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Sri Lankans had Swiss francs (CHF) 307 million in Swiss banks last year, according to the latest figures compiled by the Swiss National Bank as on 2016-end. The money from developing economies in Asia-Pacific region rose to CHF 50 billion. (Colombo Gazette) India has dropped down to the 88th position in terms of money parked by its citizens with Swiss banks, while the United Kingdon remains on top. The total money held in Swiss banks by foreign clients from across the world, incidentally rose by a small margin from 1.41 trillion Swiss francs (CHF) to CHF 1.42 trillion during 2016. India was also the lowest ranked among the BRICS nations — Russia was ranked 19th (CHF 15.6 billion), China 25th (CHF 9.6 billion), Brazil 52nd (CHF 2.7 billion) and South Africa 61st (CHF 2.2 billion). Among these five, only China has moved up. Others ranked higher than India included Mauritius, Iran, Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Angola, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada and Mexico.A number of offshore financial centres are also ranked higher including Cayman Islands, Panama, Cyprus, Marshall Islands, Bermuda, Seychelles, Isle of Man and Gibraltar.Among India’s neighbouring countries, Bangladesh was ranked 89th (CHF 667.5 million), while Nepal was 150th (CHF 312 million), Sri Lanka was 151st (CHF 307 million) and Bhutan was way below at 282nd (about half a million Swiss francs).The total money belonging to the developed countries fell to CHF 824 billion, while those from developing nations actually rose marginally to CHF 208 million. read more

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NANAIMO, B.C. — Cannabis company Tilray Inc. reported a loss in its latest quarter as revenue soared compared with a year ago before legalization of the recreational market in Canada late last year.The B.C.-based company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says it lost US$35.1 million or 36 cents per share for the quarter ended June 30.The result compared with a loss of $12.8 million or 17 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Revenue totalled $45.9 million, up from $9.7 million.Tilray says the total kilogram equivalents sold more than tripled to 5,588 kilograms from 1,514 kilograms in the prior year period.However, the average net selling price per gram fell to $4.61 compared with $6.38 a year ago due to a reduced mix of higher priced extract products.The Canadian Press

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Video of Blix and ElBaradei press encounter Speaking to reporters after briefing the Security Council, Hans Blix, Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), said that he told the 15-nation body that UN investigators were getting prompt access from the Iraqi side and that the inspections were covering “ever-wider areas and ever-more sites.””In the course of these inspections we have not found any smoking gun,” Mr. Blix said. “However we are getting more and more information, better knowledge about the situation. [But] the declaration, regrettably, has not helped very much to clarify any question marks of the past.”Mohamed ElBaradei, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), echoed the comments of Mr. Blix, saying that his inspectors were “inching forward” with implementation of their tasks and gaining access to all the sites.”However, both of us indicated that we need more proactive support on the part of Iraq to move quickly to implement our mandate,” he said. “We also indicated that we need more actionable information on the part of governments and we committed ourselves to intensify the process so we can achieve the result that is intended as soon as we can.”Both officials pointed to another briefing of the Council scheduled for 27 January as another opportunity to provide more information on the progress of inspections as well as Iraqi cooperation with the process. “That report, we should emphasize, is an update report,” Mr. ElBaradei said. “It is not a final report, it is work in progress and this is simply to register where we are on the 27th of January. But obviously we’ll continue our work afterward and we still have a lot of work to do.”Asked about the possibility of conducting interviews with Iraqi scientists outside the country, Mr. Blix said under the Council’s resolution 1441, UNMOVIC and the IAEA had that option and were ready to pursue that with those who were ready to accept that alternative. “At the same time we cannot force any individual to speak if he doesn’t accept that,” he said. “We cannot force anyone to go abroad or force them to defect.”Mr. ElBaradei noted that both agencies have not been able to carry out interviews in private, and that did not indicate the proactive cooperation they expected from Iraq. “I made it clear that if Iraq is willing to show cooperation, we should be allowed to do private interviews inside Iraq,” he said. “We are also of the view that should we identify people who we would like to interview out of Iraq we will exercise that right.” read more

