Samsung still has time to correct its foldable dream

first_imgNew Delhi: Just when the industry through innovation in the smartphone business had hit stagnation, Samsung wowed us with its first foldable device “Galaxy Fold,” worth a whopping $2,000. A super-premium phone that took almost a decade in the making and opens like a book when unfolded, shouted everything next-generation. However, the expectations took a beating when reports of the Galaxy Fold issues surfaced. The units given to international tech reviewers encountered display distortion and screen flickering issues, forcing the South Korean giant to postpone its launch in Hong Kong and Shanghai on April 23 and 24 respectively, and issue a recall of review units. The big question lingers: Will the “Foldgate” make a dent in Samsung’s image like the Galaxy Note 7 with exploding batteries did in 2016? According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), the smartphone major has been mature and pragmatic enough by postponing its launch and sorting out all the issues before its general availiability. “All said, for Samsung, there is no race for first past the post with its foldable smartphone. It is more imperative for the company to focus on not delivering a flawed product, but rather ensuring highest consumer experience when the device goes on sales,” Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, told IANS. Defending its devices just days before its roll-out, a Samsung spokesperson assured that the firm would “thoroughly inspect” the units. According to market research firm Gartner, foldable phones would make up 5 per cent of high-end phones sales by 2023 with around 30 million units. According to Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Principal Analyst of market research firm techARC, from a technology-rich company like Samsung, “one would expect things out only after reliability of desired levels are achieved”. The Galaxy Fold is expected to be priced around Rs 1,40,790 in India. “Nevertheless, the lab and real-world conditions play differently. I don’t see it as a big issue as the product has not exchanged hands with consumers yet. They have time to correct this aberration,” Kawoosa told IANS. Some units of the Galaxy Fold, which became the first phone with a foldable OLED display, is encountering two primary issues: the foldable screen seems to have a layer of protective layer that is similar to a cheap screen film. Several units reportedly failed after the layer was taken off. Few other screens failed because the hinge exposed areas which allowed debris to get inside of the display, thus, damaging the unit. “We expect that users will use a foldable phone as they do their regular smartphone, picking it up hundreds of times a day, unfolding it sporadically and typing on its plastic screen, which may scratch quickly depending on the way it folds,” Roberta Cozza, Research Director at Gartner had earlier said. However, according to market research firm techARC, this is primarily a material issue than a design. “I think till the time it’s a plastic-based screen, the chances of such mishaps remain high. I would certainly like to see a glass display, that too from credible makers like Corning, to have a reliable foldable screen,” stressed Kawoosa. Moreover, there’s no denying that the second-generation of foldable devices would be better that the experimental and ambitious first generation iterations. “The first generation of an innovation is always experimental, and which over successive iterations achieves perfection. Let’s’face it. The Galaxy Fold was just a mistake in timing. It does not take away anything from its manufacturing capabilities,” Ram noted.last_img read more

UNESCO chief speaks out against killing of Pakistani reporter

Ejazul Haq was killed on 28 May in the city of Lahore while reporting through his mobile telephone at the scene of one of the incidents, with television reporters hearing both the shots that killed him and his last words.Dozens of members of the Ahmadiyyah community were also killed in the twin attacks during Friday prayers on two mosques when gunmen armed with grenades attacked two mosques.“It is tragic that [Mr. Haq] paid with his life for his professional dedication,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).She voiced hope that Pakistani authorities enhance the safety of media professionals, “who are being made to pay an unacceptably heavy sacrifice to the fundamental human right of freedom of speech and to our right to be informed of events that concern us.”In the wake of the attacks, which were also condemned by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN human rights experts called on the Pakistani Government to take every step to ensure the safety of religious minorities, noting that numerous early warning signs had not been properly heeded. “Members of [the Ahmadi] community have faced continuous threats, discrimination and violent attacks in Pakistan,” the experts said in a joint statement.In Pakistan and elsewhere, Ahmadis have been declared non-Muslims by authorities in the past and have been subject to a number of undue restrictions and in many instances institutionalized discrimination. This emboldens some opinion-makers who wish to fuel hatred and perpetrators of attacks against religious minorities, the experts said. “There is a real risk that similar violence might happen again unless advocacy of religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence is adequately addressed,” stressed the experts, who comprise the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Asma Jahangir, the Independent Expert on minority issues Gay McDougall and the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Philip Alston. 9 June 2010The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the killing of a television journalist in Pakistan, who was shot while covering attacks on the religious Ahmadi community. read more

Modi says India is fully committed to assist Sri Lanka

“Cementing cooperation with a valued neighbour and close friend. President @MaithripalaS and PM @narendramodi meet on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, during a briefing, said Prime Minister Modi met President Sirisena and the two leaders reviewed a development cooperation that the two countries are undertaking together. “Delighted to meet President @MaithripalaS. We had extensive deliberations on various aspects of India-Sri Lanka friendship,” Modi tweeted. The two leaders met in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on the sidelines of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit which is being held from August 30-31. “A number of projects that we are doing in Sri Lanka was discussed and the prime minister reiterated that India is fully committed to ensuring that we will assist Sri Lanka in any way that it desires in taking these projects forward.“We would like to see the development of Sri Lanka as something to which India has contributed which is of mutual benefit to the region,” he said.The BIMSTEC is a regional grouping comprising Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. The grouping accounts for 22 per cent of the global population. (Colombo Gazette) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he had “extensive deliberations” on various aspects of India-Sri Lanka ties during a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena in Nepal, and expressed willingness to assist the country in any way that it desires, Outlook India reported.Prime Minister Modi had a positive exchange of views with Sri Lankan President Sirisena on strengthening development cooperation and other areas of bilateral ties, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet. read more

