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Live Blog: Microsoft Office 2010 – A Discussion With Executive Management

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams Related Posts Tags:#cloud#news center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… We are at the Microsoft campus in Seattle today for a Future of Productivity Council event. We are hearing from Kurt DelBene, president of the Microsoft office team. We’ll be looking for how the team sees Office fitting with the cloud and Web apps.DelBene is presenting some of the numbers:Microsoft Office 2010 is now the fastest selling version of Office in history.More than 30 million people use the Office Web application.More tham 100 million SharePoint licenses sold to more than 17,000 customers.73% of enterprises in the United States currently use Exchange as primary email system.DelBene says the the company is still up in the air about if people are happy to go Twitter or Facebook or if people want a combined experience.Office 365 is in limited beta. It is on track to launch later this year.3:40 p.m.: delBene says the company is focused on using the Web to optimize its apps for the iPad.3:42 p.m.: In a Microsoft context, opening attachements are how most web applications are used. Anywhere access to content is the future, though. But for now the numbers show that people use apps for opening attachments.3:47: The cloud is the megatrend affecting how people work:By 2016, 43% of information workers in the United States will telecommute.In 2011, the digital universe will be 10 times the size of what it was in 2006.Social networks and blogs now account for more than 20% of time spent online.3:57 p.m.: Microsoft is trying to make data a more natural part of work. Goal is to make data visualizations easy for anyone to create. But there is lots to learn about what people want with data. As Office 365 goes to market it will be interesting to see what features people use. In first round, they are seeing people want statistics about email flow and other usages for the services offered about the platform.4:02 p.m.: Power Point was surprise feature of the new release for Microsoft Office 2010. People like the broadcast feature and syncing capabilities for people to share presentations. It’s another example for how the cloud is used and the importance of the Web applications for the company.They see multiple uses for Web apps being used as a platform. 4:04 p.m.: People like the ability of using the Web to access Office 365 instead of dialing into a corporate server.4:15 p.m. Mary Jo Foley is asking about the next version of Microsoft Office. What are executives thinking? Will it be Microsoft Office 2015 or she joked, will it be Microsoft Next? DelBene mentioned 2015 without much detail beyond that.4:25 p.m. Very minor developments are made to BPOS every 90 days.The more major releases happens every few years. Shipping according to that frequency is done because that is what the customers want. Cadence is adjusted to how people want the updates.4:31 p.m.: The cloud is interesting to all of Microsoft’s customers. Every ounce of functionality will be in the cloud. Mail will go first and other apps will follow. More customers are choosing Microsoft and are going to the cloud on their terms. In the nine month discussion of engagement, customers will find they are not ready but they want to reserve the right to go to the cloud on their own terms. Starbucks runs Exchange on premise. They did ship 7,000 laptops to stores.Those laptop are used with cloud-based services.That’s it! Have a great weekend!Travel and hotel expenses were covered for Alex Williams to attend Microsoft’s Future of Productivity event. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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First LEED Home in Northwest Georgia

first_imgInspectors making unreasonable demandsInside, the framing was clean and matched up to the full set of documents and the cut list that the owner/architect prepared. They incorporated some good advanced framing techniques, including header hangers instead of jack studs, right-sized headers, and 19.2-inch-on-center framing.They also used open corners and eliminated excess cripple studs under windowsills. Unfortunately, they were thwarted by an uninformed building inspector who made them install the unnecessary lumber in these locations. Apparently no amount of persuasion or letters from their engineers could change the inspector’s mind.This is the first house I have worked on to use mini-split heat pumps for space conditioning. They are using the ducted cassettes, with two in the crawlspace and two in the attic for good zone control. Incorporated into all the duct systems is a central dehumidifier that will also provide whole-house ventilation – a good option in this relatively mild but humid climate. Location, location, locationThis house is right-sized, well conceived, and carefully built – things that I see to rarely in my work. The only thing that raises some concern is the location. At the edge of a recently developed subdivision, it isn’t in a walker-friendly area, and while there is a school nearby, all other amenities require driving (or unpleasant walking).The location also raised another issue that doesn’t seem to come up in green building certifications. As the green rater on projects, I often drive as far as five hours to inspect my projects. Although I only visit a site a few times during the process, these long distances come with an environmental impact – one at least as important as the location of materials used in projects.Is it time to consider travel distances into environmental impacts of LEED and other green-certified projects? I haven’t yet taken on any truly long-distance or international projects, but more distance means more transportation energy, and additional overall environmental impact on the job. I know that this issue isn’t addressed in the current or next version of LEED, but is it something to consider down the road? I recently completed the green rater’s pre-drywall inspection on a LEED for homes project about a 1½ hour drive from where I live. It’s a very well done, modest house designed by an architect for his own, rapidly growing family. They are expecting their second child soon and look forward to moving into their new LEED home shortly after the new arrival.My first impression on arriving at the job site was the flurry of activity – there were at least eight workers plugging away at siding, masonry, and building a deck on this fairly small house. A close look at the work they were doing made it clear that the builder runs a good operation. The jobsite was clean, workers cutting the fiber-cement siding were wearing appropriate protective gear, and the level of detail and quality of installation on the exterior trim were top-notch.last_img read more

