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first_imgDarjeeling: The recent meeting between the Darjeeling Tea Association and the trade unions failed to resolve the ongoing arrear impasse. In January 2018, the daily wages of tea garden workers had been increased by Rs 17.50. In majority of tea gardens in the Hills, the increment took effect from March 2018.”Though a year has passed, still the arrear has not been paid in around 60 per cent of the tea gardens in the Hills,” said Balam Tamang, president, Darjeeling sub division committee, Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union, which is affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. There are 87 gardens in the Hills. On March 1, the Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union had issued an ultimatum to the gardens that if arrears were not paid within March 6, the dispatch of tea would be stopped from March 7. The joint forum of tea trade unions had threatened to stop plucking of leaves, if arrears were not paid by March 10. “Arrears could not be paid to tea workers because of financial paucity. By stopping plucking and dispatches the financial situation would further get compounded which would be detrimental to the interest of the workers and the onus of which would be on the trade unions themselves,” said Sandeep Mukherjee, principal advisor, Darjeeling Tea Association. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe unions have decided to continue the agitation. “The meeting failed because the Darjeeling Tea Association did not agree to pay arrears by March 10. They have not announced a fresh date for a meeting also. We will continue with the protests,” Tamang said. The joint forum has also decided to continue with the agitation. “We will wait till March 10 as declared earlier. If they fail to pay the arrear we will stop plucking tea leaves from March 11,” said Saman Pathak, a member of the joint forum.last_img read more

Rabat – A group of Moroccans from several countries of the world gathered Friday in Rabat to announce the creation of the Forum of Moroccans of the world.According to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the Forum is a” Think Tank” which aims to bring together the different experiences of Moroccans living abroad.In a communique released by MAP, Moroccans of the World said that their Forum “is a space for dialogue and exchange. “It is a new synergy able to instill a responsible and peaceful discourse on all issues related to Moroccan immigration in host societies, as well as its relations with Morocco,” they added. This initiative led by members of the forum are Moroccans living in several countries in the world including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, UAE, Ivory Coast, Canada etc. gained the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community abroad.Anis Birou, Minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and migration affairs, welcomed the initiative, saying that it is a “positive and constructive approach.” read more

Rabat – A new report ranks Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (UCAM) and the Mohammed V University of Rabat as the 12th and 15th best universities in Africa, according to a new report by the United Kingdom-based site Times Higher Education (THE).The Moroccan institutes were the only two universities from Francophone Africa found on the 15-member list.THE’s report said it takes into account several criteria to rank institutes of higher education, including academic and professional reputation, the volume of publications and citations in scientific journals, the teacher-student ratio, and the weight of international pedagogical exchanges. “This snapshot ranking is based on the same criteria as the World University Rankings but we are keen to develop a bespoke range of metrics, following a public consultation, for a full Africa University Ranking,” Phil Baty, the list’s editor, said.South Africa had the strongest showing in the report. Out of the six South African universities listed, four were in the top five and the University of Cape Town took first place for “adopting strategies to become research-led flagship universities.”Egypt’s Suez Canal University, Alexandria University, and Cairo University ranked in the 9th, 10th, and 11th spots, right above UCAM.THE said the publication of the rankings anticipates the outcomes of the news organization’s second Africa Universities Summit, which will held on the 27th to the 29th of April at the University of Ghana, which won 7th place.The THE Africa Universities Summit will cover “globalization and policy directions for African higher education” and consider the best ways to educate Africa’s booming youth population. read more

NEW YORK — Facebook says some of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s posts on the social media site were deleted due to technical errors.The company says it is unclear which posts were deleted. Facebook says the posts were mistakenly deleted a few years ago and the work required to restore them was extensive and might not have worked.The deleted posts were first reported by Business Insider. All posts from 2007 and 2008 have been deleted, according to the report.The way Facebook shares company information has changed over the years. It introduced its current “Newsroom” page in 2014 and shares and archives major company announcements there.The Associated Press

Slovenia lost Top scorer – Dragan Gajic injured

September 22, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

Slovenia will face Russia in the first match of World Championship 2013 quarter-final without top scorer on this tournament – Dragan Gajic. Right winger who scored 34 goals in six matches will be replaced with line-player Petar Pucelj because of injury. That would be serious blow for young Slovenian team who is the biggest positive surprise of the first big event in new Olympic cycle… ← Previous Story New chapter of handball history – France VS Croatia Next Story → Croatia sent “Experts” home!