Siemens earnings slip on lower demand from auto industry

FRANKFURT — Industrial equipment and technology company Siemens says net profit slipped 6% in the company’s most recent quarter as weaker demand for factory automation from the auto and machine-building sectors hit profits.The company said Thursday that net profit eased to 1.134 billion euros ($1.252 billion) in the April-June quarter, the company’s fiscal third, from the year-earlier period. Revenue rose 4% to 21.27 billion euros.The company’s order backlog — a key determiner of future earnings — hit a record high of 144 billion euros led by sharp growth in the company’s renewable energy business, which took in two orders for offshore wind farms in Taiwan totalling 2.3 billion euros, and by a 1.2 billion euro order for high-speed trains and maintenance in Russia.The Associated Press read more

IOC President Bach lavishes praise on suspended Sheikh Ahmad

TOKYO — Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, who has stepped away temporarily from the presidency of an Olympic umbrella group to fight a criminal court case in Switzerland, was praised by IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday.“We have said, first of all, that we respect the decision he took under his own will and we recognize that this decision, his decision, was taken in the interests of all of us,” Bach told 1,400 delegates of the Association of National Olympic Committees.The Kuwaiti sheikh last week also suspended himself from his 26-year membership in the International Olympic Committee in order to fight the corruption case.He has said he’s innocent and says the case is “politically motivated.”ANOC senior vice-president Robin Mitchell will serve as the acting president. Mitchell said he had no idea how long that would be for.Sheikh Ahmad is accused by Geneva public prosecutors of forgery in an alleged faked arbitration case involving four others.“We hope we can see him back here very soon after his case is solved,” Bach told delegates, who applauded warmly.Many credit Sheikh Ahmad with swinging votes to get Bach elected in 2013.Bach also lectured the delegates about the need for good governance: “Maybe you don’t want to hear it anymore. But I will not get tired of repeating it with regard to good governance: What affects one of us affects all of us.”The IOC has been hit with embarrassing corruption cases. Sheikh Ahmad is the third IOC member recently to be suspended — or self-suspended. A fourth, honorary member Carlos Nuzman who headed the 2016 Olympics, is also suspended.___More AP sports: and Wade, The Associated Press read more

Kawhi Leonard Is The Terminator

Even though they held a one-point lead with just more than a minute left in Game 4, Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors found themselves with their backs against the wall on Sunday in Philadelphia.The Sixers and their raucous home crowd at Wells Fargo Center could almost taste a victory, one that would have given them an enormous 3-1 series advantage over Toronto heading into Game 5. And they would be accomplishing that despite getting a poor scoring effort from Joel Embiid, who was under the weather for the second time during the series.But as the clock ticked down to that final minute, Leonard, who’d gotten almost everything he’d wanted Sunday, had other plans. He used a screen from teammate Marc Gasol, and four dribbles to his right, but both of Philly’s pick-and-roll defenders — Embiid and Ben Simmons — opted to follow Leonard to the right wing. Where another player might have passed the ball, Kawhi chose to elevate, lofting a rainbow 3-pointer over the outstretched left arm of the 7-foot-2 Embiid.Aside from all but assuring that Toronto would knot the best-of-seven series at two games apiece, the shot punctuated yet another virtuoso performance by Leonard, who logged 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting and 14 rebounds, and is so far having one of the most efficient postseason runs we’ve ever seen from an NBA player, let alone a wing player specifically.In this series against Philly, Leonard is somehow averaging 38 points on 62 percent shooting, with a perfect-looking shot chart. He’s drained an unthinkable 21 of his 24 uncontested shot attempts through the four games, including hitting 6-for-6 on Sunday.Leonard did all this while continuing to have an impact on the defensive end, where he held Simmons in check during the first half before sliding over during the third period and heavily limiting swingman Jimmy Butler, who had scored efficiently up until that switch occurred.Leonard wasn’t solely responsible for Toronto’s win Sunday. Gasol — who’d been held to eight points or fewer in Games 1-3 — was more aggressive and finished with 16 in Game 4. Similarly, Kyle Lowry looked for his shot early and finished with 14 points after having just seven in Game 3. Danny Green was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line. All of these contributions were helpful in light of Pascal Siakam, arguably Toronto’s second-best player, shooting 2-of-10 from the floor while playing through a calf injury, and Serge Ibaka being the only Raptor to score off the bench.But make no mistake: Kawhi has played as if he were content to do this all by himself if need be. And in many ways, that spectacle is still noteworthy considering how far a cry it is from what Leonard was earlier in his career, before he became a clear-cut franchise player.During this postseason, just 33 percent of Leonard’s baskets have been assisted, according to NBA Advanced Stats, while the other two-thirds have been self-created. Snapshots over time illustrate how that’s flipped almost entirely, as he’s become more of a 1-on-1 player. During the 2012-13 regular season, for instance, 65 percent of Kawhi’s makes were assisted. That share of assisted baskets dropped to 54 percent during 2014-15, and to just under 48 percent in 2016-17 before dwindling to just a third during these playoffs.The question to raise here, of course, is whether it’s possible for Leonard to keep this up. He can’t keep shooting 70 percent from midrange when he was a 46-percent shooter from there during the regular season, right?On some level, the answer to that may depend on whether the Sixers are willing to be more aggressive about forcing the ball out of Leonard’s hands. We’ve written before about what makes Leonard so different from the other stars in the NBA (aside from how mysteriously quiet he seems to be): He does just about everything at an above-average level, while defending and scoring better than almost anyone. But if there’s one area to test, it’s his playmaking, which generally pales in comparison to LeBron James’s or even Kevin Durant’s. (Both contemporaries regularly enjoy 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratios, while Leonard has yet to post such a season.) Leonard, who had five assists and seven turnovers Sunday, has closer to a 1-to-1 ratio this postseason, with 31 assists and 29 turnovers so far.Going one level deeper, Kawhi was the NBA’s least efficient wing player1Among the 60 players who faced at least 25 traps and blitzes. this past regular season when opposing defenses either blitzed or trapped him in pick-and-rolls, with the Raptors scoring just 0.46 points per chance in such situations, according to data from Second Spectrum.So while Philadelphia hasn’t been able to stop The Terminator-like Kawhi yet, the Sixers at least have something they can try in hopes of slowing him down as the series moves back to Toronto. read more