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Nordstrom wants to expand into Canadian market and could take over former Sears location in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 30, 2013 7:14 am MDT business report|mike eppel|Nordstrom|Sears Video: Business report with Mike Eppel

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Starters are getting the hook early this postseasonDifference between actual and expected batters faced from the fourth inning onward, for Division Series and Wild Card games 20172411.51.97.39.8-2.6 FIRST THREE INNINGSREST OF GAME This trend was already starting to emerge last postseason, when starters were getting a slightly quicker hook than expected. And it got a bunch of attention on the game’s biggest stage, as Cleveland’s Terry Francona and the Cubs’ Joe Maddon each drew praise from analysts for deploying their bullpens creatively en route to the World Series. So perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that this year, almost every playoff manager seems to be emulating Francona and Maddon. In 2017 to date, relievers are tossing an incredible 52 percent of the available innings in playoff games — which, if it holds up, would be the first time they’ve cracked half the innings in a single postseason since at least the beginning of baseball’s expanded playoffs in 1969.4I estimated this for seasons before 2009 by using the postseason pitching data in Sean Lahman’s database, parceling out innings by role in proportion with how many of a pitcher’s postseason appearances came in starts or in relief.That’s not to say starters’ roles are being completely diminished in the modern postseason. Some, like Boston’s David Price on Sunday, are being asked to enter the game as relievers, where they stand to be more effective anyway. One side effect of managers having such an all-hands-on-deck approach in every postseason game is that any pitcher — starter or reliever — could be asked to play an important role in any given game. The kind of appearance that used to be reserved for legendary pitchers in must-win games, such as Pedro Martinez’s six-inning relief masterpiece in Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS or Randy Johnson’s scoreless inning and a third in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, might become the norm.But if the early games of this postseason are any indication, teams will have to weather a rough first few innings from their starters before settling in for the bullpen chess match. For better and for worse, it’s just another way in which 2017-style baseball is starting to look very different from the game we all grew up watching.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 20143211.70.912.912.1+0.8 Sunday night’s American League Division Series game between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians was a true pitchers’ duel — the kind of taut, low-scoring affair we tend to think of when we conjure up mental images of postseason baseball.It was also completely out of place in this year’s playoffs.Through Sunday’s games, this is the highest-scoring postseason through the Division Series1Including Wild Card games since 2012. in 15 years, with the typical score resembling the Nationals’ 6-3 win over the Cubs Saturday night (or the pair of 8-2 victories the Astros hung on the Red Sox to open their series) much more closely than the Yankees’ 1-0 Game 3 margin. Starting pitchers have borne the brunt of the damage, and — coming on the heels of the Postseason of the Reliever — managers have used this as an excuse to hook them quicker than ever. All signs point to this being a bullpen-dominated postseason like no other.For all the comparing of rotation strengths we love to do going into the playoffs, few starters have fared well in October so far. According to our game score metric, which quantifies a pitcher’s performance in a given start according to a variety of stats, starters are collectively suffering their fourth-worst early-round performance since 1995.2Division Series and/or Wild Card. They’re also allowing their worst ERA and easily pitching the fewest innings per start of any postseason in that span. Not even Corey Kluber and Chris Sale, probably the two best pitchers in baseball this season, were immune to downright awful starts in the postseason’s first week.But more significantly, starters are also being pulled out of games much earlier than usual, even after accounting for their rocky performances. To judge this, I tracked each starter’s performance in all Division Series and Wild Card games since 2009,3The