Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 2, 2017 – Providenciales – Due to the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the resultant damage to the Lands Division building on Grand Turk, coupled with the disruption of essential services, including electricity and all forms of communication, the Hon. Attorney General announces the temporary relocation of the Crown Land Unit, Land Registry, Survey & Mapping Department and the Valuation Department to the Attorney General’s Chambers at Waterloo Plaza, Waterloo Road, Grand Turk.As of Monday, October 2, 2017, these offices will resume limited services to the public from that location on a temporary basis whilst work continues to restore functionality to the Lands Division building at Government Compound, Pond Street, Grand Turk.The public is also advised that the services offered by these Departments will be limited due to space and other logistical constraints. The various departments are in the process of reviewing their services and standards and necessary adjustments will be shared with the public as soon as possible.The continued patience of the public is appreciated as we work towards restoring full service to our customers.Press Release: TCIG Related Items:
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl hopes to see his side build on their win at Leicester City ahead of Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Derby CountyDespite Yan Valery’s sending-off, Southampton secured a welcome 2-1 win over Leicester at the King Power Stadium after goals from James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long.It was Hasenhuttl’s third victory in charge of the Saints in his eighth match and the Austrian now hopes to see his players carry on with this form.“It was an important win for us,” said Hasenhuttl on the club website.“We spoke about that once again on Sunday, as a team. We congratulated them on a very passionate game, with a good mentality.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“No one expected us to win after the red card from Valery, but then we put this game away because it is gone and we have the three points.“Now we are focusing on a very tough week with a replay against Derby and a very important game against Everton – both games at home and both games we want to win.“Now the games are coming where we have to win and we have to consistently take points.“We have showed against the good teams we can do it, and also the teams who are in our zone, and that will be important for the next weeks, because we are facing opponents in our zone, so those will be the most important games, six-point games, but first we are focusing on the FA Cup and then on the home game against Everton.”The Southampton and Derby third round replay will take place at St Mary’s with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).
A Clark County jury has found a Ridgefield man guilty of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.Mickey C. Sebourn’s conviction Tuesday was based on evidence from an undercover Seattle police detective who posed as a 15-year-old boy online and had sexual conversations with the 55-year-old Sebourn via email.Sebourn faces a sentence of one to three months for the felony and will be required to register as a sex offender. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 8.Seattle police Detective Tye Holand, posing as a 15-year-old boy, responded July 8 to a personals ad Sebourn posted on Craigslist Casual Encounters, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Superior Court. The ad was titled “Dad looking for son to (commit a sexual act).”In the ad, Sebourn stated that he was looking for “a boy” and those interested in incest would receive special consideration, said Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield.“Hey there, I am 15 and saw,” Holand replied, according to the affidavit. “I do what you want. I am available Saturday night. I am on summer break and need to make a little money. If serious, let me know.”
The singer/songwriter who went from playing at Central Park to gaining the attention of Jay-Z plays one of her original songs, “Weatherman,” for the Recording Academy’s newest series, Press PlayAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2018 – 10:05 am The young singer/songwriter Victory Boyd has a fairytale-like discovery story, with a fittingly dreamy, old-school soul lounge voice to match. She went from regularly performing in Central Park with her family to garnering the attention of none other than Jay-Z, who signed her and her siblings to Roc Nation. While her smooth, soulful vocals feel like they could have floated through a velvet-covered lounge in the ’70s, the 21-year-old is bringing a modern take to a classic sound, with powerful lyrics as heard in her debut album, Broken Instrument. She’s making a name for herself and already living up to it, having toured with other great singers/performers including Rodriquez, Jussie Smollett and Chaka Khan, and performing at 2018’s Black Girls Rock Awards. Press Play: Victory Boyd Performs “Weatherman” victory-boyd-gives-soulful-performance-new-series-press-play NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 4, 2018 – 10:00 am Victory Boyd’s Soulful Performance In Press Play News Facebook Twitter Email Victory Boyd Gives Soulful Performance In New Series, Press Play Boyd is featured in the first ever episode of the Recording Academy’s latest video series, Press Play, which will help you discover and get to know artists you may not have yet heard of through original performances. She performs “Weatherman,” which she wrote for her debut album. The song is a metaphor for the challenges we experience in a lifetime.GRAMMY ReImagined Series Is Back With More Unexpected Covers