1 dead 2 critical after car turns turtle

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDriver in Liliendaal accident succumbsSeptember 30, 2018In “Crime”Berbice man killed in early morning accident, friend criticalJuly 7, 2019In “Crime”1 dead, 2 injured after car slams into utility post in BerbiceMarch 14, 2017In “latest news” A Georgetown resident was in the wee hours of Friday killed after the car in which he was travelling slammed into a utility pole at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. Two others are reportedly in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The dead man has been identified as 25-year-old Isaiah Corlette of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. One of the injured persons was identified as Mikhail Punch.The identity of the other person was not immediately available.<<>> understands that the man and his friends were seen partying at Plaisance Line Top, East Coast Demerara prior to the accident.It is believed that the occupants of the vehicle was on their way home when the driver lost control of the vehicle thus causing it to topple several time before slamming into a utility pole.The occupants of the car were reportedly flung out while the car was in motion. The now dead man reportedly landed on the roadway and sustained severe injuries.He and the others were picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The two others were admitted and are listed as critical. read more

Abortion protesters gather outside Justice Ministers home

first_imgTHE JUSTICE MINISTER Alan Shatter was met by a group of demonstrators protesting against abortion outside his home today.A spokesperson for the minister said that between 20–25 protesters gathered outside his house at approximately 8.30 am and dispersed shortly the minister he left for the European Council on Defence 2013 Seminar in Dublin CastleThe protesters were holding banners bearing anti-abortion messages and some had graphic images, the spokesperson said.Today, the Oireactas Committee on Health is beginning round two of its public hearings on the government’s proposed new legislation on abortion, following its publication of the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.Follow the’s live blog on the proceedings throughout the day.last_img

ADN des gènes observés en temps réel à lintérieur de la cellule

first_imgADN : des gènes observés en temps réel à l’intérieur de la celluleUne équipe de l’Inserm vient de développer une méthode permettant d’observer in vivo l’organisation et les mouvements du génome dans le temps et l’espace. Grâce à cette découverte, il devient possible de mieux comprendre les processus qui régulent les gènes.Dans l’ADN, qui contient tout le patrimoine génétique des êtres vivants, certaines régions sont particulièrement mobiles. Ce sont elles qui participent au contrôle de l’expression génétique en modifiant leur configuration spatiale, notamment au cours de la division cellulaire. Pour mieux comprendre cette dynamique de la position du génome au sein du noyau et de façon générale le génome et l’expression de ses gènes, une équipe de l’Inserm a mené une étude inédite.L’équipe de Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, directrice de recherche Inserm, à l’Institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire a utilisé des protéines de liaison à l’ADN artificielles (TALE). Grâce à elles, les scientifiques ont pu marquer une séquence du génome et observer ses mouvements in vivo. Pour cela, ils ont utilisé une protéine fluorescente verte, la mCLOVER qu’ils ont réussi à fusionner avec la protéine TALE.De l’ADN suivi en temps réel Ainsi liées, les deux protéines ont permis d’observer à l’intérieur même du noyau de la cellule vivante, la localisation de séquences d’ADN spécifiques. Grâce à la méthode appelée TGV (TALE mediated Genome Vizualisation), les chercheurs ont pu suivre en détail et en temps réel l’ADN cible marqué. Mieux encore : sachant que toutes les cellules de l’organisme contiennent deux lots de chromosomes, un venant du père et un venant de la mère, les chercheur sont réussi à suivre chaque lot.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous avons marqué spécifiquement les chromosomes provenant du père ou de la mère, et avec la technologie TGV et avons suivi leur localisation au fil des différentes divisions cellulaires”, explique Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, principale auteur de l’étude cité dans un communiqué du CNRS. Un nouvel aperçu du génome et sa dynamique “Nos observations ouvrent d’importantes perspectives pour répondre à des questions dans des champs de recherches variés tels que le cycle cellulaire et les dynamiques de l’ADN, l’étude approfondie de l’expression des gènes parentaux, notamment pour découvrir s’ils se comportent et sont exprimés de la même façon ou non”, a t-elle conclu.(crédits photo : Yusuke Miyanari) Le 13 octobre 2013 à 13:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Apple puts user privacy first through new ad campaign in India