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Amazon Acquires More, India’s 4th Largest Retail Chain

first_imgAmazon Inc and India-focused private equity firm Samara Capital have agreed to buy More, India’s fourth largest food and grocery retailer, from the Aditya Birla Group for Rs 4,200 crore ($579 million), according to reports. This will be Amazon’s biggest acquisition in India, and will mark its entry into the food retail business in India.Witzig Advisory Services, which is owned by Samara Alternative Investment Fund, will own 51 percent in the company while Amazon will pick up 49 percent stake, media reports said.This deal is important for Amazon as the world’s largest e-commerce company tries to focus on physical stores in its fight with Walmart, which is now betting big on e-commerce. Earlier this year, Walmart acquired Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, for $16 billion, to counter Amazon.The board of Aditya Birla Retail (ABRL) on Sept. 19 gave its approval to the deal in which private equity fund Samara Capital acquired the majority 51 percent in ABRL, while Amazon’s investment arm, Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings, bought the balance 49 percent, Financial Express reported, citing sources.Although an official statement from the the Aditya Birla Group did not mention Amazon’s name, it said that Witzig will buy Aditya Birla Retail, which operates the More supermarket chain, from RKN Retail and Kanishtha Finance. Both of these companies together own 62 percent and 37 percent, respectively, of the retail company. ABRL is the fourth-largest supermarket chain in India, after Future Group, RelianceRetail and DMart.With this buy, Amazon gets ready access to 575 supermarkets and 20 hypermarkets. The deal will enable the American giant to be a significant player in India’s $400 billion food and grocery business.This will be Amazon’s second acquisition in the foods and grocery business. In 2017, the company bought American grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.It will also be Amazon’s second investment in an Indian retail chain. In Sept. 2017, Amazon bought a 5 percent stake in Shoppers Stop for Rs 179 crore. The Jeff Bezos-led firm plans to set up about 100-150 stores every year in India, which will mostly be neighborhood stores as well as a few hypermarkets, according to the Economic Times.The acquisition would add value to Amazon’s omnichannel strategy, Financial Express said. It is already into food and grocery retailing through its online platform, which is currently limited to locations like Mumbai, the National Capital Region, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru.The online food and grocery business in India reached nearly $1 billion in 2017, according to Nikkei. The market will be worth $5 billion by 2020 with a compound annual growth rate of 72 percent, the report said, citing analysts of RedSeer Consulting.Amazon is reportedly also in talks to buy a stake in India’s largest retailer Big Bazaar, which is owned by Future Group and Spencers. Related ItemsAmazonWalmartlast_img read more

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Ravi Shastri offers worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (PTI) As India and New Zealand are set to lock horns for the crucial third and final T-20 here tomorrow, Indian Team Head Coach Ravi Shastri today offered prayers at the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple here. Shastri offered a coconut to the Agrashala Ganapathy, who is believed to ward of hurdles. Heavy rains lashing the city since this morning is threatening to play spoil sport. The former cricketer spent an hour at the famous shrine this morning along with some BCCI officials and also offered butter to Lord Hanuman for the health and well being of his family, temple sources said. Shastri, who had visited the temple as a four-year-old with his mother, told the officials to bring her next time he visits the city. PTI UD RClast_img read more