Comments Now playing: Watch this: Shapiro had testified that Qualcomm is using its market power and its monopoly power over chips to extract an “unusually high amount” for patent royalties. That raises the cost for rivals, weakens them as competitors and fortifies Qualcomm’s monopoly power, Shapiro said. “Qualcomm should be commended for its technological achievements,” Shapiro added. “But … what’s really important is that companies who aren’t quite as good or who don’t have the scale are not impeded from trying to catch and threaten and challenge the leader.”Losing access to Qualcomm’s modems would impose costs on handset makers, including not being able to supply to consumers. “That’s a very heavy hammer that Qualcomm is bringing down, at least as a threat, in those negotiations,” Shapiro said. Shapiro on Monday said his methodology had two steps: First he assessed evidence into whether Qualcomm used chip leverage to achieve high royalties. Then he traced through the effects of a royalty surcharge on the market and consumers. Shapiro said the first stage “very much focused” on evidence of using elevated royalty rates, while the second stage was “very much rooted in the reality” of how the business works. He testified that nothing Qualcomm’s experts said caused him to change his opinion. Rebutting the expertsNevo on Friday said he used Shapiro’s theory and tested it based on real-world data to see if the theory was true. He looked at rates Qualcomm charged for licensing during its times of alleged market power and at other times. According to the FTC’s theory, rates would be higher during times Qualcomm was strong. But in fact, that’s not what Nevo found based on his tests and the data.Instead, Nevo testified that Qualcomm’s royalty rates are the same no matter which chip a company uses in a mobile device. That’s because licensing terms are set before chip rates and last for 10 to 15 years or longer, while chip prices and contracts are set every year. So the royalty rate doesn’t affect the choice of the chip, he said. Shapiro’s “theory is just not there to support his conclusions,” Nevo says. “It’s not based in market reality. It doesn’t fit how things actually happen in this industry. As a result, the predictions he gave really can’t be trusted.”Nevo also said there were legitimate business reasons for Qualcomm’s licensing policies. He’s got a completely unjustified assumption that’s the basis for the entire test. Carl Shapiro, professor of economics at University of California, Berkeley • Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See All FTC vs. Qualcomm: Why you should care 38 Photos “One is reduction in transaction cost,” he said. “The other is allowing rival chipmakers to operate freely with access to tech without a need for a license.”Shapiro on Monday said some of Nevo’s methodology, conclusions and assumptions were “fabricated,” “outrageous” and “all messed up.” He noted that Nevo’s methodology had “measurement problems.” He also said that Nevo flawed by not doing a test to determine when Qualcomm had market power.”He’s got a completely unjustified assumption that’s the basis for the entire test,” Shapiro said. “That’s why I’m saying it’s not a valid test.”During cross examination Friday, Nevo admitted that he excluded many companies, including Samsung, Sony, BlackBerry and LG, from his analysis because of the nature of their contracts. By excluding them, he removed a large portion of the phone market. And Nevo didn’t consider elements of cross licenses with companies like Motorola, as well as other factors that could impact royalty rates. Shapiro called Nevo’s work “sloppy” in how he chose which handset maker contracts to highlight.But during cross examination Monday, Qualcomm’s attorney pressed Shapiro into admitting that he didn’t use empirical evidence to look at the real effect of the licensing contracts on the industry. Nevo did. “If you mean [did I do an] empirical study and take hundreds [of agreements] and instill them into simple data, I don’t think you can do that,” Shapiro said. “I did not do that.”Rocks in a kayakLast week, Chipty accused Shapiro of taking a “shortcut” when evaluating whether the mobile chip market was competitive. Shapiro looked at what chips were in premium handsets instead of looking at the industry innovation and competition leading up to those design wins, Chipty said. In many cases, Qualcomm won those designs by cutting prices or adding new features. “Shapiro has overstated Qualcomm’s market power,” Chipty said. She said there’s no “evidence of consistent and unconstrained market power of the type” that would hurt competition or “coerce OEMs [handset makers] into onerous business terms that would rob them of billions of dollars.”She noted that Qualcomm actually lost 50 points of market share in premium handsets from 2014 to 2017, while rivals such as MediaTek, Huawei, Samsung and Intel were gaining. And Qualcomm felt competitive pressure to give price discounts and other concessions to win business, she testified. Shapiro on Monday acknowledged that Qualcomm has lost market share and handset prices have fallen over the years. But he said Chipty “did not engage really with direct evidence of monopoly power.” He noted there was “extensive evidence” that handset makers didn’t have good options for modems besides from Qualcomm, which gave Qualcomm “a great deal of leverage” when threatening to cut off supply. Another Qualcomm expert, Snyder, testified that real-world analysis “does not support the claim that Qualcomm’s alleged contract caused anticompetitive harms in the industry.” The FTC has argued that phones cost too much because of Qualcomm’s high royalty fees. Angela Lang/CNET “Outrageous.” “Fabricated.” “All messed up.” “Sloppy.” That’s how the US Federal Trade Commission’s key expert witness on Monday said he viewed testimony given by Qualcomm’s expert economists last week. Carl Shapiro, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, on Monday defended his theory that Qualcomm’s high royalty rates hurt competitors, handset makers and consumers and helped it operate a monopoly in the mobile chip market. His rebuttal came after three Qualcomm witnesses last week tore apart his testimony on the stand. “Qualcomm’s strategy has been to keep effective, real royalties paid by [handset makers] from falling, and they’ve used chip tactics and other strategies for doing that,” he testified. Shapiro initially took the stand two weeks ago, where he detailed how Qualcomm continues to hurt the mobile chip market. As part of its defense, Qualcomm last week called three economics experts to rebut Shapiro’s claims. They testified that Shapiro’s methodology was flawed and that he didn’t consider what was happening in the real world. “We were staring at an increase of over $1 billion per year in licensing, so we had a gun to our head,” Williams said as he explained why Apple signed another licensing agreement in 2013, despite being unhappy