OTTAWA — A Liberal MP says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer should eject colleague Michael Cooper from the Tory caucus over things the MP said about online hate in a parliamentary hearing last week.Randy Boissonnault says Scheer’s refusal to boot Cooper from caucus shows there’s a “revolving door” for bigots into the Conservative party.During a May 28 meeting on the topic of online hate, Cooper quoted from the manifesto of the man charged with the mass murder in Christchurch, New Zealand in March.Cooper was arguing with a Muslim witness that conservatism should not be linked to extremist attacks like those on the two mosques in that city, which left 51 dead.On Saturday, Scheer released a statement on Twitter saying he had stripped Cooper of his place on the justice committee but considered the matter closed.Cooper’s actions in committee came the same day Scheer gave a speech in which he said bigots are not welcome in the Conservative party, saying “there’s the door” to anyone who believes race, religion, gender or sexual orientation makes them superior.The Canadian Press
Casablanca – Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, caused an uproar in the international community by stating that raping women is a way to discourage attacks.In a Hebrew-language radio show, Bar-Ilan University professor Dr.Mordechai Kedar gave his reflections on what could be done to stop Hamas.According to a recent transcript published by Haaretz, Kedar said “You have to understand the culture in which we live (…) Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them-the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.” In a statement released to Haaretz, Kedar said he was not encouraging using rape to fight terrorism, but used his declaration merely as an illustration. He wanted to illustrate that there is no means of deterring attacks, and using the rape of women as an example was just hyperbole.Many people are upset by Kedar’s recklessness. Daniel Herschkowitz from feminist activists in Israel warned that Kedar’s words could encourage “Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli civilians to commit rape, and endanger both Israeli and Palestinian women.”Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli-Arab population. His strong character and self-confidence have lead to several appearances on Al Jazeera TV. His recent statement has created a stir that will not easily be forgotten.Mordechai Kedar talks about how to speak to the Muslims
The specialized armoured police units – known as Formed Police Units (FPUs) – from Bangladesh and India “operated at considerable risk to extricate people who had been pinned down by gunfire who were actually inside homes where mortar rounds and other munitions were being deployed,” said UN Police (UNPOL) Adviser Mark Kroeker told the UN News Service.The UN mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, estimates that hundreds were killed and many more wounded in the violence which broke out on 22 March between Government forces and guards of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was defeated last year by current President Joseph Kabila in the run-off round of landmark presidential elections.The FPUs rescued not only “the high-level people such as ambassadors, but also just ordinary people who are trapped and who needed to be evacuated from the line of fire,” Mr. Kroeker added, voicing his gratitude to the police officers, none of whom have been reported injured. “They were in what turned out to be almost a military environment, but they operated as a rescue unit helping people.”FPUs were first used as part of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), but their success there and in other operations has led to calls for increasing deployment, and to date, there are 35 units dispersed among six missions worldwide.Each of these units, comprising over 100 police officers from a single country, is highly mobile and tactically ready to respond to various situations, including crowd control, riots or natural disasters, in which local agencies are overwhelmed or lack capacity due to conflict.FPUs, known for their competence and efficiency, have demonstrated “compassion and caring” not only last week in the DRC, but in other instances as well, Mr. Kroeker said.For example, a Jordanian FPU with UNMIL in Liberia recently visited an orphanage housing approximately 350 children who lost their parents in the civil war that ravaged the country, bringing with them food from their own storage to feed the orphans. An Indian FPU stationed in Kisangani in the DRC is aiding in the re-equipment of schools and also assisting community members with a range of tasks, including helping people start their cars.Mr. Kroeker noted that such efforts help to hasten communities’ acceptance of the UNPOL officers and also show that “they’re more than just police officers, but police officers who care” with a “beating humanitarian heart under that big façade of the tough cop.” 30 March 2007Specialized United Nations police units from Bangladesh and India were instrumental in saving civilian lives amidst heavy fighting during last week’s violence in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Initial media reports indicate that at least 39 people were killed, of whom 30 are schoolchildren between the ages of six and nine. “The Secretary-General reiterates his call on all warring sides in this brutal and bloody conflict to stop the indiscriminate use of any weapons immediately,” his spokesperson said in a statement which extended condolences to the bereaved families. Mr. Ban appealed appeals to all Syrian, regional and international actors “to redouble their efforts to bring this horrific conflict to an end and help reach a long-overdue political solution,” according to the statement. According to media reports, the two blasts occurred as children were leaving the Ekremah al-Makhzoumi primary school in Homs.The attack is being called one of the deadliest in the area in months.