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:46Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Researcher finds way to hack iPhone X face ID Privacy and protection of user data have been one of the major concerns of the government in this fast processing internet world. Apple Inc. has taken its second initiative to promote user privacy and protection, globally on all iPhone variants, through outdoor media, television commercials, and social media.The campaign scheduled to start in India on July 28 will point out Apple’s longstanding focus on the privacy of its consumer data and iPhones. The campaign is designed to inform Apple users that they can have smart devices and compelling services without compromising privacy.According to The Economic Times, the privacy campaign will be promoted through different verticals across out of home platforms like Bengaluru, Gurugram and Mumbai. The Cupertino-headquartered company will convey their campaign through a privacy feature film on YouTube, a person familiar with the campaign details was quoted as saying by ET. iPhone to improve data privacyMozilla blogApple took towards the growing issues of insecure user data and its monetisation by organisations, apps and social media platforms. The company boasts that iDevices have the most secure operating systems that do not allow phone recording through any additional app nor does it allow the third-party apps to have access to messages.With the privacy of data becoming the centre point of discussion between governments, Apple is trying to build devices that do not allow data stalking. The company is focusing on allowing its users control their own data by introducing features like compulsory verification through Apple ID to open a device, Just Once feature limiting the user with their location search till they wish and by reducing the number of applications that do not meet the company norms on security and privacy. Apple Inc. logoReutersWith recent news releases about the online trackers lining up about 100 third party applications including the Ad-blocks, Facebook, Google browser, and Mozilla; Apple has plans to block cookies from websites to block the data scavenging by the machine learning technology embedded in the virtual links.The campaign comes as the first initiative from a global tech company at the time when the government is struggling with its Data Protection Bill passed for the first time to secure the database of India. The bill focuses on localisation of personal data in India.The Data Protection Bill regulates the processing of personal data of individuals by government and private entities incorporated in India and abroad. The Bill allows exemptions for certain kinds of data processing, such as processing in the interest of national security, for legal proceedings, or for journalistic purposes. The Bill requires that a serving copy of personal data be stored within the territory of India. Certain critical personal data must be stored solely within the country.center_img Closelast_img read more

Massive Iceberg Breaks Free In Antarctica

first_imgJohn Sonntag/NASAA NASA scientist with project IceBridge took this photo of the crack in November.A massive iceberg the size of Delaware has broken free from Antarctica and is floating in the sea.Earlier today, scientists announced that the 6,000-square-kilometer iceberg had come loose, after satellites detected it had calved off the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.“Put any adjective you like on it: a corker, a whopper — it’s a really large iceberg,” says Anna Hogg, a researcher with the UK’s Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds.“There have been some this big before,” says Adrian Luckman, a glaciologist at Swansea University in the U.K. who leads a project to track changes in the ice shelf. But he adds, the roughly trillion-metric-ton iceberg is unusual. “This is certainly in the top 10, maybe possibly in the top five.”Scientists had anticipated the break-up since a massive crack first opened up in the Larsen C ice shelf back in 2014. The crack grew rapidly, and by the end of last week, a roughly 3-mile sliver of ice was all that connected the iceberg to the shelf.Hogg says that the break-up, while astounding in size, will not have an effect on global sea levels. That’s because this chunk of ice was already floating on water when it broke off. “This is the same as if you’ve got an ice cube in your gin and tonic,” she says. “When the ice cube melts, it doesn’t raise the volume of water in that glass.”A. Hogg/CPOM/ESAThe iceberg had been hanging on by a thread (right) until this week. Today new images (left) showed that it had finally calved into the sea.But the consequences of the break-off could be significant. The larger Larsen C ice shelf is itself holding back a large volume of “grounded ice.” If the entire ice shelf breaks apart, that grounded ice could flow into the ocean, changing sea-levels, Hogg says.John Sonntag/NASAA photo of the crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf in November.Luckman, however, says there’s no need for panic: The break-up of the ice shelf, if it happens at all, will take years or even decades. Even then it’s unclear how much ice would flow into the sea.Nor is it clear whether climate change is behind this break-up. Although climate change has been responsible for melting in other parts of Antarctica, such as the Pine Island Glacier, researchers believe the story on the Antarctic Peninsula is more complicated. “Icebergs are calving all the time in Antarctica, and really that forms part of the natural life cycle of any ice shelf,” Hogg says.Researchers will have to continue their studies to find out whether Larsen C is being affected by climate change.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Houston Leads Country In Small Business Optimism Survey Finds