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VIDEO: Chelsea target Bailey’s amazing back-heel

first_imgBayer Leverkusen VIDEO: Chelsea target Leon Bailey’s amazing back-heel goal Ben Valentine 23:59 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images Bayer Leverkusen Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Hoffenheim Bundesliga Videos The Jamaican will likely add to his suitors after his excellent finish against Hoffenheim Leon Bailey’s star is already on the rise. And it will burn even brighter after a cheeky finish Saturday against Hoffenheim.The 20-year-old Jamaican, who is rumoured to count reigning Premier League champions Chelsea among his suitors, broke the scoreless deadlock for Leverkusen with a finish in the 43rd minute in the Bundesliga contest.The attacker found himself in space in the center of the area after a low cross made its way into him. However, since he had to turn his back to goal to control it, Bailey didn’t have time to turn and square himself for a shot before defenders closed. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player So instead, he slammed a back-heel toward the frame, catching Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann off-guard and finding the back of the net. So cheeky from the Jamaican!Leon Bailey gives Leverkusen the lead just before the half on this backheel goal. https://t.co/sshls4hKYM— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) January 20, 2018The goal brings Bailey’s total up to seven on the season in the Bundesliga and nine in all competitions.Having joined the German side during last year’s transfer window from Genk, Bailey’s recent form, and flash, is likely to mean plenty of teams besides the Blues are after his services. And they’ll have to pay a good amount to get them.In the meantime, he’ll aim to keep Leverkusen moving up the Bundesliga table, as the club entered play with a chance to move into the top-four with a victory, and into a 2018-19 Champions League place.last_img read more

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10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton says Duffy ready for Aubameyang showdown

first_imgBrighton boss Hughton says Duffy ready for Aubameyang showdownby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says Shane Duffy will be up for his clash with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Irish central defender is back from a ban in place of suspended partner Lewis Dunk against Arsenal at the Amex today.Hughton told The Argus: “One thing that hasn’t changed about Arsenal is they can score goals and have got plenty of goalscorers.”Offensively they are a very good team and playing in a style that gives them very good possession.”But that’s what it’s about. If you are a defender, although very conscious it’s going to be a very difficult day for you, you want to play against the best players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Football lifer Milner’s work culminates in Champions League glory