first_imgHow cool would it be to flash a ROM and not have to worry about reinstalling apps or losing your data? MoDaCo.SWITCH might be a real step in that direction.There’s a small but incredibly active group of users out there that love messing with their phones. As fast as developers can work out new features for homebrew ROMs for Android phones, these users are all too eager to flash their phones to get the latest thing to play with.There are varying degrees of excitement here, but the behavior is neither new nor is it going away anytime soon. It comes with an inherent downside, which is that every time you flash a ROM you lose everything. You have to restore your data through a backup tool or by logging back into your social networking accounts. There’s ways to make this slightly less painful, but you’re still starting over.Enter MoDaCo.SWITCH, an app geared towards allowing HTC One users to easily flip between the Google Play edition ROM and the Sense 4.2.2 ROM currently available in the UK. What makes this software special is the ability to flip back and forth between the two without losing any of your data. Basically, the apps and information you have stored in one ROM are available on the other. This is possible because the underlying systems between these two ROMs are so similar. The HTC One GPe ROM features a lot of the Sense frameworks, so despite the visual and feature differenced these ROMs are pretty similar.While this app looks like a lot of fun for those of us who love flashing new software to our phones just because it’s available, this is a niche app even for ROM geeks. What is exciting aboutMoDaCo.SWITCH isn’t so much what it can do now, but what it could do next. If you could apply this same concept to a wider variety of ROMs, you could largely do away with the restore process between each flash. It’s not quite as simple as I just made it seem, but the idea is incredibly intriguing.There’s also the possibility that, in the future, we’ll be able to plug and play features from different ROMs in an a la carte fashion. Google Play edition HTC One with the Sense camera and CyanogenMod privacy features? Sign me up, please.last_img read more

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Telecommunications organisation Colt Technology Services has launched a recognition programme for its workforce, which numbers 5,000 employees across 22 countries.The programme, known as Colt Inspire, was introduced in October using Xexec’s employee recognition portal. Employees can use the platform to nominate one another for multiple financial and non-financial awards, including peer-to-peer thank yous, special occasions, instant financial awards, quarterly awards, career milestone awards and a CEO award.The programme features a multi-currency programme, incorporating cost of living index calculators alongside local country redemption catalogues with retail vouchers and multi-currency prepaid cards.Masha Boldyreva (pictured), interim executive vice president of HR at Colt Technology Services, said: “At Colt, we strive to be the most customer-oriented business in the industry. To meet such a goal, we aim to foster a challenger culture and an important part of that is recognising the team members who fundamentally contribute to what we stand for.”The programme was promoted to employees via an integrated launch marketing campaign across internal print and digital media, including email-distributed video teasers.Boldyreva said: “This new recognition programme and portal allow us to improve our employees’ experience as we reward the behaviours that are vital to us, make our systems more engaging to use, and align our practices to be simple and transparent. Xexec has proved to be a responsive and creative partner and the result is a meaningful and compelling recognition solution for all our global employees.”The portal has been built for mobile, tablet and desktop devices and includes a Facebook-style newsfeed, with winner entries, messaging and likes. Back-end functions include cost centre budget management, bespoke reporting and RSS feeds into the company intranet.Jamie King, head of global reward at Xexec, said: “Due to the size and geographical scope of this scheme, this was an ambitious and complex programme to develop and we’re delighted to be involved. Colt is a really exciting, dynamic business and it’s great to see them taking reward and recognition so seriously and delivering a solution with such passion.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Alaska Oil and Gas Association has announced that the state had its first year-over-year increase in oil production in more than a decade.KTUU-TV reports ( that the figures provided by the Alaska Department of Revenue show that oil production between April 2015 and March 2016 was nearly one percent higher from the previous year. The state has not seen a yearly increase in oil production since 2002.last_img