with the terms. He added that Apple has wanted to use Qualcomm’s chips for its newer devices, but Qualcomm refused to sell processors for the iPhone. Other companies, like Huawei and Lenovo, made similar comments during their testimony. And during the trial, the FTC has pointed to communication from a former Qualcomm licensing executive, Eric Reifschneider, to mobile chip customers like Motorola and Sony Mobile as evidence of threats to cut off supply. In one instance, Reifschneider wrote in an email to a Sony Mobile executive that “QCT (Qualcomm’s chip business) has been shipping chips to SMC (Sony Mobile) for almost three weeks now without a license in place. It will not be possible for that to continue.” But Qualcomm and executives from some companies have testified that Qualcomm has never cut off chip supply during contract negotiations. Some of those executives have said in live testimony and video depositions presented by Qualcomm that its rivals didn’t have the technology required for their devices. Matthias Sauer, an Apple executive and a witness called by Qualcomm, testified earlier in January that Intel’s modems didn’t meet the technical standards required for the company’s iPhones in 2014. Though Intel also couldn’t meet Apple’s chip requirements for the iPad, it would’ve used them anyway, he said, had Qualcomm not offered incentives to stay with its chips. His remarks echoed comments from colleague Tony Blevins early in the trial.Qualcomm, meanwhile, has said it had legitimate business reasons for having strict contracts with Apple, including how expensive it is to design modems specifically for Apple. Expert witness Chipty last week agreed with that assessment. But Shapiro on Monday said that while Qualcomm does incur “significant” costs for making chips for Apple, it would have made sense for the company to share risk with Apple by having Apple help fund the development. Instead, Qualcomm was making payments to Apple, which he said was “the exact opposite of what you would expect.” During Qualcomm’s cross examination of Shapiro, a lawyer asked Shapiro if there’s any evidence that Apple would have helped Qualcomm defray costs for developing new modems.”I think they did not want to pay money to Qualcomm,” Shapiro said. “They were more interested in getting money from Qualcomm.”Licensing rivals?The FTC has said Qualcomm’s refusal to give licenses to its chip rivals is part of its efforts to maintain its monopoly. Judge Koh in November agreed and ruled that Qualcomm has to license its wireless chip patents to its chip competitors like Intel. But Dirk Weiler, head of standards policy at Nokia, testified last Tuesday that it has long been industry standard to license technology to handset makers, not chipmakers. Along with his role at Nokia, Weiler also serves as chairman of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. The nonprofit standards body’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy requires companies to give licenses for equipment. “What is my understanding of the industry practice is in the case of the cellular business, this means these companies license, for example, the handset and not any subpart of the handset,” Weiler said. And Nevo on Friday said if Qualcomm doesn’t license at the device level anymore, things could get complicated fast. If Qualcomm switched to simply licensing at the chip level, it’d need to offer multiple tiers because some of the technology would apply to an overall phone, not just the processor. “The number of license agreements would be large,” Nevo said. But the real issue “is the fact each negotiation now will become a lot more complex. Parties, chipmakers and OEMs, would have incentives to point to the other party as the one actually practicing on the license.” See also 3 Apple Share your voice Shapiro on Monday took issue with that testimony and said he carefully considered what handset makers and chip rivals said took place in reality.”I think the person who’s not paying attention to that is Professor Nevo,” he said. Aviv Nevo, a University of Pennsylvania economics and marketing professor, on Friday called into question Shapiro’s use of theory to determine the damage allegedly caused by Qualcomm’s licensing practices. Instead, Nevo said he examined the “real-world” agreements Qualcomm had with companies to determine the rates weren’t excessive. Nevo testified that the FTC’s theory that Qualcomm uses its power in the chip market to charge excessive royalty rates “is just not born out of actual market data.” He noted “there’s no support for the theory in the data.” Nevo also testified that the mobile industry is strong and that Qualcomm had legitimate business reasons for its licensing policies. “At a high level, this is a thriving industry,” Nevo said. “Prices are declining. Quantities are skyrocketing.”Last Tuesday, Edward Snyder, dean of the Yale School of Management and a professor of economics and management, criticized Shapiro’s methodology and said the problems Qualcomm’s rivals had were due to choices they made that had nothing to do with Qualcomm. And Tasneem Chipty, a specialist in competition policy and antitrust economics from consultancy Matrix Economics, attacked Shapiro’s definition of the market and of market power. The FTC’s antitrust case against Qualcomm may come down to which expert Judge Lucy Koh ultimately believes. Qualcomm has been battling the FTC in a San Jose, California, courtroom since Jan. 4. The FTC wrapped up its antitrust case against the company on Jan. 15, and Qualcomm has since presented witnesses, including its head of licensing and its chief technology officer. The FTC has accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips, forcing customers like Apple to work with Qualcomm exclusively and charging excessive licensing fees for its technology in part by wielding its “no license, no chips” policy. But Qualcomm says the FTC’s lawsuit is based on “flawed legal theory.” It’s also said customers choose its chips because they’re the best and that it’s never stopped providing processors to customers, even when they’re battling over licenses.Over the past two weeks, Qualcomm called company executives, representatives from handset makers and chip rivals, and industry experts to dispute the FTC’s allegations in the case. The company sought to show that competition is healthy in the mobile