first_img“You don’t win anything with a team of James Milners.”That was once the infamous verdict of former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness, who was manager of Milner at Newcastle for a short, unhappy spell.Since Souness said those words, the man himself has gone on to win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and now the Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Not a bad haul.He was captain for the runners-up medals in Kyiv last year and against Sevilla in the Europa League a couple of years ago too. He stayed the course this season in the Champions League, when Liverpool gained 97 points, pushing Manchester City right to the very brink.And even in those setbacks, Liverpool got stronger, setting themselves on the course for this decisive sixth European Champions Cup.“You don’t always get what you deserve in football,” Milner said on Saturday night inside the Wanda Metropolitano. “Ninety-seven points wasn’t enough, we lost out to an incredible Man City team. Last year, getting to the final.“We got to another one this year which shows the heart, the balls, this team has to go and do that again, especially what happened in the semis.“It doesn’t mean you’re going to win it but I think those experiences and disappointments we’ve gone through, it’s helped us become the team we are and deal with ups and downs and weather the storm like we did tonight.“I think just being in European finals helps, you know what’s coming.”This Champions League of course is Milner’s first trophy at Liverpool but by no means will it be the last, if he has his way.There are no plans to depart Anfield now, aged 33, for this is a player who Jurgen Klopp said could easily play until he was 37 or 38.Milner has already been a Premier League footballer over half of his life. He made his Leeds United debut in 2002, aged 16, and recently became the second-youngest man to reach the 500 league game milestone.To play professional sport at any level for that duration is incredible, to do so consistently at the highest level is another thing altogether.Milner was diligent, bright, thorough boy and has grown into a diligent, bright, thorough man.He had been sold to Newcastle by his beloved Leeds on the eve of the season in 2004 as the club battled insolvency. His £3.6 million transfer fee – and payments waived by Milner himself – helped keep the beleaguered club on its feet, if still staggering.He was at Manchester City in 2012 when Sergio Aguero slammed home the late winner against Queens Park Rangers to deliver a first Premier League title to the Etihad.But when he made his debut, City were still at Maine Road. There was no Abu Dhabi investment vehicle and they had a team including Shaun Goater and Ali Bernarbia.On Boxing Day 2002, Milner had become the youngest Premier League goalscorer of all time with a strike against Sunderland in a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light. He followed that up two days later by bagging against Chelsea.James Milner Leeds United 2002He beat Wayne Rooney’s record against Sunderland and was always compared with the Everton prodigy back then, who he first played against aged 11.Rooney was outstanding through his teens and into his mid-twenties but there is a feeling that his lifestyle caught up with him as evidenced by numerous appearances on the front pages and various scrapes with the law.Milner on the other hand is teetotal; well-grounded, with 11 GCSEs, and was still studying sport and leisure in Boston Spa two years into his professional football career.He was a multi-faceted sportsman, who gave up on playing cricket for Yorkshire owing to his interest in pursuing a football career and was district champion in track events over both the short and long distances.And those who knew him in his school days speak of a popular but hard-working personality.And now in his latter years, all those hard-won years of experience are irreplaceable. He was one of a handful of players in the squad who, until Saturday night, had won proper medals in the game.He has been depended upon by Klopp to deliver dressing-room pep talks, as the manager had no experience of English dressing rooms until 2015. Milner had seen more in football by that stage than many people would see in a lifetime.“We do everything as a team and we try to do it together, so everybody helps where they can,” says Milner.“I’d be pretty foolish if I hadn’t learned a thing or two in the long time I’ve been playing so I just try and help, get the tempo set, and get us going.“The job the manager’s done since he’s been here, the recruitment of the club as well, to build the team we have and get to back-to-back Champions League finals, 97 points in the league.“You can see how we’ve improved year and year and hopefully we’ll keep improving because it’s such a young team.“I’m an older guy and hopefully I can use that experience but there are so many leaders in this squad.”And that legendary stamina holds to this day too; here is a player who’s scored against teams containing French World Cup winners from 1998 and 2018 in Marcel Desailly and Kylian Mbappe. He has truly straddled the generations.James Milner PSIndeed it was against Mbappe’s PSG earlier this season when Milner really set the tone for Liverpool’s Champions League campaign. He welcomed Neymar to Anfield in the group stage with a thumping challenge early doors, slotted a penalty kick and made sure Mbappe couldn’t get away in the last minute before instigating the move which led to Roberto Firmino’s winner.He was upsetting people again in the semi-final when clattering Lionel Messi, who infamously referred to Milner as a “donkey”. No matter; Messi might be the GOAT but it’s this donkey who’s got the cup.“Coming back against Barcelona, the experience and the ability of their team, going to Bayern Munich away… there have been some amazing performances all through the year and that’s down to the team spirit that’s within the squad and that’s everyone together,” he says.Milner was an unused substitute the day Manchester City got their trophy-laden era up and running, but admits that winning the FA Cup against Stoke was key to the club’s fortunes that followed.He didn’t play either in the famous “Aguerooooo!!!” match the following season, and there was a nagging sensation that he would only ever be bit-part, if well regarded, so long as he stuck around.It was a risky move, swapping City and near-guaranteed Champions League football for a Liverpool team under the newly installed ownership of FSG and still very much in transition.There were financial penalties too as the Reds were simply not paying as much as City. But it was less about cash than about a 29-year-old who wanted to play a bigger part. And who could say he hasn’t?“It’s felt like a journey since I’ve been here and we’ve had a few close scrapes so to get over the line is amazing and we’re going to enjoy this one,” he says.“But we all know it blows over very quickly and it’s in the past and you have to go again. But it’s so important to get that first one as a group of players.“I experienced that at City when we got that first one, scraped over the line against Stoke in an FA Cup final, and from then you have that belief and you know you can do it.“Hopefully that can be the same but, first of all, we don’t want to think about that – we want to enjoy tonight.”He was not signed by Klopp but has come to epitomise the Klopp/FSG era. Dedicated, hard-running, spirited, never less than fully committed.Those are the kinds of players it takes to win Champions Leagues. 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Gauri Khan shoots daughter Suhana’s first day at New York University. See video

first_imgGauri Khan shoots daughter Suhana’s first day at New York University. See videoGauri Khan took to Instagram to share a video of daughter Suhana Khan from her first day at New York University.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 19:28 IST Gauri Khan with Suhana Khan.Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan has enrolled at New York University, and proud mom Gauri could not resist sharing the happy news on social media.She took to Instagram stories and posted a video in which Suhana can be seen climbing the stairs of the film school at the university.Sporting a white top and blue denims, Suhana flaunts her college girl look by teaming it up with a black bag.”A glimpse of a college freshman day. #NYU,” Gauri had captioned the video. However, she deleted it later.Earlier this year, Suhana completed her graduation from Ardingly College in England.ALSO SEE | Shah Rukh Khan dances with kids with Down Syndrome in Melbourne and it is beyond adorableALSO WATCH | Shah Rukh Khan speaks about his still-in-progress book 20 Years of a Decade and moreGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Shah Rukh KhanFollow Suhana Khan Nextlast_img read more