earliest season for which ESPN’s Stats & Information Group has data broken out by inning. breaking the game down into two chunks — the first three innings were one unit, and everything from the fourth inning onward was another. Not surprisingly, there’s a pretty reliable relationship between how few runs a starter yields in his first three innings of work and how many batters he gets to face over the remainder of the ballgame, which we can use to set up an expectation for how long each start will last, controlling for performance. So far this year, starters are being allowed to face about two and a half fewer batters after the third inning than we’d expect based on how many runs they allowed through three: 20113812.21.411.211.0+0.2 Average3412.01.311.211.2— POSTSEASONSTARTSBATTERS FACEDRUNS ALLOWEDBATTERS FACEDEXPECTED BATTERS FACEDDIFF. Expected batters faced from the fourth inning onward based on runs allowed through the first three innings.Source: ESPN Stats & Info 20124412.01.211.611.5+0.1 20154212.31.710.710.3+0.4 20103012.00.912.512.1+0.4 20134011.71.212.111.5+0.6 20163412.41.79.310.3-1.0 20092612.30.812.712.4+0.3 read more

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Richard Corrigan said the game pie was as hard as a brick Richard Corrigan said his culinary experience on board the train was lacking The chef, who owns Mayfair restaurants Bentley’s and Corrigan’s, added: “It’s very funny because traditionally trains have had really good food, a dining car of some description serving a plate of food made that day. Nothing special but something simple and fresh that shows they thought about it with care. “Now, they are just packaging up stuff and reheating it. I don’t want to come across a food snob but I do know when something is home made and made with care.”Corrigan, who has cooked for the Queen twice, said that to make travel relaxing again, “we should bring back the dining car when you pay that price, or have a food trolley that is done with style and class and you think ‘wow’.”Food is so important when you travel, it makes you feel relaxed, you want to have nice lemonade, nice juices, when you have tea that someone can’t even be bothered to make for you, you think: ‘First class ? More like cattle class.’” When asked what would be on his dream train menu, he said: “Anything inspired by an afternoon tea is wonderful, a nice sandwich , a nice scone, a nice cup of tea – keep it delicious, keep it simple, put some care in, have some nice fresh fruit! When they bring down the tray it’s quite a tight area you don’t want something too hard to eat. Maybe a little tapas inspired train food that would be nice, that would be fantastic. Richard Corrigan said his culinary experience on board the train was lackingCredit: MARTIN POPE Rail companies should bring back first class dining cars, a TV chef who has cooked for the Queen has said, after being served an “inedible” meal and refused a cup of tea on a train.Richard Corrigan told The Telegraph he paid £125 for a single First Class ticket to Coventry on Monday evening, and was served a “brick solid” game pie as Virgin Trains staff refused to give him a cup of tea.He said: “It was solid as a brick, the pastry was really cement-like, you think ‘why offer food at all?’“Not only that but I asked for a cup of tea but I was told I couldn’t have one – they were told me they were understaffed.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”Do you know what, you feel like someone’s having a laugh here – they manage to do it in Europe, you get a dining car with something fresh and good to eat. In the UK there is no hospitality.”While trains of old compensated for the high ticket prices with glamour, linen table cloths, three course meals and gleaming silverware, Mr Corrigan, who has won a Michelin star for his cooking, said first class travelers are “treated like cattle class.” Richard Corrigan said the game pie was as hard as a brick Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Anything with a little bit of fruit and fresh meat, you’d think it would be fantastic, charcuterie, pickled pear, some artisan bread, with a tiny bottle of British artisan oil, and some red wine.”Nowadays you’re treated like rubbish, I didn’t get the hospitality that you get for [paying] £125. How people do that every day is beyond me. I just couldn’t do it.”A Virgin Trains spokesperson said: “We are really proud of our on board catering options and work closely with our suppliers (many of them local to our route) to select the right products for our First Class menu.”Our customer’s opinions are extremely important to us and we regularly receive positive feedback on the food we offer.” read more