chip market and that it hasn’t hampered the industry. The government had time for a rebuttal Monday following Qualcomm’s defense. The chipmaker wrapped up its case Friday. Closing arguments will take place Tuesday afternoon. Monopoly power? Shapiro, during his initial testimony earlier in January, analyzed the impact of its “no license, no chips” policy and Qualcomm’s royalty rates on handset makers, chip rivals and consumers. He concluded that Qualcomm had monopoly power over CDMA modem chips and over premium LTE modem chips through at least 2016. Galaxy Note 9: 16 hidden features on Samsung’s best phone 2:11 reading • FTC’s witness criticizes Qualcomm’s economics experts as ‘sloppy’ Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? iPhone XS, Pixel 3, OnePlus 6T and 20 other phones without headphone jacks Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know Apple: Qualcomm’s hardball tactics squeezed Intel chips out of iPad Mini 2 Qualcomm CEO defends chip-licensing business in FTC trial Apple’s 5G iPhone shift bogged down by Qualcomm chip battle FTC rests case against Qualcomm, arguing it’s a monopoly in mobile chips He noted that three factors explain a company’s success or failure: foresight, investment and execution. Snyder evaluated Intel, MediaTek, Broadcom and others to examine their position in the market and how they performed based on those three factors. Intel, for one, “exhibited … poor foresight about the industry. They invested inefficiently, and they encountered execution problems,” said Snyder, who at one time worked for the Justice Department’s antitrust division. MediaTek had good foresight and investment, but it had some execution problems, Snyder said. It has now resolved those, helping it become the No. 2 modem supplier in the world. Broadcom, for its part, failed on all three, Snyder said, causing it to leave the modem industry. These companies all succeeded or failed because of independent industry factors, not Qualcomm’s business practices, he testified. Shapiro on Monday took issue with Snyder’s methodology, saying that looking at foresight, investment and execution almost always finds in favor of the defendant. He used the analogy of a kayak race down a river. Snyder’s methodology is simply looking at how kayaks navigated the river and what choices they made to get them to the end, Shapiro said. But Shapiro said that fails to take into account whether one of the teams cheated at the beginning by putting rocks in rivals’ boats. Still, Shapiro admitted that he didn’t conduct a thorough study of Qualcomm’s rivals and why they failed, similar to the analysis by Snyder. No license, no chipsThe FTC, aided by chipmaker Intel and iPhone vendor Apple, filed suit against Qualcomm two years ago. The US says Qualcomm has a monopoly on modem chips and harmed competition by trying to maintain its power. Qualcomm’s “excessive” royalty rates prevented rivals from entering the market, drove up the cost of phones and in turn hurt consumers, who faced higher handset prices, the FTC said. The FTC in the trial called witnesses from companies like Apple, Samsung, Intel and Huawei and called experts to testify about the alleged harm Qualcomm’s licensing practices have caused the mobile industry. The trial has revealed the inner workings of tech’s most important business, smartphones, showing how suppliers wrestle for dominance and profit.Qualcomm has argued that its broad patent portfolio and innovations justify its fees. CEO Steve Mollenkopf, who took the stand two weeks ago, defended the company’s licensing practices, saying the way his company sells chips to smartphone makers is best for everybody involved and is the simplest way to license the technology. The heart of the FTC’s case against Qualcomm is a so-called “no license, no chips policy.” Qualcomm sells processors that connect phones to cellular networks, but it also licenses its broad portfolio as a group. For a set fee — based on the selling price of the end device, typically a phone — the manufacturer gets to use all of Qualcomm’s technology. It’s phone makers that pay the licensing fee, not chipmakers. To get access to Qualcomm’s chips, which are broadly considered to be on the bleeding edge of wireless innovation, a phone maker first has to sign a patent licensing contract with Qualcomm. Qualcomm has long been the leader in 4G LTE, and it’s ahead of rivals in the nascent 5G market. The highest-end phones, like those from Samsung, have tended to use its modems. But the FTC argues such a requirement hurts competition and cements Qualcomm’s monopoly power.Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams last week testified that his company felt it had to sign contracts for amounts it thought too high — a royalty of $7.50 per iPhone — to maintain access to Qualcomm’s chips. 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The area where police recovered the body of Ricardo Willard (Photo by Kavitha George / KTOO)A 53-year-old Juneau man named Ricardo Willard was found dead in Gastineau Channel Sunday afternoon, close to the U.S. Coast Guard Station, according to the Juneau Police Department.“There was nothing suspicious, no signs of injury, no obvious signs of foul play,” JPD Officer Nick Garza said. “At this point, we’re not sure how Mr. Willard ended up in the water, but at this point we don’t have any reason to believe that foul play was involved.”According to police, a pedestrian walking on the path on Egan Drive across from the Prospector Hotel saw the body floating about 50 feet from shore between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. The pedestrian notified police, who arrived on the scene with Capital City Fire/Rescue (CCFR). CCFR declared Willard dead at the scene. Officer Garza said JPD was in contact with the Coast Guard to request assistance recovering the body, but ultimately JPD recovered it themselves.JPD is unsure of how Willard ended up in the water, and had no missing person reports on him prior to the discovery. Garza said his body is being sent to Anchorage Sunday evening or Monday so a medical examiner can complete an autopsy.“The medical examiner’s office, post-autopsy, might give us a clearer picture on what happened. We’ll be awaiting that information and the results of the complete investigation,” Garza said.Willard’s family, who live in Juneau, have been notified.