One woman was killed while several others were injured following an accident along the Tabatinga Public Road, Region Nine early this morning.The dead woman has been identified as 28-year-old Violet Stephen of St. Ignatius Village, Central Rupununi.Reports are that the accident took place around 02:30h after the driver of the motor pick-up lost control. The vehicle reportedly toppled several times before coming to a halt on its left side.The occupants who were in the tray of the vehicle were reportedly thrown out of the vehicle as it toppled. They were all picked up in a conscious state and taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital.Stephen however, died while receiving treatment while Ronaldo Bento and David Coates (two other occupants in the vehicle) were admitted to the hospital. The other injured persons were treated and sent away.According to the Police, the driver of the vehicle is a clerk attached to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court. He suffered no injuries and is presently in custody assisting with the investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana/Brazil Consulate Officer killed in accident off Takutu BridgeAugust 9, 2014In “Crime”UPDATE:1 dead, several injured in WBD accidentFebruary 3, 2018In “Crime”2 dead, 1 injured in accident after car ends up in Mahaicony trenchSeptember 3, 2018In “Crime”
Dead: Edward RichardsAnother person has died from a mysterious illness which has affected an entire family of Wakapoa Village, Region Two.Edward Richards, 76, succumbed today. So far, his daughter Selena Thomas has died while four other family members are hospitalised.The entire family fell ill after reportedly consuming cassava they reaped from their farm.A postmortem examination performed on the first victim was inconclusive but samples were sent overseas for further testing.Dead: Selena ThomasA close relative to the family told INews that those who remain hospitalised are being treated for cyanide poisoning.“I am devastated right now. I don’t know what to think or say. Just like that they died. It could have been anybody. We all eat cassava bread all the time why now or how. I just can’t find answers. I hope the doctors find what it is soon because I am so scared because the others are still hospitalised,” the relative expressed.Reports are that Thomas had prepared Cassava Bread which she and her household consumed. “She baked about 8 cakes of cassava bread and that’s what they were using all the time. And when family come over they would share and so… this was the norm but they didn’t imagine something was wrong with it or anything like that,” the relative explained.But shortly afterwards, everyone began experiencing stomach pains and vomiting.The relative added that they reportedly fed the same food to two of their dogs – both of which later died. It is suspected that their farm had been contaminated with an illicit substance. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPomeroon woman dies, others hospitalised after eating cassavaJune 17, 2019In “Crime”Police investigating Wakapoa poisoningJune 20, 2019In “Crime”Relatives of children who perished in Aruka boat accident plead for matter to be fully investigatedSeptember 5, 2016In “Crime”
Strata Worldwide says it has signed a distribution agreement with Burrell Mining International for the promotion and distribution of the Burrell CAN® and Burrell Omega Block coal mining products to the North America mining market.These products will be added to Strata’s line of secondary roof supports and ventilation product offerings, available immediately, the company said.The CAN is a “yieldable secondary roof support” made from a confined core of cementitious composite encased in a cylindrical steel canister, Strata said. “When installed correctly, the CAN has never failed. Its flexible design can be engineered to meet mine-specific load conditions regardless of adverse roof or floor conditions, while the smooth steel skin of the CAN also improves ventilation by reducing air resistance in the mine entry,” the company added.Omega Blocks for ventilation are specifically formulated building block, three times the size of regular concrete blocks, but significantly lighter in weight to help reduce labour and the installation process, according to Strata. The Omega Blocks are composed of non-toxic, incombustible materials that are fire resistant and impermeable to air. The blocks are fully MSHA approved and ideal for quick construction of underground ventilation stoppings, Strata said.Bob Weil, President & CEO of Burrell Mining International, said: “Burrell’s reputation as an industry innovator with a history of quality products and excellent customer service makes our partnership with Strata Worldwide a great strategic fit. Working together, we can provide customers throughout North America with efficient and safer secondary roof support products for the mining industry.”Mike Berube, President and CEO at Strata Worldwide, said: “We are very excited to enter this agreement with Burrell Mining. They are a premier supplier of secondary roof support for coal mining and have an excellent reputation in the industry. The CAN will be a strong addition to Strata’s line of roof support systems and with this agreement we will offer the most complete portfolio of roof support products on the market.”Strata Worldwide has grown from a company focused on roof supports in underground coal operations, to service mines of all types, all sizes, all commodities and all locations. It says it develops advanced safety solutions for mines all over the world.Burrell Mining International, meanwhile, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Burrell Group Inc, a family-owned company with business interests in mining products, insurance, real estate and technology. Burrell Mining International operates three plants in the US and two in Australia.