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Come From Away wins 3 Drama Desk Awards including outstanding musical

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Canada’s “Come From Away” has won three Drama Desk Awards, including outstanding musical.The 9/11-inspired production was awarded the top prize at a ceremony held at New York’s Town Hall on Sunday night.Canadian husband-and-wife duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the co-creators of “Come From Away,” won outstanding book of a musical.Jenn Colella won outstanding featured actress in a musical for her portrayal of real-life retired airline Capt. Beverley Bass.Gander, N.L., is the setting for “Come From Away,” which explores the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The remote town saw its population double in size as it provided refuge to 6,579 passengers and crew from 38 planes diverted when U.S. air space was closed.Now in its 62nd year, the Drama Desk Awards are billed as the sole major New York theatre honours where Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions compete in the same categories.“Come From Away” has already won outstanding musical honours from New York’s Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, D.C.Broadway’s biggest prize could still be in store for the Canadian musical when the Tony Awards are handed out on June 11. “Come From Away” has been nominated for seven Tonys, including best musical.last_img read more

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Apldeap Announces Partnership with The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

first_imgThe Apl.de.ap Foundation International, the charity established by apl.de.ap of the Grammy Award-winning group, Black Eyed Peas, and The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the leading center for the care of children with complex eye diseases, are launching a partnership to prevent blindness in newborns.The “Campaign for Filipino Children” is a two-year initiative that will provide a sustainable approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a pediatric eye affliction in premature babies that is a widespread medical and economic concern in the Philippines.Apl.de.ap, a Filipino-American musical artist who suffers from an eye ailment and is considered legally blind, has pledged to raise approximately $650,000 in part through a series of concerts. The first event takes place Sunday, June 8 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, where he will be joined by will.i.am and Taboo to raise funds for the campaign as well as the rebuilding efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. A second concert at Agua Caliente’s 2014 Summer Extravaganza in Palm Springs, Calif. is set for August 16 where a key raffle prize is a 2014 racing red Ford Mustang. Additionally, lead campaign sponsor Western Union has committed $150,000 to the effort, and the public will be able to make donations to support the campaign via www.ForFilipinoChildren.com (site goes live on 6.5.14).Visit www.greektheatrela.com/events or www.hotwatercasino.com for more event information.Every year, at least ten percent of all premature births in the Philippines are caused in part by the relative deficient prenatal care available to the poor, and at least thirty percent of those develop retinopathy, a disease that causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina. If not treated within 48 hours of diagnosis, these premature babies become permanently blind.Most medical practitioners and hospitals in the Philippines do not have the training or equipment to recognize, diagnose and treat the affliction to prevent blindness. The campaign intends to enter into four pilot hospital partnerships in the Philippines, who will undergo extensive medical training from Thomas Lee, MD, division chief of The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and his team of specialists, who will also supply retinal imaging systems called RetCams to assist in diagnosis. By training at least six to ten medical practitioners in four hospitals, more than 4,000 babies can be saved from blindness caused by retinopathy of prematurity every year.Dr. Lee and his team have previously executed a similar multi-year program to address retinopathy of prematurity in Armenia under the auspices of USAID Armenia.Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

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How Iskwé Serena Ryder and other women are changing the Canadian music

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter of “Stompa” and “What I Wouldn’t Do” has toured extensively since her teens, and has seen a lot of changes in the industry in the last three years.“The thing I find completely different right now is that there is much more of a sense of community,” she says. “When I started touring, it felt like being a woman in rock was me against the world. My survival strategy was becoming one of the boys. I was really good at drinking. I felt like I had to be strong all the time and never show my emotions. It’s only when I started having more relationships with other women my age in the art community, my life got much better.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement There’s never been a shortage of famous and successful Canadian woman in music. Anne, Joni, Buffy, k.d., Shania, Alanis, Celine, Feist, Alessia – A-list stars and global ambassadors for Canadian creativity across all genres. But recently, campaigns like #MeToo and #JunoSoMale have shone a light on the inequalities that many women still face behind the scenes, and renewed a desire for change.While Canadian Music Week is gathering industry players in Toronto this week, we’ve gathered seven women who are thriving in their fields, and using their voices to make things better for other female performers in the studio, on the road, in music videos and the boardroom.Being a woman in rock was me against the world. Serena Ryder ~ Singer/SongwriterSerena Ryder can always tell when she’s playing a music festival with women on staff. “They put garbage bins in the bathrooms!” she says, laughing. “It’s one of the many little things than men don’t think about.”last_img read more