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:50 Two-thirds of small business owners in Houston believe the local economy will improve this year, compared to half of entrepreneurs nationwide, according to a survey by Bank of America.The survey also found that small business owners in Houston are more optimistic in a number of other categories, including revenue, hiring and business expansion.Houston has led the country in small business outlook for some years, Joseph Hamidi, small business market manager at Bank of America, told News 88.7. He attributes it to the increased diversification of the local economy, which used to be much more reliant on oil and gas.“The growth in that diversity here has allowed us to become not only stable, but thrive in times where national diversity or national industry dips,” Hamidi said.Houston’s numbers fell compared to when the survey was done last fall. Then, three-fourths of business owners expected the Houston economy to improve.But Hamidi said he isn’t concerned about that because confidence usually slips from fall to spring.“We also seemed to have some drops due to the government shutdown at the very beginning of the year, so it was expected,” he said. “But the fact that we’re still above the national average and we’re continuing to see this number grow is definitely a positive trend.”The survey also found two-thirds of small business owners in Houston are concerned about the current political environment.Hamidi said it was the first time the survey listed that as an option.“Normally we’ve seen tax changes and/or healthcare, healthcare has consistently been No. 1,” he said, calling the new result “eye-opening.”Fifty-five percent of small business owners in Houston said the new tax code has had an impact on their business, of those 36% said it has been positive – down from 46% who anticipated a positive impact a year ago.Houston’s small businesses are also preparing for the next natural disaster — 70% said they have a plan to keep business going in case of a flood, fire or other disaster.“Converting things from paper to digital and having backup and having things set in other places as well as having a continuity plan and a contact plan for all associates to make sure that they know what’s going on, when it’s going on and how things are going to be moving forward in case of a natural disaster,” Hamidi said.Thirty percent reported being concerned about climate change affecting their business.View the full Bank of America Spring 2019 Small Business Owner Report:View Fullscreen center_img Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaMost business owners in Houston believe the local economy will improve this year. Share Xlast_img read more

Vancouver From ski slopes to gay bars in under 40 minutes

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- So beautiful, its best known as the popular location for blockbusters like Fifty Shades of Grey and Fantastic Four.But, it’s also a city with a thriving LGBTI scene; From twink haven Junction, bear playground Pumpjack and LBQ events Hershe.This year the city is also embracing 2018 as it’s year of queer, to mark 40 years of pride in Vancouver.So even if you just have 24 hours to stop over in the city, like GSN had, before you head off to other areas of British Columbia, The Yukon or  even over the border to Seattle – this is what you must see:Drag queen parades with onlooking crowd at Vancouver Pride 2012 | Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Michael SongStanley ParkThis city park boasts a stunning landscape everywhere you go.But if you have the time, you must get lost among the historic and beautiful 50 meters high Douglas Firs in the city park.If you want to find a queer angle for your exploration, take the Talaysay Talking Trees tour.Not only will you get to see the park in its full glory, on our tour, First Nations guide Cadence Campo told stories about the trees, wildlife and the First Nation’s harmonious ways of living.Stanley Park Totem Pole | Photo: Tourism Vancouver/ Nelson MouellicMake sure to ask for the story of the two warring tribes whose leaders young leaders fell in love and brought peace, after hundreds of years of fighting.Of course, like all countries, the First Nations has an up and down relationship to LGBTI rights.Many Tribes view love as something that happens between two-spirits, rather than any related to gender binaries, but this is far from ubiquitous.Nonetheless, the First Nations culture is about embracing otherness and celebrating it. Something that will feed your sense of queer belonging whilst in Vancouver.Or if you ask anyone in town what to do with just one afternoon in the city? Hire some bikes and ride around the coastal edge of this stunning park.The cycle path follows the seawall around Stanley Park | Photo: Tourism Vancouver/ Clayton PerryCapilano Suspension BridgeIt’s one of the most popular tourist attractions, and if you combine it with a trip up Grouse mountain, it makes for a fantastic addition to a whistlestop tour of Vancouver.First built in 1888, the bridge spans 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) over the Capilano Canyon, with the Capilano River running below.One of the busiest Instagram hotspots in the city, the views are stunning.If you make it over the bridge, which gets a tad wobbly when busy, you’ll find a quaint park with treetop walks. Visit at night and you’ll find a romantically lit up set of paths to get lost in.Capilano Suspension Bridge | Photo: Jamie Wareham / Gay Star NewsGrouse MountainWhether you head up the mountain to hit the slopes, or just to catch the breathtaking views – no trip to Vancouver is complete without making it to Grouse.Depending on the time of year, if the Ski slopes aren’t in operation you can chase adventure on zip lines, paragliding or just grab a drink at the bar.But if you are really looking for a high altitude thrill? Try catch the ‘world famous’ Lumberjack Show complete with their crew of champion ax-wielding performers.For some cute aggression, go see the celebrity status bears in the Grizzly Wildlife Refuge, Coola, and Grinder.We checked that notorious app while we were at the top of the mountain, Grinder the grizzly isn’t available for hookups. Shame. – Grouse Mountain | Photo: Jamie Wareham / Gay Star NewsYour guide to everything LGBTI in VancouverWith just 24 hours in Vancouver, GSN didn’t have time to hit all the bars. But fortunately our Concierge at The DOUGLAS, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, Robert Mackie told us the best bars to go to.