The inaugural Truck & Shovel conference is now just over seven weeks away and the stage is set for an exciting event looking into the future of the global loading and haulage industry.With topics such as automation, digitalisation, fleet management, and tyre and fuel optimisation on the agenda, there will be much to discuss at the 1.5-day event, taking place at the InterContinental Singapore, Middle Road, on September 19-20.In addition to gaining the support of Komatsu Mining (Platinum Sponsor), Zyfra Mining (Gold Sponsor) and Mining Industry Professionals (Media Sponsor), IM Events is pleased to announce that the Singapore Mining Club has backed this global event.Truck & Shovel 2019 will now be held in association with the Singapore Mining Club, an influential group that exists to promote development of Singapore as the pre-eminent regional hub for the management and financing of mining enterprises.We chose Singapore for this global event for several reasons, including:Many of the big mining companies have procurement and marketing hubs in this Asian metropolis;It acts as a gateway through to key mining hubs such as Australia, India, China and Indonesia, and;It has good transport links and an excellent reputation for event hospitality.Taking place in Ballroom I and II of the InterContinental Singapore, this event has attracted a number of high-profile speakers that have masses of industry knowledge to share with delegates.We plan to kick off the day with a keynote from Komatsu Mining’s Jason Knuth (Senior Manager – Data Solutions) and Simon Van Wegen (Product Manager – Data Solutions) on ‘Data-driven designs for dynamic mining environments’.The duo, who have spoken at many high profile conferences around the world, are set to reveal how advanced mining original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are leveraging the plethora of data nodes on smart equipment to adapt equipment and design solutions for the modern mine environment.Mikhail Makeev, Global Business Director, Zyfra Mining, is set to continue this digitalisation theme during his catchily-titled ‘How to make your mine “rock”’ presentation. The company has automation and fleet management expertise that it has applied across many mine sites, with Makeev keen to share details on these experiences.AutomationFor those focused on surface mining automation, Truck & Shovel tackles the concept from three different angles.Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development, ASI Mining, will provide a business case for haulage automation with a presentation titled: ‘Autonomous Mining – more feasible than you might think’. The company, 34% owned by global mining OEM Epiroc, began work on a project with Barrick Gold to retrofit and automate a fleet of Komatsu 930-E Ultra Class haul trucks at the Arturo joint venture operation in Nevada, last year, and is expecting to issue news on projects with other miners in the near future.Tony Cutler, Principal Consultant, OTR Global, will be tackling automation from a different stance in his ‘Factoring tyres into autonomous haulage’ presentation. Research from the leading mining OEMs offering autonomous haulage systems (AHS) indicates these systems have the potential to prolong tyre life, a claim Cutler will interrogate up on stage.And Steve Russell, Director – Mining, Scott Technology Ltd, will be looking at autonomous refuelling in his talk. With a title of ‘Robofuel Robotic Refuelling – A safety and productivity initiative for the 21st Century Mine’, he will highlight case studies that showcase just how effective this process is in an open-pit mining context.Equipment design and innovationThe look and feel of loading and haulage equipment hasn’t changed dramatically over the past few decades, but with mining companies and OEMs now receiving data in real time about how trucks and excavators are operating and interacting with each other, one would expect these design blueprints to, in the future, be altered in some way – for example Komatsu’s cabless haul truck concept.Taking on