first_img Google Maps now covers our solar system IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:16Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:14?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 … Closecenter_img Google Maps is by far the best and reliable source for all navigation needs and the various features within the app makes it more useful than one can imagine. From finding a new place to checking real-time traffic updates, Google Maps helps out millions with its guidance. But even the best ones tend to fail sometimes and Google Maps one minor error stranded hundreds in an empty field. To make matters worse, commuters were trying to get to an airport to either pick someone or catch a flight.According to CNN, a crash on Pena Boulevard, which connects to Denver International Airport in Colorado, triggered Google Maps to look for an alternate route to the airport without being stuck in the traffic. Like always, Google Maps suggested a detour, which reportedly cut the estimated time to reach the destination in half. Who wouldn’t take it?When hundreds of drivers found Google Maps’ supposedly wise suggestion, they didn’t think twice before taking the detour. After all, the alternate route showed only 23 minutes to the destination, which was initially 43 minutes, Connie Monsees, a woman who was on her way to the airport to pick her husband when she encountered the wreck Pena Boulevard, told CNN. Google Maps misguided hundredsREUTERS/Dado RuvicTo her surprise, and a hundred others, Google Maps’ detour turned out to be a nightmare. Following the directions, drivers were led to an empty field. A couple of cars up front had already been stuck in the mud, which brought the further incoming vehicles to a standstill. The mud road was so narrow that cars couldn’t make a U-turn to join the original route, stranding hundreds in middle of nowhere.In response to this fiasco, Google said that the road it suggested was not marked private.”We take many factors into account when determining driving routes, including the size of the road and the directness of the route,” the company said in a statement. “While we always work to provide the best directions, issues can arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather. We encourage all drivers to follow local laws, stay attentive, and use their best judgment while driving,” Google said in a statement, CNN reported. Google Maps suggests detour, leaves hundreds of drivers in shockandroidspin.comMonsees, who experienced it all first hand, said her car was able to get out of the muddy road as it was an all-wheel drive. She also managed to give two people a ride to the airport and they caught their flight.This is not the first time Google Maps misguided its users. Recently, a similar incident took place in Goa, India, where it gave the wrong route to those who were trying to get to the Baga beach. As a result, locals resorted to the old-school method of putting up a banner that said: “You are fooled by Google Maps.”Have you been a victim of Google Maps’ misguidance? Share your story with us.last_img read more

first_imgAfter saying he supported a “purge” of the FBI and Department of Justice a Republican US lawmaker on Wednesday toned down his call but still said he was “frustrated” with investigators he thinks may be biased.One day prior the Florida representative Francis Rooney had called for a “purge” of officials in the FBI and Justice Department, a notion raised as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is increasingly threatening President Donald Trump’s inner circle“I’m very concerned that the DOJ and the FBI, whether you want to call it ‘deep state’ or what, are kind of off the rails,” Rooney said.On Wednesday, he conceded the term “purge” may be “a pretty strong word,” but said he was still “pretty frustrated” with what he sees as politically compromised officials, including alleged bias in the FBI after a top agent’s anti-Trump text messages were released to the media.That news led Republicans in recent weeks to press the US Justice Department to name a new independent prosecutor to head the investigation into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign team and Russia.Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow has also called for an outside investigation into bias, in a move aimed at putting the Mueller team on the defensive.FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page were both reportedly dropped from the Russia investigation in July, after Mueller became aware of their extramarital affair.The hundreds of messages, mostly sent during the presidential campaign last year, showed Strzok calling Trump an “idiot” and a “douche” while Page said of Trump: “This man cannot be president.”Rooney also mentioned pointed to the role of a senior Justice Department official and his wife in the notorious “Russia dossier,” a file compiled by a former British spy detailing links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.The official, former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr, was reassigned after it was shown that his wife helped compile the dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton campaign.Rooney said the House Oversight Committee must get “to the bottom” of that situation.last_img read more