Nizamabad: The leaders of Revenue Employment Services Association requested District Collector M Rammohan Rao to transfer the employees, who have been transferred to other districts during the elections, back to their native districts. Revenue union leaders have explained their difficulties to the Collector. They submitted a memorandum to the Collector in this regard at his chamber in Nizamabad on Tuesday. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Sangam district president and secretaries Raman Reddy and Prashant said that with the sudden transfers during election time, most of the employees have left their families here and serving in other areas. Now they are asking to give postings in their home districts again.Association representatives Venugopal, Vishnusagar, Ramakrishna and Jwalagiri Rao were present.
Armoor: Tension prevailed for some time when the family members and relatives of a deceased staged a sit-on protest along with the corpse near the Munsif court in Armoor on Friday. The traffic was disrupted on the nearby national highway.The family members and relatives of a deceased person were taking out a funeral procession accompanied by drums beating and firing crackers and the bereaved relatives crying all the way. Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us When the procession came near to Munsif court, the judge couldn’t bear the sounds of crackers and drum beating and ordered a case to be filed against the relatives of the deceased. Strongly protesting the judge’s order, the relatives claimed that they are following the tradition and staged a protest along with the body in front of the court. Traffic blocked on both sides of the road due to the protest. The case was withdrawn with the mediation of Bar Association and the funeral was conducted.
Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeDaniel Trevino.Three law enforcement officers were hit by gunfire Tuesday afternoon as they served a felony warrant in northeast Houston.The suspected shooter, Daniel Trevino, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday evening, authorities say.The officers, five from the Office of the Texas Attorney General and two from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), were serving a warrant for Trevino at 5013 Hartwick Rd.Edison Toquica, chief deputy with the HCSO, said the shooting happened around 12:50 p.m. Two of the officers from the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit were wounded, as well as an HCSO investigator.Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter the three injured officers are awake and alert. They were taken to a local hospital.“These brave and courageous law enforcement officers were fulfilling their call to duty to apprehend a known criminal with a dangerous past,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “Thankfully, all of the injured law enforcement officers appear to be recovering well this evening.”An HCSO motorcycle deputy who was assisting with traffic control for the ambulance was involved in major accident and sustained a few injuries. Share
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man is dead after FBI agents opened fire on the person in a busy shopping area in Owings Mills.The agents confronted the man in an SUV late Friday afternoon on an access road near a Wal-Mart store and Sam’s Club near Reisterstown Road. Officials released little information about the incident and did not identify the man who died.On Saturday, the FBI said three agents were working on a drug investigation at the time.A Baltimore County police officer was with the FBI agents during the shooting. It happened at the start of the evening rush hour. The hood and windshield of an SUV was seen riddled with bullet holes.The incident is being investigated jointly between the FBI and Baltimore County police.