this topic at the event will be Christopher B Althausen, Director of Sales & Marketing for Pioneer Solutions LLC, and Brad Rogers, CEO of Bis Industries.Althausen’s presentation, ‘Mining truck design and development: challenges, hurdles and solutions’, looks at his and his company’s experiences approaching haul truck design over many decades. Rogers’ talk, meanwhile, focuses on ‘Innovation in minesite haulage’. With Bis Industries now having successful trials of its revolutionary Rexx haul truck in its back pocket, delegates will look forward to hearing all about the proven productivity benefits of using this 20-wheel machine.Maximising payloadThe first day of the event will finish with a packed session on truck bodies and excavator buckets where four speakers will highlight just how effective customised solutions can be in the open-pit mining environment.Carl Samuelson, Global Business Support Manager, Metso Haul Truck Solutions, will talk about successes the mining OEM has had with its hybrid haul truck tray, the Metso Truck Body, while David Pichanick, Global Manager Market Development & Innovation, Austin Engineering, will reveal how thinking ‘outside the box’ and changing the way the company uses materials in dump bodies and buckets has had an impact on safety and productivity. Tom Smith, Engineering Manager at DT HiLoad, rounds out the truck body talk, presenting, ‘HERCULES: The Strongest Tray in Earth’.Ian Cornfoot, Managing Director of G&G Mining, has the honour of closing day one with a presentation on the use of customised excavator buckets titled, ‘Moving Rocks Not Steel – “Productive innovations in earthmoving buckets”’.Fuel efficiency and managementAs has been well documented, fuel efficiency is key when it comes to open-pit mining, with optimised fuel selection and management often keeping the cost per tonne down.This topic kicks off day two of the event, with Kevin Dagenais, CEO of Blutip Technologies, looking at the use of predictive modelling techniques to target mining inefficiencies in this space. Sean Birrell, Group Product Officer, FluidIntel, follows closely behind him on ‘Analytics opportunities in fuel and lubricant management – unseen risks & untapped value in your supply chain & operations’, with Joao Silveirinha, Chief Technology Officer of Banlaw, rounding out the fuel talk with a talk titled, ‘Digital Transformation and Automation as it relates to the management of Hydrocarbons in Mining’.Safety and trainingThe last session of the conference is all on safety and training, with two speakers keen to talk up the benefits of these in open-pit mining where accidents can cost lives and machines.Daniel Bongers, Chief Technology Officer of SmartCap Technologies, will present, ‘Zero fatigue incidents achieved – moving to alertness monitoring’ in his 30-minute slot, with Graham Upton, Director of Business Development at simulator specialist, Doron Precision Systems Inc, following him with ‘Shovel and Truck, side-by-side Coordinated Training’.For details of how to register for this event, or access the full program, please visit the website: https://im-mining.com/truck-and-shovel/ Please note, all company delegations of two or more people are entitled to a discount. 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Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s Ambassador to Berlin delivered a so-called note verbale to the German Foreign Ministry, repeating a long-held demand for war reparations that date back to World War II when Nazi Germany occupied the country.A press release by the Foreign Ministry announced that the note calls on Germany to open negotiations on a “moral and material issue” of “great importance to the Greek people”.The Greek Foreign Ministry states that the claims concern damages and reparations for loss suffered by Greece and its citizens, for the victims and descendants of the victims. Germany is called to repay an “occupation loan and return the looted and illegally removed archaeological and other cultural treasures.”Greek Parliament had approved a proposal by a parliamentary committee to formally seek reparations from Germany for war crimes that are estimated to be at 300 billion euros.Berlin has already rejected the demand, claiming that there was no basis for reparations.