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Darfur remains tense after recent eruption of fighting UN reports

“The situation on the ground is still very fluid and very confusing,” Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet told reporters afterwards. “You have actions from the JEM [the rebel Justice and Equality Movement], you have actions from SLA/MM [Sudan Liberation Army/ Minni Minawi – another rebel group], you have actions from the Government, fighting each other, so it is very complex.“The problem here is that they have chosen right now to follow the path of confrontation and war instead of negotiations,” he said of the conflict between rebels and the Government and allied Janjaweed militiamen that has led to an estimated 300,000 deaths since 2003 and forced 2.7 million people to flee their homes. “We do hope that the Council will call on all parties to stop these military actions and to abide by the respect of humanitarian laws and the respect of civilians who have been the recent victims again of this fighting,” he added.The joint African Union-UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reported today that two of its camps in South Darfur continued to face an increase in the number of civilians seeking refuge as a result of recent clashes. Joint UN-AU Special Representative Rodolphe Adada told UN staff at mission headquarters in El Fasher following recent fighting in North and South Darfur that UNAMID will continue its mandated operations of protecting civilians, ensuring that humanitarian assistance is provided to those in need and finding a political solution to the crisis.Aerial bombing and artillery fire erupted for a second day yesterday on the outskirts of El Fasher in North Darfur, with Government assaults some nine kilometres from the city seeking to clear the area of advancing rebels. 28 January 2009A senior United Nations peacekeeping official briefed the Security Council today on Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region, where the security situation remains tense following fighting between various rebel groups and the Government. read more

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New Rafah border crossing can build IsraeliPalestinian confidence – Annan

“The Secretary-General believes that the opening of the Rafah crossing will contribute to improving the Palestinians’ freedom of movement and economic activity,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement.The Secretary-General also expressed his appreciation to the diplomatic Quartet’s Middle East Envoy, James Wolfensohn, and to the Secretary of State of the United States, Condoleezza Rice, for their efforts in brokering the deal.Additionally, he thanked the European Union for its proposed technical assistance in its implementation, the spokesman said. read more

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Review of mandates given to UN can help it function better –

In a bid to streamline and strengthen the day-to-day work of the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today presented its Member States with a report on the mandates they have entrusted to the world body over the years.“This is not a call for the United Nations to do less, though that might be one result,” he told the General Assembly. “It is a call for it to do better.”He said the review “could have a lasting impact not only on what we do, but on how we do it.”The decision to conduct the review, which was taken by national leaders attending the 2005 World Summit at the UN, “was one of the most meaningful and potentially historic” of the session, Mr. Annan said, while cautioning that the process poses a “daunting challenge.”In order to facilitate the work of Member States the UN has set up a searchable electronic registry of still-active mandates originating from the resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council.“The review of mandates is a unique opportunity to strengthen and adapt our Organization to the priorities of today,” the Secretary-General told delegates. “I am sure you will not fail to seize it.” read more

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Football Urban Meyers press conference reveals Browning injury Campbell at Hback and