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Coach of the Serbian National Team, Veselin Vukovic, announced an official squad for the “Nation Cup” – preparation tournament in three Serbian cities, Belgrade, Nis and Vrsac, in the halls where EHF EURO 2012 in January will took place.Serbian NT for the “Nation Cup” – 3-6.11.2011goalkeepersi: Darko Stanić, Dragan Marjanac, Strahinja Milić.wings: Ivan Nikčević, Filip Marjanović, Rajko Prodanović, Milan Đukić, Slobodan Pavić.line players: Rastko Stojković, Alem Toskić, Bojan Beljanski.left backs: Momir Ilić, Nenad Vučković, Momir Rnić, David Rašić.playmakers: Žarko Šešum, Nikola Manojlović, Petar Nenadić.right backs: Marko Vujin, Ivan Stanković.reserves:goalkeepers: Danimir Ćurković, Radivoje Ristanović.line players: Uroš Vilovski.left wing: Dobrivoje Marković.playmakers: Nemanja Pribak, Luka Mitrović.Thursday 3rd November, Nis, Hall Cair: Serbia – Hungary (18 hours), Czech Republic – Croatia (20).Saturday 5th November, Belgrade, Pioneer Hall: Serbia – Croatia (18) Hungary – Czech Republic (20).Sunday 6th November, Vrsac, Hall Millennium: Serbian – Czech Republic (18) Croatia – Hungary (20). “Handball Nation Cup”Mladen BojinovićVeselin Vukovic ← Previous Story Champions League: Team of the Round 4 Next Story → Marcus Ahlm “Zebra” until 2013 – THW Kiel with four line players? read more

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first_imgThe amount of importance Apple puts on keeping its future products secret may seem a bit over the top to some, but the existence of a smartphone called the GooPhone i5 proves Apple’s suspicious nature makes a lot of sense.It is widely expected that on September 12 Apple will announce the iPhone 5. However, most of the details and parts of the new iPhone have already been leaked, meaning if a Chinese manufacturer wanted to produce a copy, it wouldn’t be very difficult for them to do so.That’s exactly what has happened, and the GooPhone i5 is that handset. It looks just like the leaked images of the iPhone 5, but the internals are very different. The GooPhone will run on a 1.4GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. The operating system will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but with a theme meant to look a lot like iOS 6. It also uses a 4-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and includes an 8MP camera on the rear.Chinese knock-offs of popular smartphones are nothing new, but the GooPhone is different for one very important reason. The Chinese company producing it have succeeded in getting patents for the design in China. If that’s true, then Apple potentially won’t be able to sell the iPhone 5 in China, but worse still, they may be facing a ban on shipping the smartphone from China, effectively stalling the iPhone 5 launch before it begins.Apple has already faced problems in China with regards to the iPad. Chinese company Proview Technology sued Apple over the use of the name “iPad” and threatened both a sales ban across China and an import and export ban on the device. The lawsuit ended with Apple paying Proview $60 million.The same could likely happen again with the iPhone 5. Apple cannot afford to have an export ban imposed even for a few weeks, let alone months, so the company’s lawyers are probably already putting in overtime trying to sort the problem out before it happens. Ultimately Apple could end up paying out more millions to make the issue disappear.We still expect the iPhone 5 to be launched on September 12, but China could play a big part in whether Apple hits that date now.via Giz-Chinalast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Church leaders and followers of the Greek Orthodox faith packed St Efstathios Church in South Melbourne on Monday night, for the annual cutting and presenting of the vasilopita. Bill Papastergiadis, president, Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, who was present at St Efstathios, says the celebration of the vasilopita is one of the more “beautiful traditions of the Greek faith and the Greek church”. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to get together to celebrate the beginning of the year, it’s a symbol of hope for all of us, and health and happiness,” Papastergiadis told Neos Kosmos. “I had the opportunity to reconnect with a lot of community leaders – the Archbishop of Romania was there as well and he only speaks Greek and a little English so it was nice event.”last_img read more

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first_imgYorke was on the wrong side of a major reorganization at IDG Communications in September that saw the closure of Macworld’s print brand as well as the elimination of mid and executive-level staff across divisions as the company aligned its business operation along programmatic and exchange-based sales solutions. “Matthew’s track record and experience in this sector speaks for itself, and he knows how to use audience building and data to expand value for our customers,” said DWA founder and CEO David Wood in a statement about Yorke’s appointment. DWA, a marketing agency that specializes in the technology sector, has hired Matthew Yorke as president, global business innovation and CMO. Yorke was most recently CEO of IDG Enterprise, a position he was promoted into in late 2013. But it was likely Yorke’s tenure as head of IDG’s Global Solutions group and his consolidation and reorganization of IDG Strategic Marketing Services in early 2014, that helped secure the DWA spot. last_img read more

