. and Canada. The PlayBook is designed to tether to RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone. The PlayBook is priced competitively, with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB models set at $499, $599 and $699. What we want to do—and it’s been hard, especially with Apple since they haven’t been too transparent—is make this a front-end experience for the subscriber that’s device-agnostic. We want to engage the subscriber, get their name and address, put them in a database and then send out files to whatever device they prefer.” Publishers may be gravitating to the more-publisher friendly Android market (to Google One Source and the like), but Apple still dominates the device market. As Bonnier consumer marketing director Bob Cohn said when explaining Popular Science’s presence in Apple and Droid markets, “Apple right now has the largest market share in tablet usage. Six months from now, Android and the whole Google platform may grow or it may not, or Apple and Google may split the market up. last_img read more

Tiger cub dies in Bandhavgarh

first_imgUmaria (MP) : A tiger cub which had been abandoned by its mother died at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Saturday. The cub, around five months old, was being treated in an enclosure inside the reserve after it was found. It died Friday evening, BTR director Vincent Rahim said. “The cub had been abandoned by tigress T-5. A patrolling party found it alone and starving on August 11 in Magdhi range,” he said. “We put it in enclosure. Our vet Dr Nitin Gupta and we tried our best but could not save it,” Rahim added.last_img

BSF picks up Bangladeshi from Burimari border

first_imgPhoto: UNBIndian Border Security Force members picked up a Bangladeshi national from Muglibari area along Burimari border in Patgram upazila early Monday, reports UNB.The victim is Mofazzal Hossain, 33, son of late Abdul Hanif of Muglibari area in the upazila.Contacted, Rangpur-61 Border Guard Battalion (BGB) acting camp commander major Syed Moniruzzaman said according to primary information, some cattle traders, numbering 10 to 12, from both countries gathered near the area of sub-pillar No. 2 of main border pillar No. 841 around 4:30am.A patrol team of BSF chased them and picked up Mofazzal from the area.BGB sent a letter to the BSF seeking a flag meeting over the issue. But no reply is yet to receive, he added.last_img

8 burnt as bus catches fire in city

first_imgEight people suffer burn injuries as a fire breaks out in a bus in the city on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Photo: UNBAt least eight people suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out in a bus in the city’s Dhanmondi-27 area on Wednesday afternoon, reports UNB.Mizanur Rahman, duty officer of fire service control room, said that the bus caught fire from a leaked gas line in front of Sunrise Plaza around 3:35am and also speared to a pick-up van.Eight people, including several passengers, sustain burn injuries.Two fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the fire.Among the injured, two were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.last_img

Of Course Your Name Is Getting A LiveAction Remake

first_img Apparently zero lessons were learned with the latest anime to live-action film adaptation of Death Note, because another beloved anime (this time a really fantastic anime that’s already a movie) is being given the live-action treatment.The film Your Name is coming to the big screen, the highest-grossing anime film of all time, and it’s being adapted by J.J. Abrams’ Hollywood studio. The project, helmed by Paramount Pictures and bad Robot, is being spearheaded by J.J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber, and producer Genki Kawamura.Kawamura is excited about the project: “The meetings so far have been creatively stimulating with fantastic ideas that no doubt will make for a great movie,” Kawamura says in a statement. “I am greatly honored to work with these incredible creators in bringing to audiences the Hollywood live-action version of Your Name.”AdChoices广告It could end up being a decent idea, but it’s understandable if fans are less than thrilled about seeing Your Name being adapted to another Hollywood “blockbuster.” especially when so many needless liberties are taken here and there with stories, casting, and the overarching narrative. It should also be pointed out that the movie has barely had time to marinate in North America, with the Blu-ray and home video release still to come this year.Plus, it seems like another director might want to be tapped for projects like these, given the fact that Abrams has his hands in so many different franchises. Not only did he work on Star Trek, but now he’s got Star Wars coming up too. Adding yet another title to that list makes me a little concerned that there isn’t enough time to really make a unique vision out of Your Name, which it does absolutely deserve.  I’m hard-pressed to think of an American adaptation of a Japanese anime that actually lived up to the original, but hopefully this one will at the least come close.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting…Casio G-SHOCK Unveils ‘Akira’-Inspired ‘Neo Tokyo̵… last_img read more

Air Transats new Chefs Menu takes flight

first_img Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Air Transat TORONTO — Our taste buds are 30% less effective at high altitudes. So Chef Daniel Vézina had his work cut out for him when putting together dishes and menus fit for foodies for Air Transat’s Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina series.The tasty new lineup, launching onboard Air Transat aircraft starting Dec. 1, includes everything from Pulled Beef Shepherd’s Pie and Braised Beef Bourguignon for meat lovers to Cheese and Tomato Orzo Risotto, White Bean and Quinoa Bowl and Salmon Fillet with Asian Noodles. There’s even Turkey with Cranberry Sauce perfumed with Truffles.All were served up with style at yesterday’s Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina event that brought together trade and consumer media, travel agents and even members of Air Transat’s cabin crew.This is the second series of dishes and menus that Vézina, a celebrated chef with restaurants in Quebec (‘Laurie Raphaël’ in both Montreal and Quebec City), has created for Air Transat. The airline says the feedback from passengers since launching this new offering last spring “has been extremely positive”.Cheese & tomato orzo risottoPulled beef shepherd’s pieSalmon fillet with Asian noodlesTurkey with cranberry sauce and butternut squash risottoWhite bean and quinoa bowlBraised beef bourguignonThe Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina is served complimentary to all Club Class passengers. In Economy Class, meals and their accompaniments are available for $15 for breakfast and $25 for dinner. Each meal will be served with a cheese plate, dessert and a glass of wine.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthDenise Heffron, VP National Sales & Commercial for Transat Tours Canada, says Economy Class passengers would be well-advised to pre-order from the menu before their flight, given their popularity.“This is about improving the culinary experience in the plance,” said Chef Vézina. “We have a desire to make sure the customer eats well. And we will make every effort to make sure your meals onboard are memorable.”Dave Bourdages, VP, Inflight Service & Commissary for Air Transat, who hosted yesterday’s event along with Chef Vézina, Heffron and other members of the Transat team, summed it up: “There’s no reason to have bad airplane food anymore. We embarked on a journey to find a great chef … and we wanted to bring this dining experience to the flying public.”The two breakfast options are a Spinach and Basil Omelette, and Square Crepes with Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon. The breakfast options are a new addition for this season. Both are served with a plain croissant, yogourt, orange juice and coffee.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaAll the new meals can be pre-ordered effective immediately by calling 1-877-TRANSAT or at the Air Transat website as of Oct. 1.center_img Air Transat’s new Chef’s Menu takes flight Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Sydney awaits new events facility

first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. The Glebe Island facility will open in February 2014. The purpose-built, hard-walled facility will host exhibitions in Sydney for the next three years, while the city awaits the development of the new International Convention Centre Sydney and ICC Exhibition at Darling Harbour. Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will handle the new facility’s branding and marketing, while managing the consumer awareness campaign and new website until operators AEG Ogden take over at the end of 2013. “Within a few months, Glebe Island will be transformed into a wonderful facility that will come to life with a full calendar of events and exhibitions,” Sydney Exhibition Centre Glebe Island general manager Malu Barrios said.center_img Sydney’s Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island is expected to open in February 2014, with a full calendar of summer events planned. Glebe Island will be regularly serviced by a free special events ferry from Darling Harbour and shuttle buses from Central Station. Construction at Glebe Island will take place over the next four to five months, with the new facility due to open in February of next year.last_img read more

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