Big Tech has embraced addiction as a business model. Their ‘innovation’ isn’t designed to create better products, but to capture attention by using psychological tricks that make it impossible to look away. Time to expect more & better from Silicon Valley https://t.co/AYFdntu595— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 30, 2019Sure, a world without autoplay videos is a world I want to live in. But Hawley’s bill takes digital chaperoning a bit too far.As Ars Technica pointed out, the proposal demands social networks limit users to 30 minutes of consumption per day—by default.There is an option to adjust or remove the limit for daily and weekly browsing, but companies must reset the half-hour cap on the first day of every month.Plus, users would receive a “conspicuous” pop-up at least once every 30 minutes, highlighting the amount of time spent on any given service that day, across all devices.If Hawley’s endgame is simply to irritate people off of social media, he’s certainly on the right track.“Social media companies deploy a host of tactics designed to manipulate users in ways that undermines their wellbeing,” Josh Golin, executive director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said in a statement of support.“We commend Sen. Hawley for introducing legislation that would prohibit some of the most exploitative tactics, including those frequently deployed on children and teens,” Golin added.Hawley, whose website features an automatically playing video loop in the header image, recently heralded a bill that would ban loot boxes in video games, claiming the microtransactions exist to exploit children.In June, he submitted the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, which would hold major tech companies like Facebook and YouTube liable for anything posted on their network.More on Geek.com:Google Knows You Hate Chrome Autoplay VideosUK Proposes Stricter Child Safety Rules for Social MediaStudy: Social Media Sites Can Predict Behavior Even If You Don’t Use Them We’ve all been there: Lost down the rabbit hole of endless Pinterest scrolling or seduced by another autoplay IGTV video on Instagram.But those time-sucking tendencies could soon be a thing of the past if Sen. Josh Hawley gets his way.The Missouri Republican on Tuesday introduced legislation aimed at curbing “addictive and deceptive” techniques that “exploit” social media users.AdChoices广告“Big tech has embraced a business model of addiction,” Hawley said in a statement. “Too much of the ‘innovation’ in this space is designed not to create better products, but to capture more attention by using psychological tricks that make it difficult to look away.”Enter the SMART (Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology) Act, which bans certain habit-forming features, require choice parity for consent, and give users the power to monitor their time spent online.Hawley specifically calls out design features like infinite scroll and autoplay.He also wants to ban social media gamification—awarding badges for engaging with the platform (think Snapchat emoji rewards for Snapstreaks) without supplying access to added services, content, or functionality. Stay on target Twitter Tests Subscribe-to-Replies FeatureThis Twitter Bot Mashes Up Emoji To Create Fresh Faces
The team, led by Scott Snyder, devised a technique to get around the problem of individual plants making such minute quantities of the chemical that it has been virtually impossible until now to isolate and then put them to good use; they built compounds that are similar to the polyphenols normally produced by grapes, but different enough to allow the syntheses of differing chemicals contained within them.The health benefits of resveratrol are wide and varied; some have suggested that it’s responsible for the relatively low levels of coronary disease in France, due to the resveratrol in red wine that is consumed widely in the country, this despite the fact that the French diet is known for inclusion of lots of fatty foods. Also, a recent study by a University of Florida team of researchers found evidence that resveratrol might make getting older a less traumatic experience.Thus, the search to find ways to extract the chemical from grapes, or other resveratrol producing plants, so as to put it in a pill that people could take, has been underway for several years. Until now though, the going has been extremely slow due to the plants stubborn insistence on making just enough of the stuff to ward of diseases such as fungus.Now however, Snyder and his colleagues Andreas Gollner and Maria Chiriac, have figured out a way to use a reagent (a chemical or substance added to something to produce a specific reaction) called bromodiethylsulfide bromopentachloroantimonate to cause a resveratrol dimer (a chemical structure consisting of two sub-units) to accept additional monomers (a molecule that binds to other molecules to form a polymer) to in effect, grow more resveratrol from its basic unit, allowing for the production of virtually any amount of the precious chemical.Having resveratrol in pill form would offer the benefits of drinking red wine to consumers without the drawbacks, such as the ill effects of alcohol and the breakdown of tooth enamel that occurs with all citric based drinks that lead to dental problems. (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers working at Columbia University in New York have succeeded in synthesizing several compounds from the stilbenoid, resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in the skin of grapes that has been shown to have a wide variety of medicinal benefits. More information: Regioselective reactions for programmable resveratrol oligomer synthesis, Nature 474, 461–466 (23 June 2011) doi:10.1038/nature10197AbstractAlthough much attention has been devoted to resveratrol, a unique polyphenol produced by plants and credited as potentially being responsible for the ‘French paradox’—the observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, even though their diet is high in saturated fats—the oligomers of resveratrol have been largely ignored despite their high biological activity. Challenges in achieving their isolation in sufficient quantity from natural sources, coupled with an inability to prepare them easily synthetically, are seen as the main obstacles. Here we report a programmable, controlled and potentially scalable synthesis of the resveratrol family via a three-stage design. The synthetic approach requires strategy- and reagent-guided chemical functionalizations to differentiate two distinct cores possessing multiple sites with the same or similar reactivity, ultimately leading to five higher-order natural products. This work demonstrates that challenging, positionally selective functionalizations of complex materials are possible where biosynthetic studies have indicated otherwise, it provides materials and tools with which to unlock the full biochemical potential of this family of natural products, and it affords an intellectual framework within which other oligomeric families could potentially be accessed. Skeletal formula of trans-resveratrol. Image: Wikipedia © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Citation: Chemists figure out how to synthesize compounds from resveratrol (2011, June 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-chemists-figure-compounds-resveratrol.html Low doses of a red wine ingredient fight diabetes in mice This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: The state government is determined to ensure that the company which is constructing a particular bridge takes the responsibility for its maintenance for 25 years.At the same time, the same agencies that have earlier constructed bridges in the area under the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) will have to carry out the “health” assessment and necessary repairing work of the respective constructions.Though the agencies have to take the responsibility of maintenance of the structures, the financial support in this connection will be provided by the state government. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeCiting an example of the Ultadanga bridge, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said: “The bridge was inaugurated during the Left Front regime in 2011 just ahead of the Assembly elections. It was constructed by Mackintosh Burn (a state government undertaking company). On Wednesday, there was a meeting with Chief General Manager of Mackintosh Burn, Sumitava Ghosh. The agency was directed to take the responsibility for the maintenance of the bridge.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe further added that if needed, the agencies can also engage experts and take their suggestions to ensure proper maintenance of the bridges.”The state government will be bearing the cost. But the same agency that had constructed the structure has to take responsibility for its maintenance. The reason being, there could be some sort of problem if the work is offered to some other agency as the engineering companies are each other’s competitors and might engage in blame game eventually,” said Hakim, adding that there was no maintenance of the bridges for the past 30 years during the Left Front regime. Moreover, the agencies just cannot carry out work to construct new bridges but also have to look after them.Hakim will be inspecting nine bridges on Thursday, namely the Kalighat bridge, Bijon Setu, Dhakuria bridge, Baghajatin bridge, Dr BR Ambedkar Bridge, Ultadanga bridge, Aurobinda Setu and Bankim Setu in Howrah.The minister said: “An expert of Larsen and Toubro has also been urged to visit the bridges during the inspection. His suggestions in connection with the maintenance of the bridges will also be taken.”The minister further added that after the change of guard in Bengal in 2011, the state government has ensured that the company that will get the contract to construct roads will also have to take responsibility of its maintenance for the next five years.”Similarly the move has been taken for bridges as well. But in this case, the construction company has to take responsibility for 25 years,” the Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister maintained.