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first_img Share your voice Twitter users were quick to point out the (admittedly cool) image attached wasn’t Mars at all, but an image of the moon taken in 2018 during a lunar eclipse. pic.twitter.com/yUUSNdWMEw— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 23, 2019 We should go here instead pic.twitter.com/lHMnfYjSLJ— Targetedfox (@Targetedfox) June 23, 2019 Musk admitted his own mistake, sending out laughing emoji and adding in, “Moon too.” We landed on the moon with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine The hero who is going to colonize Mars doesn’t know what Mars looks like. Fantastic!— Ed McCabe (@eddiemac3356) June 23, 2019 Needless to say, the goof entertained Musk’s many Twitter followers. Wrote Australian scientist Upulie Divisekera, “Hey Super Space Genius, that’s the moon in a total lunar eclipse.” Hey Super Space Genius, that’s the moon in a total lunar eclipse https://t.co/osZjHnarfK— The Jupiter Girl (@upulie) June 23, 2019 That’s no moon….no…wait…it is a moon.— Space Pirate ✌🤟🤘 (@seanlconnelly) June 23, 2019 Moon too— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 23, 2019 Oh, Elon. Charley Gallay/Getty images You’d think Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, would be a pro at identifying planets and astronomical bodies. You’d think. But on Sunday, Musk sent out a tweet that said “OCCUPY MARS.” Are we occupying Mars during a lunar eclipse or did you not realize that’s the moon?— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) June 23, 2019 Sci-Tech Tags hey wrong planet but i fixed it for you pic.twitter.com/zM6blh1IKx— obama means family (@Maskfield) June 23, 2019 For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2019 SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled for its first nighttime launch Monday, and it’s expected to be a challenging mission. Comments That’s the moon 😏 pic.twitter.com/JkrbrL422v— 📸Trevor Mahlmann (@TrevorMahlmann) June 23, 2019center_img Re-delete your account— W▲ND Σ RING🏴‍☠️ L Σ N S (@space_is_fizzy) June 24, 2019 That’s the moon pic.twitter.com/OXU81kRNuE— Viv 🍥 (@flcnhvy) June 23, 2019 I fixed it. pic.twitter.com/PktsDiDafS— Steven Baumann (@StevenDJBaumann) June 24, 2019 How could you jacked this up so bad? I mean, you have Mars and terraformed on your backdrop and you still posted the moon? I can see Tycho Crater.— Steven Baumann (@StevenDJBaumann) June 24, 2019 Asked one Twitter user, “Um..are you intentionally making fun of our President? Cuz if you’re not, may I?” Now playing: Watch this: you would be so much more entertaining if you were fictional— wooloovoo (@wehpudicabok) June 24, 2019 Originally published June 23.  But arguably the best tweet made a Star Wars reference. “That’s no moon,” wrote a Twitter user going by Space Pirate. “No…wait…it is a moon.” Some made a connection between Musk’s moon-Mars confusion and a recent tweet from President Donald Trump, in which Trump said NASA should focus on Mars, adding, “of which the Moon is a part.” 4 7:56 I choose to believe that this is just amazingly subtle shade on the president. Disclaimer I own Tesla Stock.— Ivan Orion (@UrUsoBu1) June 24, 2019 🤣🤣— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 23, 2019 Elon Musk Space Dying space missions remembered in inspiring final images 14 Photos Um..are you intentionally making fun of our President? Cuz if you’re not, may I? MoonMars!— MDS (@Mds97402) June 23, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgOne man is dead and another in custody after a fatal shooting in South Anchorage on Wednesday.APD police vehicles (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Anchorage police have charged 23-year-old Andrew Robertson-Goughnour with 1st- and 2nd-degree murder, in the death of 19-year-old Brandon Merritt.According to an APD release, the two got into a verbal altercation at the Holiday gas station on Abbott Road, when Merritt approached Goughnour’s vehicle.Goughnour produced a firearm and shot Merritt once.Police say Goughnour remained at the scene and was taken into custody.Merritt’s next of kin have been notified.last_img