OSU coach Urban Meyer is interviewed during media day on Dec. 29. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State coach Urban Meyer announced that freshman linebacker Baron Browning underwent shoulder surgery and will miss a couple months, which included the rest of spring practice. He said Browning should be back to 100 percent by June, which would make him ready for fall camp.Tuesday was Meyer’s first time speaking to the media in three weeks. Here are three takeaways from the press conference.InjuriesIncluding Browning’s shoulder, the Buckeyes are currently dealing with three other injuries and an academic issue.Meyer said redshirt sophomore defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton broke his foot a couple practices ago and will be “full speed soon.” Sophomore running back Antonio Williams and sophomore defensive end Jonathon Cooper are both sidelined with hamstring injuries. Cooper was seen jogging on the sideline with redshirt senior tight end Marcus Baugh who underwent offseason shoulder surgery. Williams was not seen at practice.Redshirt freshman tight end Kierre Hawkins is “taking care of some academic stuff,” Meyer said.Cooper and Hamilton were in the second-string rotation on the defensive line in spring practice. Hamilton played in all 13 games and had 2.5 tackles for loss, while Cooper played in six.Running back depth chartIt appears freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has taken advantage of Williams’ injury and has made the most of his decision to enrol early at OSU. Meyer said Dobbins is the No. 2 running back right now, behind starter redshirt sophomore Mike Weber. Meyer added that Dobbins and sophomore Demario McCall are battling for the second spot on the depth chart at running back.Dobbins — listed at 5-foot-10, 208 pound — joined a youthful running back group, with every player having three years of eligibility left. But it seems that it hasn’t taken long for the Texas native to impress his position coach Tony Alford, Meyer and the rest of the offensive staff.Meyer even said that Weber is being pushed quite a bit by Dobbins.“The best thing that can happen is competition and we didn’t have much last year at that position.”Wide receivers making stridesLast season, the wide receiver position was perhaps the most underwhelming position on the field for the Buckeyes. Already this spring, Meyer has seen great improvements, saying he’s somewhat impressed with the development of the group.“I put Parris (Campbell) No. 1,” he said. “I put K.J. (Hill) and Terry McLaurin either (No.) 2 slash (No.) 3. I put Ben Victor — he’s as talented as any I have ever coached — and then Austin Mack. Johnnie Dixon is having a good spring. Brendon White is actually making good plays for us. And Eric Glover-Williams, we just got to get everything in order. He’s real skinny. We just got to develop him because he’s got talent.”Campbell and Hill were primarily working out of the slot, playing as the inside receiver, in the hour time frame the media was allowed to watch at Tuesday’s practice. Meyer said that the plan for now is to play Campbell as the H-back, filling in for the departed Curtis Samuel.Other notes:Meyer called the 10 early enrollees “maybe the best group that we’ve had come in.”Junior college transfer cornerback Kendall Sheffield had his black stripe removed. He was practicing against the first-string receivers in 7-on-7 drills on Tuesday.Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Matt Burrell has been practicing with the first team. Redshirt junior Demetrius Knox is also practicing with first team.Justin Hilliard went back to practicing with the linebackers after undergoing shoulder surgery in late September. read more

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Duo arrested with illegal guns ammo

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDuo arraigned with possession of gun, ammoJanuary 11, 2019In “Court”1 of the 9 involved in NWD illegal firearms, ammo bust jailed for 3 yearsOctober 28, 2017In “Court”21-year-old arrested for unlawful possession of gunMay 21, 2017In “Crime” Two young men are now in Police custody after they were found in possession of two illegal firearms and live ammunition at approximately 20:00h on Saturday at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD).According to reports, Police ranks were on a motorcycle patrol in the Grove Police Station District when they observed two males acting in a suspicious manner.They apprehended the two suspects and conducted a search during which a .38 revolver, along with six live rounds of ammunition, was found concealed on one of the suspects, who is a 23-year-old interior worker of Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Meanwhile, the other suspect, a 19-year-old student of a training institution who resides at Block Y, Grove New Housing Scheme, EBD, was also found in possession of a .38 revolver without any ammunition.The two young men are currently being processed for court, facing charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.Two weeks ago, the Guyana Police Force in its monthly statistics reported that as of August 31, 2017, some 89 illegal firearms were seized: 55 pistols, 11 revolvers, 14 shotguns, and nine rifles.It was reported that 40 of these illegal weapons were seized in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara); seven in B Division (Berbice); eight in both C (East Coast Demerara) and D (West Demerara and East Bank Essequibo) Divisions; four in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), and a staggering 22 in F Division (Lethem and other Interior Locations). No weapons were seized in G Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands) during this period.Last year, a total of 53 firearms were seized by the Police during the corresponding period. read more

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SEHA GAZPROM Veszprem and Zagreb win for the end of 2015