Are Profits Killing Youth Sports

September 2, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_img Listen Share 00:00 /04:03 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: FlickrMany parents are spending a lot of hours and a lot of money, to give their kids the best shot at doing well, in sports.But some athletes think things are getting out of hand, that kids are being pushed too hard and given false hopes about their chances to make it big. One of those athletes, who made it very big lives right here in Houston.Carl Lewis is often considered one of the greatest Olympic athletes of the twentieth century. Now, as a track coach at the University of Houston he says there’s no comparing when he was growing up, to youth sports today.“Sports has gone from something that was important for kids to have; PE was important, health, and diet, and nutrition, participating, those were all important things. And it’s gone from that to pay to play,” Lewis says.Lewis worries that some sports, like baseball, have simply become too expensive to play for some kids.Jenea Bender would probably agree. As a full-time teacher and driver who shuttles to practices and games a middle school aged son and daughter, she says her family is busy with youth sports typically five to six days a week. But time is not the only cost. “Her stuff itself is around $300.00 a month. My son’s baseball, probably $200.00 a month,” Bender says as she describes the financial commitment the family makes for their children. Bender says that monthly cost for baseball practices and games doesn’t include the $1,000-plus they’ve spent on equipment, or the thousands it can cost for a child to compete in an out-of-town tournament, or camp.And tournaments and camps have become a big business. So big in fact, that the majority of these elite camps and club teams have become the gateway to future participation and success.“You don’t use your high school sport anymore, if you’re that good to get recruited to college except for football, everything’s club. Why is there so many clubs? Well, it’s a business, you can make money,” says Meredith Walton. She played tennis in college and professionally, before coaching on the college level and now locally. She thinks profits are altering goals.“I think youth sports have gotten away from what’s in the best interest of kids development. You get into, you know hey if I open up an indoor sports center, how much money can I make? So the more leagues I run, the more tournaments I run, the more programs I run, I’m going to make more money,” she says.Walton also worries that the financial opportunities for clubs and youth leagues results in unneeded pressure. “I think parents feel the pressure that if their kids not doing it, they’re gonna miss out. I mean there’s no doubt like in baseball, and I hear it all the time. As soon as their kid doesn’t play season of select, they’re not going to go back to that team.” Carl Lewis says while it’s great to dream of what could be, parents and their kids have to be careful when a coach starts talking about a “college scholarship,” or “going pro.”“If they show any aptitude at any level, they’ll say, “Oh my God, they can be a pro one day, and they can be professional.” People just get completely discombobulated and jaded to this, to these facts and they invest, invest, invest. And then when you’re in a youth sports, “Oh your kid is really good, my God he’s great!” Freeze! Okay he’s nine, you know. There’s no correlation between a nine year old great one and an adult. It just isn’t,” Lewis says.There’s something else to consider: the toll of taking sports too seriously at any early age. Dr. Alfred Mansour is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Memorial Hermann.“It’s almost a society’s unintended consequence. You want your kids to still be able to participate, and so you get a private lesson. And then everyone else is doing two private lessons and so you get a third private lesson. And it’s really the snowball, crazy unsustainable cycle where everybody is maxing out what they think they can do at the level when their bodies aren’t really built to handle that at this age. Kids are made to play,” says Dr. Mansour.Doctors say specializing in one sport can raise the risk of over-use injuries. Mansour sees injuries that used to occur only in older kids, is now becoming more commonplace in kids under ten.And when it comes to kids choosing one sport to specialize in, Lewis says it could have been a big mistake for him had he specialized too early. “If I was coming up now, around thirteen or fourteen I was clearly more advanced in soccer than I was in track. So I probably would’ve been told, to stop track and go for soccer all year long,” says Lewis.Instead, he kept he kept doing both sports through his junior year of high school, and went on to win ten Olympic medals for track in four different Olympic Games. X last_img read more