‘My favorite is XY Bar. It has a beautiful décor, great stage setup with plenty of seating and standing room to view entertainment.’Drag act Misty Meadows enjoying the garden at XY Bar before ‘Moist Mondays’ | Photo: @XYyvr InstagramMacKie says its the best place to go for a drag show, or to hit up the ‘twink’ scene: eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) It’s fairly unique to be just 40 minutes away from a vibrant city life – to a stunning Ski resort with views over the city. Especially one with as many LGBTI bars and attractions as Vancouver has.Sat on the west coast in British Columbia, Canada – Vancouver is surrounded by mountains. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Canadian rainbow crosswalk vandalized just one day after it was painted ‘The shows are wide and varied, plus the staff and regulars provide a great sense of community.But you can also soak up drag at The Junction, also the best place to go if you want to dance. The local advice is to go early to get your stamp and then come back later to skip the queues.For more drag, you can try the monthly event ‘Man Up’ which has both drag queens and kings.Celebrities is another popular spot to find ‘many budding gay twinks at.’The Bear Bar bar in town is The Pumpjack. Its leather and fur crowd has been growing so much the bar’s popularity has led to a recent expansion at the venue.Revelers at Pumpjack’s Apocalypse night | Photo: Pumpjack Pub FacebookDavie Street is the local ‘gayborhood‘ but LBQ visitors may enjoy Commercial DriveMuch like Davie Street is a hub for gay culture, Commercial Drive, also known as ‘Little Italy’ – is known as a hub for lesbian culture.Though there is no dedicated venue for LBQ women, MacKie suggests to keep an eye out for Hershe Bar. Its a special queer women event held on long weekends at the Red Room bar in Gastown. There is also an all-women play party called Babe Bang.You’ll also find Vancouver Arts & Leisure, known locally as VAL, is the most inclusive bar in the city with a wide range of music and shows.But if you have time for just one LGBTI bar in Vancouver, MacKie suggest you head to the Fountain Head pub. Unlike many club orientated LGBTI venues, it has good food, drinks, a pool table and a beautiful patio space for summer relaxation.The Fountain Head Pub | Photo: Instagram @thefountainheadpubAs well as bars Davie Street also has plenty of queer culture and places to eat.Head to Little Sisters for books, videos, magazines and sex apparel. And if you’re in town and need help, Qmunity is a center any Queer individual, local or not, can go to. They have free support, information, free medical testing or specialized support groups and events.If you have time, the Jim Deva Plaza with Rainbow crosswalks at the intersection is a great selfie spot. Many of the cities LGBTI community events are held here.Jim Deva Plaza | Photo: Instagram @rebekkakristinGo to the beachNot only can Vancouver get you from Ski slope to gay bar in 40 minutes, it also has many beaches. Many, which are attached to the Davie Village ‘gaybourhood.’They are a great spot to relax, eat, drink and take in the sights of the ocean and Stanley Park.And if you’re looking for a full body tan head to Wreck Beach. Located next to the University of British Columbia, its the only nude beach in Vancouver.Though popular and open to all, there is a section of this beach where the local queer community gathers. You can’t miss it.Wreck Beach | Photo: Instagram @giantfloatieBrunchAn important stop in any queer travels – particularly if you’re traveling with your gaggle.We hit up the divine menu at Honey Salt Vancouver, which is on the Parq complex.It’s just by the river and perfect to head off for a post-brunch walk or if you’re not too full river taxi ride down to Stanley Park or one of the local beaches.Better yet, if you’re staying overnight on the complex after a fab night out of Davie street, you can order the amazing food to your room.Or you can always over order on the maple pancakes to your room in the DOUGLAS | Photo: Jamie Wareham / Gay Star NewsIs Vancouver safe for LGBTI people?Raphael Dipasupil is also a concierge at the DOUGLAS and finds it a great city for LGBTI people:‘It is super friendly. I feel very comfortable being openly affectionate with friends and lovers in the downtown area.‘However, we do have suburbs within the Greater Metro Vancouver Area that are similar to the Midwest/Southern States. The culture there, including how LGBTI and people of color are perceived, is not as good.’Mackie agrees: ‘Partners can normally walk hand in hand in safety, especially in the Davie Village.‘But even though we are in a very liberal city and time in history, there are still scenarios today where I will have a second thought before choosing to hold my partner’s hand – things are not perfect yet.’More from Gay Star News:[embedded content]30 pictures from the beautiful Vancouver Pride Parade Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . VisitBritain celebrating UK Government’s largest participation in Pride activities in the AmericasPride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?LGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