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first_img Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments Is artificial intelligence the key to communicating with aliens?Researchers used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source 3 billion light years from Earth.In radio astronomy, fast radio bursts are high-energy astrophysical phenomenon of unknown origin; the bright pulses of radio emission last mere milliseconds and are thought to originate from distant galaxies.AdChoices广告Their source, however, remains unclear.But Breakthrough Listen, a SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) project led by the University of California, Berkeley, hopes AI can help clarify.“This work is exciting not just because it helps us understand the dynamic behavior of fast radio bursts in more detail, but also because of the promise it shows for using machine learning to detect signals missed by classical algorithms,” according to Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center and principal investigator of Breakthrough Listen.In the 12 years since Duncan Lorimer discovered the first fast radio burst in 2006, many more have been found, including the repeating FRB 121102—the focus of this investigation.The team focused on radio signals from 400 terabytes of data, recorded by West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope over a five-hour period in August 2017.A previous study using standard computer algorithms identified 21 bursts—all seen within one hour.Employing a new, powerful machine-learning algorithm, UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Gerry Zhang & Co. reanalyzed the data, finding an additional 72 bursts.“This work is only the beginning of using these powerful methods to find radio transients,” Zhang said in a statement. “We hope our success may inspire other serious endeavors in applying machine learning to radio astronomy.”The results of Zheng’s convolutional neural network—the same type Internet companies use to optimize search results and classify images—could help astronomers identify the source of these enigmatic beats.The study is described in an article published by The Astrophysical Journal and available for download from the Breakthrough Listen website.This has been a banner year for fast radio bursts: Australia’s Parkes Observatory in March reported three, including one (FRB 180309) with the highest signal-to-noise ratio to date. And this summer’s FRB 180725A marks the first detection of a blast under 700 megahertz—as low as 580 MHz.Don’t get your hopes up, though. If aliens do contact us, it probably won’t be for another 1,500 years. In the meantime, check out these signs that aliens may already have made contact with us. And stay up to date on all things extraterrestrial here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgA major bonus of browsing in Google Chrome’s Incognito mode is paywall sites not knowing when you’re surfing them. Except some, like The New York Times, have figured out how identify readers trying to bypass the required subscription fees. The exposed loophole prompted Google to reinforce Incognito mode with Chrome 76, released earlier in August. Yet if you attempt to access www.nytimes.com with the updated version of the browser right now, you’ll still be prompted to log into a paid account after exceeding your complimentary article limit for the month. “You’re in private mode,” the Times will announce via popup, casting shame on your efforts to read for free.Google said Chrome 76 issued a security patch for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS that kills off a bug that permitted tracking through Incognito Mode. Some websites found a way to track those using the private browsing option to bypass paywalls. Chrome 76 implemented the FileSystem API differently so users can no longer be flagged, making it easier for you to access subscription websites at no cost.We’re not encouraging you to avoid subscribing to content, but if the Times can flag your alleged “private” Chrome browsing, other sites can, too. Even if you’re engaging with free content.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Hands-on: What’s New, What’s DifferentThe Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus offer sleeker designs, better cameras for video and new S Pen tricks. Here’s how they stack up.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpAmazon Kindle Oasis 2019 Dunk Tank Test03:37Live00:0005:2805:28 Google’s original plan for ending Incognito detection will need revision, meaning paywalls will continue to demand payment for access for now.The Best Extensions for Google ChromeGoogle Chrome Will Soon Let You Stop Advertisers from Tracking YouHow to Update Google Chrome on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windowslast_img read more