Out of 200 agents, over 50% went home based in last 5 years, says new survey Tags: The Travel Agent Next Door, Travel Agent TORONTO — Becoming home based is now the norm for many Canadian travel agents, says a new survey, with over half of respondents making the leap in the last five years.Commissioned in December by The Travel Agent Next Door, the independent survey of almost 200 Canadian hosted travel agents found that over 50% had become home based in the last five years, illustrating the phenomenal growth in this sector. Of those surveyed, nearly half said they were earning more now than when they worked in a brick-and-mortar agency.Participating agents were affiliated with eight different host agencies; 12% chose not to divulge who they were associated with. A surprising 94% were primarily selling leisure travel, contrary to the popular belief that the travel agent is losing ground to customers booking direct online.The survey also found that only 6% of respondents preferred a salary or salary & commission structure, and that 92% believe they have a better work-life balance since becoming home based. Of those surveyed, 25% of home-based agents are male, and 60% were experienced agents before going home based.More news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from Ottawa“This is just the beginning of really understanding hosted agents and their needs,” said Flemming Friisdahl, Founder, The Travel Agent Next Door. “We will continue to invest in third party independent surveys to understand this growing market and how best to serve them.” The Canadian Press Posted by Wednesday, January 18, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>
New Krabi resort and name change for Centara’s Centra brandNew Krabi resort and name change for Centara’s Centra brandCentara Hotel & Resorts has just opened a new resort in beautiful Krabi, southern Thailand. The resort falls under the Centra brand which has been rebranded to Centra by Centara, allowing it to benefit from the company’s strong brand equity.Tucked away in the serenity of Ao Nang, just 10 minutes away from the buzzing nightlife, the new Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi is an affordable hotel offering great facilities at excellent value. This contemporary resort, just 35 minutes away from Krabi International Airport, was is designed as a cluster of low-rise buildings with 158 guest rooms, and gives guests great access to shopping, dining and Krabi’s lively beachside entertainment.Each room has generous living space of 24 to 49 square metres, and comes available in either a “Family Room” or interconnecting style, with the choice of twin or double beds. The resort is fully equipped for activities and for complete relaxation, with an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, bistro-style restaurant, free Wi-Fi access and meeting facilities.“Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi offers a modern contemporary style of accommodation, suitable for budget-savvy travellers who seek well-rounded facilities and adequate comfort. The Resort is the perfect base from which to affordably discover Krabi’s extensive attractions with plenty of incredible holiday experiences to be had. As an addition to our existing properties in Krabi, the new resort brings a high-quality, fun and friendly, value product to the market, catering to the needs of individuals, couples and families who seek all the services and facilities they need, and none of the unnecessary, additional extras they don’t.” said Mr. Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. Source = Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort Krabi
Source = Layana Resort & Spa Once Again, Layana Resort & Spa wins Top Hotel in ThailandOnce Again, Layana Resort & Spa wins Top Hotel in ThailandFor the second consecutive year, and the third time in the past 4 years, Layana Resort & Spa, has been voted the “Top Hotel in Thailand” in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards!As well, the resort features prominently in a number of specific categories, with the full list of honours being:Top: #1 Top Hotel in Thailand, #11 Top Hotel in AsiaRomance: #2 in Thailand, #4 in Asia, #20 in the WorldLuxury: #1 in Thailand, #8 in Asia, #17 in the WorldBest Service: #1 in Thailand, #11 in AsiaThese awards are a tremendous honor for Layana Resort & Spa, and we are extremely proud of this superb achievement, a testimony to the efforts of the Layana team who continuously achieve the highest levels of exceptional service.The TripAdvisor awards are unique in that they are based on the reviews and opinions expressed by millions of travelers around the world, and, thus, we must profusely thank all its incredible guests for their support in sharing their Layana experiences.