What Ill tell my daughter about La Sele 2014

first_imgRelated posts:Snapshots from the Web of Costa Rica’s historic World Cup win A rebuttal to Wall Street Journal editor’s call for US World Cup fans to ignore Costa Rica Costa Rica’s last hurrah in historic World Cup run Costa Rica’s Óscar Duarte, the first Nicaraguan to score in the World Cup, receives wonderful homecoming celebration Many Costa Ricans and their most fervent fans have been sitting in the eye of a storm for the past few weeks, struck dumb by amazement, watching wide-eyed as accolades all over the world for “the little team that could” have whirled around us in dizzying splendor. But on Saturday, as Costa Rica was eliminated, words returned to me. Here’s why this matters so much, what I want to tell my baby daughter someday about everything she’s seen and not understood these past few weeks:I don’t know what it’s like not to be big. I’m from the United States, a big country in every way – size, population, loudness, impact on the world for better and for worse. I’m also 5’10”, a giant in Costa Rica, hulking and lurching my way through San José. Years ago, a man behind me in line for an ATM said to no one in particular, “Jueeeeeeputa, qué gringa más grande.”  When we took our group photo at the Office of the President, I was asked to bend down at the knees in the second row so I would fit in the shot. I have, not a bird’s-eye, but a tops-of-other-people’s-heads view of many rooms I enter.On the other hand, it looks like you, my Tica daughter, might be teeny tiny. You are small for your age, and as you run around at top speed, saying “Hi!” and “¡Gracias!” to everyone, I’m often asked by confused strangers, “How old is that baby?” It’s odd for me, the one who’s always asked to get things off the high shelves, to think of having a petite daughter. You’re small in another way, too: You are from a country of fewer than 5 million people, a country without an army, a country known in part for its love of diminutives. Even though you’re half Gringa, you will always have been born in a tiny nation at the waist of the Americas, and that will always be a part of your worldview. (Thank goodness.)“Grande” is one of the first words a Spanish student learns, but even a simple word like this has layers of meaning. It means big, of course, but also great. It means grown up: What do you want to be cuando seas grande, when you’re big? It can also mean old, as a little white-haired lady once explained to me after she referred to herself as “una señora bien grande” and smiled at my evident confusion. (Courtesy Katherine Stanley Obando)Many Costa Ricans, lost for words as La Sele left low expectations in the dust again and again during this World Cup, turned to one word: “Grande.” Grande Keylor Navas, the impossibly valiant goalie. Grande Bryan, Joel, Yeltsin. Grandes todos, they said. Grande La Sele. Grande mi país. This Sele has shown us – Costa Ricans, and all of us – what it means for a little team from a little country to be big, to be great, to be grown up, to be fearless, to be prepared, to prove itself against all odds. It’s been breathtaking. It’s a lesson I want you, tiny one, to take to heart.La Sele has also shown us how to be small again. Your father is grande, grown up, with all the cynicism that implies. He watches La Sele as any real sports fan watches his team: as if he is singlehandedly paying their salaries out of his own pocket. Even as this World Cup unfolded, he was still quick to criticize or sigh heavily, all a part of his attempt to distract himself from the sheer anxiety of unexpected hope. But as the games went on, I watched him lose his ability to doubt. I watched him turn into a 6-year-old boy before my eyes. He couldn’t help it. He was gobsmacked by joy. Only sports can do this to a person – or at least, only sports can do this to an entire nation at once. Only sports can fill a country with childlike pleasure in this particular way. (After Costa Rica’s elimination Saturday, instead of crying or wallowing, people took to the streets with just as much pride as before to celebrate how far they had come. La Sele will not come home with the Cup, but they’re the only team in the world that gets to come home to a country full of Costa Ricans.)That’s why I want you to remember your first World Cup. That’s why I’ll cut out clippings and carefully fold up newspaper covers, store the little flag you waved after Saturday’s game as we walked around our neighborhood, save the scorecard on which your dad painstakingly noted the result of every game and proudly wrote “Costa Rica” in its quarterfinal bracket. That’s why we’ll tell you, like old-timers, about Bryan and Keylor and Pinto, who vanquished the Group of Death. They showed small people how to be big. They showed big people how to be small. They reminded everyone who was paying attention that anything can happen, that a football field is a blank canvas, that little can be mighty, that old can be young, that it’s always worthwhile to believe. That life is beautiful.Katherine Stanley Obando is The Tico Times’ arts and entertainment editor. She also is a freelance writer, translator, former teacher, and academic director of the Costa Rica Multilingüe Foundation and JumpStart Costa Rica. She lives in San José. This piece was originally published in her blog, “The Dictionary of You,” where she writes about Costa Rican language and culture, and raising a child abroad. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Gold Cup Costa Ricas Sele blanks French Guiana 30 advances to quarterfinals

first_imgRelated posts:2017 Gold Cup: Costa Rica’s La Sele draws Canada 1-1 Panama’s own goal sends Costa Rica into Gold Cup semifinals against the U.S. Costa Rica to face Canada after winning start in CONCACAF Gold Cup Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifying InjuriesThe Gold Cup has been tough for La Sele in terms of players lost to injuries.Early on Friday, the Costa Rican Football Federation confirmed in a news statement that defender Cristian Gamboa was out of the tournament due to injury.Gamboa, who plays for Scotland’s Celtic club, had a problem with his right leg on Tuesday during the match against Canada and was replaced in the second half.In the previous two games, Costa Rica also lost defender Bryan Oviedo, and midfielders Johan Venegas and Joel Campbell.Just days before the tournament, coach Ramírez was forced to replace defender Ronald Matarrita, also for an injury. Costa Rica 3 – 0 French GuianaStadium: Toyota Stadium, DallasReferee: César Ramos Palazuelos (MX)GoalsAriel Rodríguez (4’), Rodney Wallace (79’), David Ramírez (83’)Yellow Cards:French Guiana: Loic Baal (24’), Anthony Soubervie (59’)Red Card:French Guiana: Ludovic Baal (61’)Lineups:Costa Rica: Danny Carvajal – José Andrés Salvatierra, Michael Umaña, Giancarlo González, Francisco Calvo – Yeltsin Tejeda, Randall Azofeifa (Rodney Wallace, 68), Brian Ruiz, Ulises Segura (David Guzmán, 54’) – David Ramírez, Ariel Rodríguez (Marco Ureña ’76). Coach: Oscar Ramírez.French Guiana: Donovan Leon – Jean-David Legrand, Grégory Lescot, Hugues Rosime, Anthony Soubervie, Cédric Fabien – Ludovic Baal, Roy Contout (Miguel Haabo, 66’), Loic Baal – Arnold Abelinti (Shaquille Dutard, 46’), Rhudy Evens (Mickael Solvi, 77’). Coach: Jair Karam. Facebook Commentscenter_img Costa Rica’s La Sele beat French Guiana 3-0 on Friday and advanced to theCONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals for the tenth consecutive year.Los Ticos benefited from an early lead thanks to striker Ariel Rodríguez who scored the opener just four minutes into the game. Rodríguez, who has seen little play time under coach Oscar Ramírez, sent the ball with a touch inside the box from a corner shot.Despite taking an early lead on the score, La Sele did not have an easy game in the first half, with Guiana taking control of the ball at several points. Ultimately, however, Guiana’s strikers were ineffective against Costa Rica’s defensive line.Their only clear opportunity came in the 42nd minute, when a shot from Ludovic Baal forced Tico goalkeeper Danny Carvajal to send the ball over the goal with one hand.Harsh temperatureThe dynamics of Guiana’s game, as well as playing at 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Frisco, Texas, forced La Sele to pace its game. The team focused primarily on elaborate offensive plays through long passes over the South Americans midfield line.A decisive moment came at 61′ when Guiana’s Baal received a red card for a foul over David Guzmán.Having one man more in the field allowed La Sele to find open spaces, and Ramírez sent his team to look for more goals. The coach sent Marco Ureña in to replace a tired Rodríguez, who had made a strong effort in the hot weather.Ureña’s speed was a key factor in capitalizing on the numerical advantage on the field. At 79′ he recovered a ball in the midfield and raced all the way up the right side to assist Rodney Wallace for the 2-0.Striker David Ramírez scored the third from a precise pass from captain Bryan Ruíz in the 83rd.La Sele advances to the quarterfinals unbeaten and atop Group A, thanks to two wins and a draw. Canada qualified in second place as result of  its 0-0 draw against Honduras later on Friday.Costa Rica will play next week against an opponent that will be defined over the weekend.Match highlights:last_img read more