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first_imgA human brain is going to cost one million high speed ARM processors as scientists are currently developing a computer that will be able to simulate the processing of a human brain. Yet, the important thing is that despite of one million processors, the proposed computer will be able to model only one percent of the human brain.The computer is named as SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network architecture) — perceived as a massive breakthrough in the field of neurology as simulation of human brain will benefit doctors, neuroscientists and genetic engineers to analyze the complexities of human brain and will also benefit to cure complex human brain diseases and injuries.Just like human brain, electrical impulses in SpiNNaker are circulated in form of data packets and these packets are sent to all connected neurons, the units of human brain. These connected neurons are represented as equations that are solved at run time of analysis by software embedded in ARM processors.SpiNNaker has an edge here as compared to human brain because the computer will transmit these data packets at much higher speed than actual biological connection thus the spikes will be transmitted much faster improving the speed of simulation.A single 19mm square package housing contains the microchips that are providing massive memory for the processing, provided by 3D System-in-Package technology from Unisem Europe. This project will result in a great helpful tool for the doctors and provide much larger benefits to the patient.Manchester University’s Professor Steve Thurber, explained:This could ultimately be of great help for patients, for example, who have presented with reading problems caused by strokes or similar brain injuries. Psychologists have already developed neural networks on which they can reproduce the clinical pathologies.They then use these networks to test alternative therapies, to identify which is most effective in treating the patient’s symptoms. At present they are limited in the fidelity they can achieve with these networks by the available computer power, but we hope that SpiNNaker will raise that bar a lot higher.[via tgdaily]last_img read more

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first_imgRapid economic growth and lax enforcement of regulations has caused severe environmental damage throughout China. Beijing has promised to strictly enforce environmental laws and severely punish polluters in response to rising demands from citizens that air, water and soil be cleaned up.Last December, a court in neighboring Jiangsu province ordered six companies to pay 160 million yuan for discharging waste chemicals into rivers. It was then China’s biggest environmental fine.In April, Beijing environmental officials fined a french fry supplier to the McDonald’s restaurant chain 3.8 million yuan for releasing dirty wastewater. It was the biggest pollution fine ever ordered by the city.The Longyou county government said Jinfanda hired four unqualified companies that dumped 35,000 tons of hazardous waste into streams.The county court convicted the company on May 18 following a lengthy trial involving 15 defense lawyers, and it fined the company 75 million yuan and one of the contractors 4 million yuan, the government statement said.The court also sentenced 18 defendants to prison for 17 months to six years, the government said. The individuals were each ordered to pay fines from 10,000 yuan to 1 million yuan. Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Four benefits of having a wireless security system BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams.The fine levied by the Longyou county court on Jinfanda Biochemical Co., which makes glyphosate, was the largest ever for a polluter in Zhejiang province, state media reported Tuesday. Zhejiang is one of the most prosperous but also most polluted provinces in China. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Calls to the Jinfanda company seeking comment rang unanswered Wednesday.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgThe residents of Foxglove Avenue are fed up with the loud noise and drag racing that takes place over weekends.Youngsters are said to drink alcohol openly and make the area their own ‘party destination’. This takes place till the early hours of the morning, which makes it unbearable for people trying to get some sleep.Residents also find it difficult to watch television with all the noise, let alone have a quiet and peaceful supper with ‘suped-up’ cars roaring along the road. It has been noticed that the dragsters remove their number plates when racing, and that a huge crowd gathers around when the drag races start.“We have little children and babies, and it’s impossible for them to sleep with all the commotion that carries on every weekend,” said one frustrated resident. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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first_imgOcean Cay MSC Marine ReserveMSC Cruises breaks ground on Ocean Cay Marine ReserveMSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, broke ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve on 16th January 2017. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a natural paradise exclusive to MSC Cruises guests as of November 2018. The Right Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas joined Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, at the official Groundbreaking Ceremony along with other Bahamian ministers and government officials. This milestone marks the official commencement of the works that will turn this former industrial sand extraction site back into its original pristine state. The development of the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve is part of MSC Cruises’ unprecedented €9 billion investment plan, which includes the building of up to 11 next-generation smart ships coming into service between 2017 and 2026. The first phase of development of the marine reserve will now begin as the island is cleared of existing industrial infrastructure so it can be turned again into a pristine marine reserve. Speaking at the Groundbreaking Ceremony, Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, commented: “Working in partnership with the Government of The Bahamas, our aim is to turn an industrial wasteland into a thriving environment, bringing the island and its surrounding waters back to their original state. In so doing, we will substantially grow our Group’s already strong investment in the Bahamian economy, offering long-term employment opportunities to the local population. “Bearing testament to our ability to innovate, a purpose-built berth and pier will allow our cruise ships to dock directly at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Thus the island will de facto become an extension of the ship.” Gianluca Suprani, Head of Global Port Development and Shore Side Activities at MSC Cruises, added: “Located merely 65 miles east of Miami, Florida, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve has 11,400 feet of beautiful coastline and crystal blue waters teaming with unique marine life. The island has some of the finest aragonite sands in the world and once the work is completed, its surrounding waters will be home again to beautiful corals and rich aquatic life. It will become a truly exclusive destination for MSC Cruises guests to experience the best the Caribbean has to offer.” A comprehensive landscaping plan will see more than 80 indigenous Caribbean trees, grasses, flowers and shrubs, planted on the island, returning to their lush natural habitat. MSC Seaside and other MSC Cruises ships operating in the Caribbean will call Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve regularly on their itineraries from November 2018 onwards. For more detailed information about itineraries that call at this destination, see www.msccruises.com   About MSC CruisesMSC Cruises is part of the Swiss-based MSC Group, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line sailing year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba and the French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, China and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman. The MSC Cruise experience embodies the elegant side of the Mediterranean to create unique and unforgettable emotions for guests, through discovery of the world’s cultures, beauties and tastes. Its fleet comprises 12 of the most modern ships at sea: MSC Preziosa; MSC Divina; MSC Splendida; MSC Fantasia; MSC Magnifica; MSC Poesia; MSC Orchestra; MSC Musica; MSC Sinfonia; MSC Armonia; MSC Opera and MSC Lirica.Source = MSC Cruiseslast_img read more

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first_imghotelsPreferred Hotels & Resorts Between 1 July and 30 September, 2018, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has added 17 new members to its global portfolio of more than 700 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences. New additions:The Sanchaya – Bintan, IndonesiaVilla del Quar – Valpolicella, ItalyGrand Velas Riviera Nayarit – Nuevo Vallarta, MexicoAliz Hotel Times Square – New York, USALes Terrasses d’Eze – Eze, FranceAmerikalinjen – Oslo, NorwayCitySuites Manchester – Manchester, United KingdomDiamond Resort Naxos Taormina – Sicily, ItalyGaleria Plaza Irapuato – Irapuato, Guanajuato, MexicoGrand Elysée Hamburg – Hamburg, GermanyGrand Velas Los Cabos – Los Cabos, MexicoGrand Velas Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, MexicoHotel Cabrera Imperial by Cosmos – Bogota, ColombiaMystery Hotel Budapest – Budapest, HungaryPurohotel – Mallorca, SpainSmart iStay Silao – Silao, Guanajuato, MexicoVelas Vallarta Suites Resort – Puerto Vallarta, Mexicolast_img read more

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