5. The Holiday: the village of Shere, SurreySet in ‘the most photographed town in Surrey’, Shere is a beautiful and quintessentially English country village that’s less than an hour away from London by train. The iconic little cottage that belonged to Kate Winslet’s character, Iris, was created just for the film but you can visit the picturesque village where many of the scenes were shot. Book a hotel in London 2. Notting Hill: The ‘blue door’ a.k.a. William Thacker’s flatSo many fantastic scenes in this epic film feature this unassuming blue door (in case you miss it, it’s the big one on the right BTW). You know the one. Spike posing in his pants in front of the press photographers after they discovered Anna Scott stayed over. Yeah that one. By the time the film came out, it had new owners who decided to paint the iconic door black because of the film’s popularity but, since then, the home changed hands again and it’s been painted its recognisable blue again once more. Phew.Explore the door (and find a hotel in London) 6. Pride and Prejudice: Groombridge Place, KentA little further away from London is one of the most important settings in Pride and Prejudice and in comes in the form of a house. Whilst many of the filming locations for this classic film were towards the North of England, such as Chatsworth House and around the Peak District area, Groombridge Place in Kent was selected to play the Bennet’s home and it’s here in this magnificent setting that we see some of the iconic trials and tribulations unfold. Book a room in London (probably not the same size as this house) Whilst most of these romantic film locations are in London, or just a very short train ride away, this could be the perfect time to show your other half just how much you care and take inspiration from this whistle-stop tour of romantic spots from some of the most romantic films ever. You can take all of the credit too – our lips are sealed – although if you guys do get married because of this, then an invite to the wedding would be nice… Buckle up, it’s about to get soppy.Find me flights to London 1. Shakespeare in Love: The Rose Theatre, BanksideFun fact: the ‘Rose Theatre’ in the film, where we see some of the most romantic and passionate scenes, was built specifically as a film set. Sorry to break that to you, but it’s kinda important. If you’re after the real Rose Theatre, where Shakespeare would have premiered his earliest plays, you’ll find its historic remains just around the corner from The Globe. It also hosts a variety of incredible performances which are definitely worth checking out.Book a trip and see if your sonnets work Need to plan a trip pronto? Give this thing a go ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Four Weddings and a Funeral: Old Royal Naval College Chapel, GreenwichCast your minds back to 1994. Yep – that’s when Four Weddings was released. That’s over two decades ago and now we’re feeling a little old… The Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich is where we see wedding number two, between Bernard and Lydia, but that’s not where its film appearances end. Oh, no, no, no. The Old Royal Naval College has actually featured in a plethora of other films such as Les Miserables, The Madness of King George, Tomb Raider, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Duchess and lots more. Basically the chapel is well famous, absolutely stunning and definitely worth a visit. Getting hitched in London? Grab a hotel room 4. Bridget Jones’ Diary: Bridget’s flat, London BridgeHead down to the fabulous Borough Market and, on your way, look out for The Globe on Bedale Street. Above this pub is where Bridget’s little flat was. This is where she famously made blue soup (heard it was delicious) and where Mr Mark Darcy told Bridget he loved her for the first time. D’aww .Need a hotel to recover in? Get clickin’
On Earth Day, wholearth beauty and bath launched in select Anthropologie stores, the first line of USDA certified organic and eco-friendly beauty products in the country. Among the seven items is the 100% certified organic fragrance, made from only pure organic extracts and essential nutrients and oils.The brainchild of Danny Seo, founder of Earth 2000 and self-described green living expert, the beauty line demonstrates the Seo’s lifestyle and vocation: sustainability and environmentalism do not have to be mutually exclusive of beautiful design and quality products.“It can be confusing to determine what’s truly eco-friendly when it comes to bath and beauty products,” Seo said in a press release. “I want products that not only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients, but package them beautifully in post-consumer recycled packaging. It should be green from the inside out.”Seo worked for two years on the line, collaborating with boom! Creative Development, an Ohio-based company that networks entrepreneurs with top manufacturing laboratories and marketing firms that embrace sustainability and luxury. The result is a “certified organic” – meaning at least 95% of ingredients are certified organic and appear on the National List of Approved Material and the processing facilities met several standards – face scrub, body wash and lotion, body souffle, body scrub, linen mist and perfume.Heavy on the citrus, particularly grapefruit and lemon, the Grateful Planet body wash and matching lotion are smooth, light and silky, leaving skin soft, but with a certainly different consistency than traditional products. Aloe and shea butter moisturize and heal the skin while sunflower seed and coconut oils help prevent moisture loss.The No. 10 fragrance in the collection provides a youthful complement to the scents of the scrubs and lotions. Again packing a citrus punch, the perfume takes a Mediterranean turn with notes of Italian lemon blended with South American charm: Brazilian orange and pink grapefruit. Intermixed with Hawaiian Coconut and even scents of Concord grapes, the perfume will have you dreaming of the natural landscapes of tropical escapes – links to Mother Earth we are proud to preserve.Products range from $25-$65. Visit wholearthbeauty.com.
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