first_img Cosmologists weigh cosmic filaments and voids 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. Tangled web. A simulation of gravitationally interacting dark matter particles in the Universe shows the stringy nature of dark matter, peppered with voids, over the largest distance scales. Credit: N. Hamaus/Paris Inst. of Astrophys. & M. Warren/Los Alamos National Lab, via Physics More information: Universal Density Profile for Cosmic Voids, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 251302 – Published 27 June 2014: … ysRevLett.112.251302 . On Arxiv: present a simple empirical function for the average density profile of cosmic voids, identified via the watershed technique in ΛCDM N-body simulations. This function is universal across void size and redshift, accurately describing a large radial range of scales around void centers with only two free parameters. In analogy to halo density profiles, these parameters describe the scale radius and the central density of voids. While we initially start with a more general four-parameter model, we find two of its parameters to be redundant, as they follow linear trends with the scale radius in two distinct regimes of the void sample, separated by its compensation scale. Assuming linear theory, we derive an analytic formula for the velocity profile of voids and find an excellent agreement with the numerical data as well. In our companion paper [Sutter et al., arXiv:1309.5087 [Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. (to be published)]], the presented density profile is shown to be universal even across tracer type, properly describing voids defined in halo and galaxy distributions of varying sparsity, allowing us to relate various void populations by simple rescalings. This provides a powerful framework to match theory and simulations with observational data, opening up promising perspectives to constrain competing models of cosmology and gravity. , arXiv Explore further Journal information: Physical Review Letters Scientists still don’t know much about dark matter—it’s believed to make up most of the known universe (as evidenced by gravitational studies) and doesn’t interact much with parts of the universe we can see, which of course, includes light. To gain a better understanding of it, researchers have been creating computer simulations based on what is observable. Such simulations in the past have shown that dark matter is not uniform, in fact, if we could see it, it would look a lot like the inside of bones—lots of air pockets (voids) with boundary material between them. The simulations indicate that the voids in dark matter form as dark matter akin to a gas, collapses under its own gravity into sheets or filaments that form the boundary between the voids. They also have shown that there appears to be more void, than boundary. Some theories suggest that such structures gave rise to the parts of the universe we are able to see. In this new effort, the research trio has created a new simulation that provides a better perspective on the size and shapes of the voids—focusing specifically on density profiles. Their simulation excluded matter that can be seen but did include dark energy.The new simulation showed voids of various sizes and shapes as has been seen with other simulations—what was new with this simulation was that the team showed that the average density of dark matter reached its maximum in the walls that formed the borders between the voids. They also found that the spherical densities believed to exist at the center of the voids, applies not only to voids of all shapes and sizes, but to those that existed in earlier cosmic history. Interestingly, the researchers found they could fit the profiles empirically using just two parameters in a single formula. © 2014 ( —Three physicists affiliated with several universities in the U.S. and France have built a computer simulation of the bubble-like voids that exist in dark matter which offers better density information. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe how their simulation showed that such voids have a wide range of sizes and ages with highest densities occurring in boundary areas. Citation: Trio of physicists create computer simulation of dark matter using an empirical function (2014, July 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Haj stampede Toll of Indians mounts to 45

August 31, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_img“The toll of Indians killed in Haj stampede is now 45. We have 50 Indian pilgrims in various hospitals in Saudi Arabia,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. On Sunday, 13 bodies were identified, taking the toll to 35.Swaraj had on Sunday put the toll in the Haj stampede in Mina at 1,090, much higher than the figure of 769 given by Saudi authorities. “ The Saudi authorities have released photos of pilgrims, who have died in Haj stampede,” Swaraj had tweeted. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damThe number of injured in the tragedy stands at 934. King Salman has ordered the formation of a committee to probe the incident during the five-day pilgrimage, in which around two million people from over 180 countries took part. From India, 1.5 lakh pilgrims performed Haj.Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam that should be performed at least once in a lifetime by every Muslim who is financially and physically capable.The stampede broke out after two lines of pilgrims converged on each other from different directions at an intersection close to the five-storey Jamarat Bridge in Mina for symbolic stoning of the devil.It is the second major accident for pilgrims this year, after a construction crane collapsed on September 11 at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, killing over 100, including 11 Indians.Meanwhile, the toll of Pakistani pilgrims in the Haj stampede on Monday doubled from 18 to 36, even as scores of people are still missing after the worst incident in 25 years to strike the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.last_img read more

Head injury may cause loss of smell anxiety

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first_imgWhile it is already known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily, researchers have found that even minor head injuries may lead to olfactory and anxiety problems. The study found that even minor accidents like falling off a bike with a helmet on, taking a tumble on the ski slopes, slipping on ice and hitting one’s head can provoke the same kind of problems as in major head injuries. “It’s important that patients report any loss of smell, because it’s not something their general practitioners normally ask about,” she said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, the researchers compared 20 hospital patients who had mild concussions with 22 who had broken limbs but had no concussion. Within 24 hours of their accident, just over half of those with mild concussions had a reduced sense of smell versus five per cent of the patients with broken bones. A year later, although their sense of smell was back to normal, the first group of patients had significantly more anxiety than the control group.last_img read more