7.Vojvodina153210387 : 48311 1.Vardar141112463 : 37134 4.Tatran Prešov14905446 : 37827 6.Nexe13706362 : 34921 9.Spartak Vojput153111375 : 47710 MVM Veszprem and PPD Zagreb ended routinely with home wins year 2015. Hungarians beat Slovakian Tatran Prešov 39:31 (21:15) in Christmas party in front of their fans at “Veszprem Arena”. Slovenian right wing Gašper Marguč netted eight goals for the winners, while Radoslav Antl scored one less for Prešov.PPD Zagreb had no difficulties against RK Borac Banja Luka 30:20 (19:11).It is still unclear which four teams will compete at SEHA FINAL4 next March.STANDINGS: 2.MVM Veszprem111010372 : 24731 5.Meshkov Brest11704338 : 28821 8.Borac m:tel143110348 : 43610 10.Maks Strumica140212310 : 4662 3.PPD Zagreb131003402 : 30830 ← Previous Story WORLD FEMALE PLAYMAKER 2015? Next Story → Thorir Hergeirsson before WCh 2015 Final: They are flying Dutch girls read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgThe Seanad is to reconvene to hold a debate on the Gaza crisis.Two people have been airlifted from Croagh Patrick.Waterford Crystal workers may finally have their pensions sorted.RTE has apologised for ‘confusion’ over its Gaza woman footage.Anyone abused by Jimmy Savile in Ireland has been urged to come forward.Today marks 100 years since the Asgard gunship landed at Howth.A man has died in the Twelve Bens mountains in Galway.INTERNATIONAL NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Michael D Higgins walks through a guard of honour at Howth this afternoon. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland An Israeli tank fires towards Gaza this morning before the truce began. Source: AP/Press Association Images#GAZA: Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, just hours after Israel broke an earlier ceasefire. The truce will last until 2pm on Monday (11am GMT).#MH17: Dutch police have had to scrap plans to visit the site of the MH17 crash amid security concerns.#OUTBREAK: An American doctor who moved to Africa to help Ebola patients has himself fallen sick with the disease.INNOVATIONLet’s face it: your computer is never going to be as fast as it was when you first bought it – but here are a few things you can do to speed it up without spending a cent. Spain has brought in a new so-called ’Google tax‘ which will allow media in the country to charge Google and other search engines for linking to their copyrighted material. The problem is that no-one is quite sure how it’s going to work. [QZ]PARTING SHOTWe cannot let it go on.This clip of Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow has been going viral today. In it, Snow recounts the scene inside al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, where doctors are struggling to treat children and adults wounded in the ongoing attacks. “I can’t get those images out of my mind,” he says. Source: eastlndn/YouTubelast_img read more

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La silhouette du Nexus Prime dévoilée

first_imgLa silhouette du Nexus Prime dévoiléeSamsung a posté une vidéo officielle où l’on découvre la forme courbe du premier smartphone sous OS Ice Cream Sandwich, le Nexus Prime.L’impatience commence à gagner tous les observateurs à propos du Nexus Prime, le nouveau smartphone de Samsung. Celui-ci sera en effet le premier à étrenner le nouvel OS de Google, qui fonctionnera à la fois sur les tablettes tactiles et les smartphones, Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung a donc mis l’eau à la bouche de tout le monde en dévoilant les courbes du Nexus Prime par le biais d’une vidéo officielle.À lire aussiArirang AS1201, Achim : la Corée du Nord se dote d’un smartphone Android et d’une tablette tactile On y découvre des formes incurvées, une tendance que l’on devrait retrouver dans le secteur en 2012. Mis à part ces formes particulières, on ne sait pas grand chose du Nexus Prime, mis à part que son écran devrait être un Super AMOLED HD et que son processeur sera un Texas Instrument OMAP4460, explique Businessmobile. Pour découvrir entièrement le Nexus Prime, il faudra attendre le “Samsung Unpacked 2011” qui se tiendra les 10 et 11 octobre.Le 7 octobre 2011 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Cruiserweight six man tag added to Hell in a Cell Kickoff James

first_imgFacebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Shawn Michaels Cruiserweight six man tag added to Hell in a Cell KickoffWWE.com has announced a Cruiserweight six man tag team match for the Hell in a Cell Kickoff show this Sunday night featuring Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado and Sin Cara vs. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari.As reported earlier, Bayley vs. Dana Brooke was also added to the card.The #Cruiserweights will be in #6ManTag action THIS SUNDAY on @WWE #HIAC Kickoff! https://t.co/UiqS4vED87 pic.twitter.com/qix52arO4s— WWE (@WWE) October 26, 2016James Ellsworth on aftermath following SmackdownWWE has added a clip from last night’s “Talking Smack” on the WWE Network featuring James Ellsworth talking about the aftermath of costing Dean Ambrose a shot at the WWE World Championship on Smackdown Live against AJ Styles. Now Playing Up Next james ellsworth for president! Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE RAW Results – 9/2/19 (Clash of Champions contract signing, KOTR Quarterfinals) Twitter Ronda Rousey Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next b d Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR October 27, 2016 at 6:03 am Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlotte Videos Articles WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Comments are closed.last_img read more

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