CaseShiller Price Indices Shoot to 20Month High

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2012-09-25 Mark Lieberman Case-Shiller Price Indices Shoot to 20-Month High September 25, 2012 442 Views Home prices continued to increase in July across the country, according to “”Case Shiller””: On Tuesday it revealed that its 20-city index up 1.6 percent from June and the 10-city index up 1.5 percent. [IMAGE]The 10-city index rose to its highest level since November 2010 and the 20-city index to the highest level since October 2010. Prices rose in all of the 20 cities.Year-over-year, the 10-city index was up 0.6 percent and the 20-city index rose 1.2 percent. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the 20 city index to increase 1.7 percent from June and 1.2 percent from July 2011.[COLUMN_BREAK]Prices had increased in all 20 cities in May and June. If prices had risen in Detroit in April, this month’s report would have been the fourth consecutive month in which prices rose in all 20 cities.While the Case-Shiller index showed across-the-board price gains in July, the National Association of Realtors reported the median price of an existing single family home dropped 0.5 percent in July and another 0.2 percent in August.The prices gains reported by Case-Shiller were led by 3.7 percent gain in Minneapolis, a 3.3 percent increase in Detroit, a 2.7 percent rise in Chicago and 2.6 percent improvement in Atlanta.Prices rose year-year in 16 of the 20 cities ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô compared with June when prices rose year-year in 13 cities – led by Phoenix, 16.6 percent, Minneapolis, 6.4 percent, Detroit,6.2 percent, Denver 5.4 percent and Miami, 5.3 percent.The steepest year-over-year price drop was in Atlanta, 9.9 percent, followed by New York, 2.6 percent, Las Vegas, 1.0 percent and Chicago, 0.9 percent.Even with the improvement in April, the 10-city price index is down 30.5 percent from its June 2006 peak and the 20-city index is down 30.0 percent from its July 2006 high point.center_img in Data, Government, Secondary Market Sharelast_img read more

New Additions to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

first_img in Headlines, News Brian P. Brooks Fannie Mae Jonathan Plutzik Karin J. Kimbrough 2019-03-21 Donna Joseph Fannie Mae announced that Karin J. Kimbrough and Brian P. Brooks were elected to its Board of Directors. The agency stated that the “two new directors are respected and knowledgeable business leaders in the technology and financial services sectors. They join other similarly dynamic and accomplished individuals on a Board of Directors that continues guiding Fannie Mae in its drive to be America’s most valued housing partner.”“I am pleased to welcome Karin and Brian to the Fannie Mae Board of Directors,” said Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman of the Board. “We will benefit greatly from their unique insights and perspective as the company delivers on its mission to provide liquidity to the mortgage market and support access to credit and affordable housing for families across the country.”“Karin and Brian are the right additions to our Board as we continue finding innovative ways to make housing more affordable while driving digital transformation of the mortgage experience for our customers and partners,” said Hugh R. Frater, Interim CEO. “Their deep experience in technology and banking will complement the expertise of their peers on the Board as they help guide us toward achieving our corporate priorities.”Kimbrough has served as Assistant Treasurer for Google since October 2017. She previously served as a Managing Director and Head of Macroeconomic Policy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from November 2014 to October 2017. Prior to that, Kimbrough worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2005 to October 2014, serving as a Director for the Financial Stability Monitoring function in the markets group from 2010 to October 2014 and as a manager for analytical development from 2005 to 2010. She  previously worked as an economist and strategist at Morgan Stanley from 2000 to 2005.Brooks has served as the Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase Global, Inc. since September 2018. He previously served as Fannie Mae’s EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from November 2014 to September 2018. Prior to that, Brooks was Vice Chairman of OneWest Bank N.A., from 2011 to November 2014, where he served as Chief Legal Officer. Previously, he served as a partner at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he served from 2008 through 2011 as managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office and from 2010 through 2011 as group leader of the firm’s financial services practice. New Additions to Fannie Mae Board of Directorscenter_img March 21, 2019 609 Views Sharelast_img read more

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