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Hollywood star Tom Hanks is no stranger to Greece, and a great fan of the country thanks to his Greek American wife Rita Wilson.Bearing in mind their strong relationship, he could not miss his wife’s performance at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Saturday evening.Wilson performed as part of the SNFCC’s Summer Nostos Festival and impressed the audience with her singing. A special highlight was a duet with Christos Mastoras of Melisses fame. Their song, “Let Me Be” was co-written by both and received a warm reception.Hanks visited Wilson back stage to congratulate her for her great performance, and meet up with Mastoras as well.READ MORE: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson host Christmas tree lightingEarlier that day, Hanks posted a photo of himself with a vintage tricycle at the Antiparos port on social media heading to Athens for the concert.Wilson, apart from being a singer is also an actress, writer and producer of hits such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia.READ MORE: No fries thanks, I’m Greek View this post on Instagram Η @Panik_entertainment_group έφερε κοντά την διεθνούς φήμης ερμηνεύτρια @ritawilson και τον αγαπημένο μας @xmastoras οι οποίοι παρουσίασαν απόψε στη σκηνή του @snforg και το #summernostosfestival ⠀ Όπως δήλωσε η Rita Wilson, οι δυο τους ετοίμασαν εξ αποστάσεως το #letmebe και βρέθηκαν για πρώτη φορά απόψε στη σκηνή! Μια πολύ συγκινητική στιγμή και ένα τραγούδι που ανυπομονούμε να ακούσουμε ❤️⠀ ⠀ #RitaWilson #xristosmastoras #live @melisses_official #panikstarsA post shared by Panik Entertainment Group (@panik_entertainment_group) on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:21pm PDT
Stay on target Christian Bale Shares Cheeky Batsuit Advice for Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson Describes Trying on the Batsuit for First Time Before the Caped Crusader conquered every medium out there, from video games to movies to cartoons to Prince music videos, Batman was first of course a comic book character, the comic book character of DC Comics alongside Superman. And Batman’s history in his home medium is rich and unexpectedly varied if all you know of him is a gravely Christian Bale voice.If you want to familiarize yourself with Batman’s comic book legacy, you’ll soon have an exciting new chance. The Society of Illustrators, a New York City art society, is about to open three new art exhibits celebrating 80 years of awesome Batman drawings.Opening June 12 and running until October 12, these three exhibits collectively showcase over 200 pieces of original Batman art that fall under all sorts of different themes. If you don’t know where to start, consider going to the opening reception on June 21 kicking everything off.“Illustrating Batman: Eighty Years of Comics and Pop Culture,” the main exhibit, is a comprehensive look at Batman in comics. Famous Batman creators like Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, Jim Lee are all featured. And along with illustrated art you can enjoy Batman toys and commercials and essays.“Batman Collected: Chip Kidd’s Batman Obsession” is a more personal collection from graphic designer Chip Kidd. But you’ll still recognize rare pieces from heavy hitters like Alex Ross and Bruce Timm.And for all you folks who wish Batman was more anime, check out “Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan” and discover the quirky classic 1960s Bat-Manga by Jiro Kuwata.If you’re in New York and this all sounds cool to you, head over to the Society of Illustrators for Batman tickets while there’s still time. For more on Batman, get ready for Robert Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight in the upcoming movie and revisit the 1989 Tim Burton classic.