first_img 3 min read October 21, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Apple Inc told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be “impossible” with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the “technical ability” to help law enforcement unlock older phones.Apple’s position was laid out in a brief filed late Monday, after a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York, sought its input as he weighed a U.S. Justice Department request to force the company to help authorities access a seized iPhone during an investigation.In court papers, Apple said that for the 90 percent of its devices running iOS 8 or higher, granting the Justice Department’s request “would be impossible to perform” after it strengthened encryption methods.Those devices include a feature that prevents anyone without the device’s passcode from accessing its data, including Apple itself.The feature was adopted in 2014 amid heightened privacy concerns following leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance programs.Apple told U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein it could access the 10 percent of its devices that continue to use older systems, including the one at issue in the case. But it urged the judge to not require it to comply with the Justice Department’s request.”Forcing Apple to extract data in this case, absent clear legal authority to do so, could threaten the trust between Apple and its customers and substantially tarnish the Apple brand,” Apple’s lawyers wrote.A spokeswoman for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, whose office is handling the case, declined comment.Earlier this month, Orenstein expressed skepticism about whether he could require Apple to disable security on the iPhone, citing Congress’ failure to act on the issue of encryption despite the urging of the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.Orenstein deferred ruling until Apple had a chance to say if it was “technically feasible and, if so, whether compliance with the proposed order would be unduly burdensome.”Apple in its brief said it limited its views to those questions rather than the broader legal issue at hand, which it called “important.” In an order Tuesday, Orenstein invited Apple to address that issue. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.The case is In re Order requiring Apple, Inc to assist in the execution of a search warrant issued by the court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, No. 15-mc-01902.(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Michael Perry) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- People spread ‘Women don’t have penises’ stickers across Liverpool beachLGBT Witch-hunt: North Carolina no longer welcomes transgender travelers and residentsNorthern Ireland DUP councilor backs motion to light up town hall in rainbow colors for PrideRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson (pictured here) unanimously passed a motion saying trans women are women Led by Mayor Joe Anderson, the motion passed unanimously on Wednesday, 19 September.Tell me more!This comes less than a month after a transphobic women’s group called ReSisters defaced the city with phallic-shaped stickers. The stickers read ‘women don’t have penises.’Anderson told the council meeting that ReSisters promoted ‘hate against people who are different’. He also accused the group of bullying and intimidation.The motion also encouraged developers to include gender-neutral restrooms in their building plans. Additionally, it promised to show solidarity in public ways. For instance, lighting council buildings in the colors of the trans flag. Plus flying the flag at the town hall one weekend a year.The oppositionThe Liverpool ReSisters have stated their concerns about self-identification. This is the process by which trans men and women self-declare their gender without the need for medical proof.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Liverpool recently passed a motion saying that transgender women are no different from cisgender women. ‘Self ID erodes vital safeguarding principles by preventing women and children from listening to their feelings of discomfort,’ a Liverpool ReSisters spokesperson told the council.‘I urge the council to… listen with an open mind to all sides of the issue [and to] consider the complexity of self ID and the full impact its implementation will have on Liverpool citizens.’Upon Mayor Anderson’s takedown of the ReSisters group, he received a standing ovation.‘If you approached it in a different way and wanted to have a sensible discussion with us then we would have listened,’ Anderson stated. ‘But we won’t tolerate abuse of members of this community that we respect, value, and love.’Reactions from LGBTI rights groupsLGBTI rights organization Stonewall told the BBC that this decision ‘sends a very powerful and very welcome message of acceptance.’‘Not only has the council reaffirmed its commitment to trans inclusion and equality, it’s gone a step further with plans to host a public, visible celebration of trans equality in the city centre.’‘The bullying and abuse of trans people is at epidemic levels [and] to change this we need to see more visible support and leadership from organisations and institutions across Britain.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

first_imgMay 25, 2007 Master Artist Yo Takimoto visited Arcosanti to teach his Japanese Wood Carving class for the second time. Master Takimoto offers classes in Japan and on the west-coast of the United States. He brings pieces of American wood for his classes in Japan and when he teaches in the United States, students have a choice to carve with Japanese wood. Master Artist Yo Takimoto visited Arcosanti to teach his Japanese Wood Carving class for the second time. Master Takimoto offers classes in Japan and on the west-coast of the United States. He brings pieces of American wood for his classes in Japan and when he teaches in the United States, students have a choice to carve with Japanese wood. [from upper left] Everyone picked out a piece of wood for their carving. Master Takimoto chooses the right kind of knife for each student, depending on the hard- or softness of their choice of wood. Students view some of the masters carvings. Director Tomiaki Tamura formally introduces Master Tokimoto. [Photo & text: sa] Students use japanese hand carving knifes called “Kiridashi”. The carving process is best described in Yo Takimoto’s brochure: “When carving wood, I am often reminded of the mother nature that tends to be forgotten in the urban environment. I can be in tune with nature while spending hours and hours in the end with the wood, and paying attention to what the wood itself is doing. I call this “kikezuri” which is an act of whittling rather than just carving. Many woods that I bring to the workshops are from Japan, and from US where I have traveled and collected along the way. Each has different history, touch, scent, and character. At my woodcarving class, I encourage everyone to pick the material as you see it, and to find the character of the wood as you carve it.” To add to this, Master Takimoto encouraged his students to carve instinctively, not to think too much about it, to just let the carving emerge. [Photo & text: sa] At the end of the class, all participants sat in a circle and passed around their carvings. Each person talked about the experience with their piece of wood and what the end result represented to them. We thank Master Yo Takimoto for his gracious tutelage and a fine experience. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

first_imgJune 11, 2012SOLERI ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR SALE We have placed selected Soleri original drawings for sale in the Arcosanti Gallery. All these original drawings on display have been previously chosen as part of an installation in the upcoming exhibition, “PAOLO SOLERI: Think. Draw. Build. SUSTAIN” at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum this coming winter (scheduled from February 18 to April 8, 2013). This unique offer coincides with the 93rd birthday(June 21st) of Paolo Soleri, recently retired from the Cosanti Foundation, devoting his time to writing.In order for prospective buyers to take possession of any of these rare items, original drawings which are available nowhere else, they will need to: [1] agree that the purchased pieces will be loaned to us for duration of the exhibition, [2] pay an initial deposit, 40% of the purchase price, and [3] take delivery of the purchased item after the exhibition closes, upon our receiving the balance of the payment. The prices for the art work range from $2,500 to $40,000. Please inquire for more details at Soleri Archives:  archives [at] arcosanti [dot] org, or 928.632.6240. The Northern Arizona University Art Museum plans to produce an exhibit catalogue that may feature these drawings. Any of these drawings that remain unsold after the exhibition will still be available for sale, likely at higher prices.[photos: Sue & text: Tomiaki Tamura, Jeff Stein] This particular drawing is part of Soleri’s Mesa City series and was displayed in several exhibitions, most notably in 1998 during “AT THE END OF THE CENTURY: One Hundred Years Of Architecture”.VILLAGE DESIGN FOR MESA CITY PROJECT [1958-64]Original drawing by Paolo Soleri[Ink, Acrylic, and Crayon on Paper] mounted in a light wood frame, off-white matte, frame size 58.75 inches wide x 17.75 inches high x 2 inches deep. This early work by Soleri traveled four continents as part of a major exhibition summarizing the architectural accomplishment throughout the world in the last century. The profound architectural exhibition began its international tour March 12. 1998 in Tokyo, Japan. Addressing architectural feats and ultimately transformations, “AT THE END OF THE CENTURY: One Hundred Years Of Architecture” recognized renowned architects and landmarks that represent the advancement within the twentieth century. The exhibition considered the numerous aspects of architectural evolution in seven essays, in addition to the numerous color illustrations. Easily understandable, whether scholar or learner, a student could see the progression of architecture and urbanism through a global perspective. The exhibition analyzed both how architecture has affected society, as well as what has been influential in the process of design. Some elements examined relating to the way architecture shapes civilization, consisted of urban growth, modernization and the desire for individuality. In opposition, economic, political and geographic factors were assessed. This exhibition considered the evolution of architecture and urbanism in the twentieth century, as both a conscious and unconscious movement. The exhibition was organized by Richard Koshalek and Elizabeth A.T. Smith for The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.The exhibition toured to:The Museum for Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan,Colegio de San Ifdefonso, Mexico City, Mexico,Ludwig Museum / Joseph Haubrich Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany,Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil,The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles,Sikinin R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.Paolo Soleri wrote about his Mesa City designs: Mesa City’s interest lies in (1) fragmented attempts to introduce corposity into the urban morphology, a premonition of the arcological concept; (2) a preoccupation with the ecological aspects of every phenomenon on this planet, including the human phenomenon; (3) the unequivocally stated conviction that the city is ultimately the most relevant aesthetic phenomenon on this earth and, consequently, that the characteristic genesis of the city is an act of creation, through the paths of discovery and invention. 1960Project Mesa City is the outline of a regional development in the west of the American continent or any other similar region. The land is internationalized under world government authority. Thus the sheltering of man is based on his worth, not on his clan. By dedicating a parcel of its land for this purpose, any developing country would see a radical transformation of its social, economic, and cultural life. [photo: David DeGomez & text: ‘At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture’ exhibition management, Paolo Soleri, Tomiaki Tamura]last_img read more

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