RelatedPosts The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) has issued a new warning against the use of virtual currencies amid revelations that around 70 Macau locals have been left around HK$20 million out of pocket by a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency mining company.According to a report by Macau News Agency, Rita Botelho dos Santos is set to file complaints against two Hong Kong companies – Genesis Hong Kong Limited and Forger Tech – having already filed a complaint against Dennis Lau Tin Chun and Hong Kit Lau, the majority shareholders in Genesis. The companies are alleged to have defaulted on promised payments totaling HK$20 million after signing agreements with “not less than” 70 Macau residents that saw them invest in cryptocurrency mining equipment.According to a Sworn Statement posted on Facebook in July by Santos’ son, Frederico Alexandre dos Santos Rosario, only around HK$6.4 million had been returned by that time. The statement adds that there have been seven “rounds” of the scheme conducted but that the Macau investors had only been returned the capital of their contributions for the first three rounds and none of the promised profits.Rosario is also the founder of Macau-based eSports organization, Grow uP eSports.Genises and Forger held a seminar at the headquarters of the Macau Civil Servants Association, co-hosted by Grow uP eSports, in January after which the 70 Macau investors signed a total of 142 participation agreements with the Hong Kong companies that included the transfer of investment funds to bank accounts held by Lau.The matter is ongoing.In a Monday statement, the AMCM reiterate that “virtual currencies are virtual commodities which are neither legal tenders nor financial instruments.”It added that the AMCM “has explicitly required all banks and payment services institutions in Macau not to participate in or provide, directly or indirectly, any financial services that involve the use of virtual currencies or virtual commodities as the means of payment. AMCM has been restating that provision of regulated activities such as foreign exchanges, cross-border fund transfers, or trading platforms for financial activities, without proper authorization constitutes a violation of the Financial System Act.”Rosario declined to speak publicly about the situation when contacted by Inside Asian Gaming last week but said that he was among the 70 victims left out of pocket. He also said at the time that he would leave it to his family to decide what course of action to take. Load More Casinos can innovate – and win new fans The Only Way is Up Caesars links with Japanese arcade game giant Taito for first US e-Arcade sports competition
Jane Greenspun Gale and her husband Jeff Gale, through a newly formed Nevada-based LLC called Greengale Publishing, have acquired Niche Media Holdings from The Greenspun Corporation. Niche Media, based in New York, publishes 11 high-end regional titles such as Aspen Peak, Ocean Drive, Hamptons and the newly launched Austin Way. Both Jane and Jeff were managing partners in Niche Media, which until now was part of the Nevada-based Greenspun Corp., a family-held company also serving the travel and tourism, real estate and gaming markets. A spokesperson declined to offer details on the deal terms and outside of the promotion of former president and COO Katherine Nicholls to CEO of Niche Media, no other management changes are expected at this time. The launch of Austin Way, says the spokesperson, is indicative of the new ownership and hints at further growth via new launches. Existing titles Ocean Drive and Hamptons are also fairing well, with the 10x-frequency Ocean Drive’s July/August issue topping out at 328 total pages. Hamptons, a summer weekly with a 13-issue frequency, hit 426 pages for its July 4 issue.Niche Media, founded by Jason Binn in 1998, was purchased by Greenspun in 2007. Nicholls took over as president in 2010 and Binn went on to launch luxe title DuJour in 2012.
Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe)https://t.co/wnS5qLeB2E— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 The Rick and Morty comment refers to a more violent form of vehicle protection. In a second-season episode of the show, Rick and Morty go inside the microverse battery of the Space Cruiser, and leave teenage Summer alone in the ship. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2 Rick instructs the ship to “keep Summer safe,” which it does, to bloody results. If you remember the slice-and-dice scene from 1997’s Cube … yeah, like that. Let’s hope that Musk limits Sentry Mode’s reaction to damage or theft to classical music, not Rick-style vengeance.And yes, the term “Sentry Mode” is likely to sound familiar to Marvel fans — Iron Man uses the term for a feature that allows for remote-operation of his Mark XLIII armor.Rick and Morty writers are back at work, but there’s still no date for the show’s return.First published Jan. 27, 4:11 p.m. PT. Update, 6:55 p.m. PT: Adds comment from Tesla. Rough beta in 2 to 3 weeks— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2019 The best NYCC 2018 cosplay: Black Panther, Rick and Morty and more 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 82 Photos Share your voice CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work. More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value “Keeping Summer safe” is a pretty bloody reference for Elon Musk to make. Adult Swim Tesla’s Elon Musk knows his Rick and Morty episodes. On Saturday, Musk tweeted about the Adult Swim animated show — with a rather grim reference.”Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe),” the billionaire tweeted. Comments Elon Musk Tesla Electric Cars TV and Movies Car Culture Will Sentry Mode actually play Johann Sebastian Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, that famed-from-horror-movies classical tune you may think of as Dracula’s theme? What exactly Sentry Mode entails is still mysterious. A Tesla rep told me in an email that the company wasn’t ready to say more than what Musk tweeted. Engadget has surmised that Sentry Mode will feature “always-on dash cam function or will switch on automatically when it senses a blow or break-in to the vehicle.”When asked about timing for the vehicle surveillance feature, Musk said on Friday he expected a “rough beta in two to three weeks.” Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot https://t.co/x2buQWiABX— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 22, 2019 Tesla Let’s break down that sentence. Musk tweeted about Sentry Mode a few days ago, on Jan. 22, when a Tesla owner tweeted about a dent and wished the car featured “360 (degree) dash cam feature while parked.”And a Tesla owner’s wish is Musk’s command, apparently, as he responded, “Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot.” Tags
Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon $999 See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the AirPods review Tags Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Angela Lang/CNET Preview • YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it’s worth $35 (hands-on) Rylo An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tips and tricks to master YouTube TV TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET YouTube TV, one of several services that delivers live TV over the Internet, recently raised its price to $50 per month. The service is available nationwide and includes more than 70 channels, including local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC networks in most markets.Originally published April 23, 7:59 a.m. PT.Update, 8:39 a.m.: Adds more information on YouTube TV and Verizon partnership. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Share your voice Comments The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $999 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Media Streamers Phones Sprint $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See It $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview Read Google Home Hub review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $59 at eBay $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) News • YouTube TV is now available across the US $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET 7 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 3 Sarah Tew/CNET YouTube TV has signed a deal with Verizon. Sarah Tew/CNET Verizon has teamed up with Google to offer YouTube TV to its wireless, 5G Home and Fios broadband customers. Customers will be able to subscribe to YouTube TV through Verizon, the companies said in a statement Tuesday. Verizon said it’ll offer “unique, high-value YouTube TV promotions” to its customers but didn’t offer specifics on pricing or availability. A representative for the carrier said it will have more to share later this year. “We were first in the world to bring commercial 5G to our customers and now another first on the content front as we offer our customers access to YouTube TV on whatever platform they choose,” Erin McPherson, head of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, said in the statement. Verizon YouTube,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $299 at Amazon Share your voice Review • YouTube TV review: The best premium live TV streaming service Turo $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate YouTube TV Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See it Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 2:12 Best Buy DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Turo Apple iPhone XS See It Now playing: Watch this: HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Tags Chris Monroe/CNET See at Amazon Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. 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reading • President Trump wants social media to catch shooters before they strike. It’s going to be hard Aug 6 • Trump says he’s watching Google ‘very closely,’ slams CEO Sundar Pichai President Donald Trump delivered remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio Monday. Getty Images Some of the most horrific mass shootings have followed a chillingly similar script: Angry white men, driven to extremism in online forums like 8chan and Gab, post manifestos railing against minorities. When they begin to shoot, members of the message boards post responses that encourage them to kill more.President Donald Trump says it needs to stop.In a speech after two shootings left at least 31 people dead, Trump called on social media companies to identify mass shooters before they open fire.”I am directing the Department of Justice to work in partnership with local state and federal agencies, as well as social media companies, to develop tools that can detect mass shooters before they strike,” he said.In theory, predictive policing online should be possible. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have increasingly harnessed artificial intelligence and other technology to identify and act on bad behavior as they sift through billions of posts. They’ve been able to pull down terrorist propaganda from ISIS, for example, and they have programs that can often identify child pornorgraphy automatically.People gather near white handmade crosses memorializing the victims of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead in El Paso, Texas. Getty Images The challenge, experts say, is that correctly identifying these lone wolves is tougher than finding overt terrorist propaganda. One reason, for example, is it’s hard to determine when a post may be preparation for a terrorist act, or merely someone spouting off.Another problem is that message boards have changed the way extremists recruit to their causes. Many of these attackers know each other only online. Some may not interact directly.”In the past, there would be a more terrestrial component to how hate groups would organize and recruit,” said Brian Levin, who runs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. That means they’d meet somewhere in the real world to chat or exchange propaganda.Manifestos online have taken the place of those real world connections. Manifestos reference other manifestos, effectively writing a new chapter in an expanding meta-book of hate. The writers almost always post anonymously. They rarely post overt threats because those would break the rules of most social media sites, which could get them kicked off and deprive them of a platform.”The issue is can we get to these folks who while stealth, are delivering clues, oftentimes the last of which is right before their attack,” Levin added.Not always rightOf course, Facebook and Twitter have taken action, primarily against propaganda supporting ISIS and Al-Qaeda. The social media companies have occasionally identified takedowns of white supremacist material, but haven’t provided macro data on the topic.Twitter says it suspended 166,513 unique accounts for promoting terrorism during the second half of 2018. The company credited its internal tools for flagging 91% of the accounts.”In the majority of cases, we take action at the account setup stage — before the account even Tweets,” Twitter said earlier this year.Meanwhile, Facebook said it found more than 99% of ISIS and Al-Qaeda content before it was reported by the community in the six months between April and September 2018.But experts say propaganda that lionizes terrorists is easier to identify as dangerous than an angry person spouting off about politics. And reading motive into hyperbolic tweets raises knotty questions about free speech. We can’t get to actual solutions if we keep blaming the virtual world. Brittan Heller, a fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Politics Tech Industry Digital Media 33 Share your voice Tags Aug 7 • Trump’s emissions and fuel economy rollbacks will cost Americans money, study says US Tech Policy See All • Comments Jul 28 • Apple’s Q3 earnings are all about the iPhone 11 hints “When we look at what predictive policing looks like, it always results in over-policing, arrests and prosecution of communities of color,” said Brittan Heller, a fellow at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights, who previously worked for the Anti-Defamation League, the US Department of Justice, and International Criminal Court. “Whenever I hear people trying to predict criminality, as a former prosecutor, it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up,” she said.Aside from the potentially thorny civil rights issues, the technology at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is far from perfect. Their automated computer programs have screwed up plenty of times.When Facebook put a computer in charge of selecting trending topics, it began sharing hoaxes and conspiracy theories instead of actual news stories. After a shooter killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the top trending video on YouTube accused David Hogg, a survivor, of being a “crisis actor.”AI may eventually get better at understanding hate-riddled posts. But Heller says Trump and other politicians need to look beyond technology for an answer to this growing domestic threat.”It’s less a question about the internet, and it’s more a question about gun-based violence,” Heller said. “We can’t get to actual solutions if we keep blaming the virtual world.”CNET’s Queenie Wong contributed to this report. US Tech Policy
Federal authorities say the death of some of the walruses at a haul-out site in northwest Alaska were caused by humans, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes it has identified those responsible.Walrus found dead and decapitated near Cape Lisburne. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.However, the U.S. attorney’s office, in a statement Friday afternoon, said charges have not been filed so far and the investigation continues. The statement said no further information on the investigation would be released at this time.Last month, federal authorities said they were investigating a report that about 25 walrus had been killed near Cape Lisburne and that some were missing tusks. Cape Lisburne is home to an Air Force radar station with few personnel.A message was left for an assistant U.S. attorney in Anchorage.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez, US Air National GuardFort Bend County is tallying the wreckage from Hurricane Harvey, more than half a year on. Officials now say the storm destroyed or damaged more than 6,800 homes.“Those damaged homes, a little over 3,000 of those happened up in the Canyon Gate/Cinco Ranch area of Fort Bend County,” said Jeff Braun, Fort Bend County’s emergency management coordinator.Fort Bend took more than 30 inches of rain during Harvey. Many residents learned the hard way that they lived in the Barker Reservoir flood pool, when both Barker and the neighboring Addicks Reservoir backed up.The county has waived some of its permit fees to help people who lost their homes to rebuild and recover. Braun said the county has also completed repairs on seven bridges, 18 water control structures, and some damaged roads. But he said much work remains to be done. X Listen 00:00 /00:42
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We forgive you if you’re feeling a bit confused. GoFundMe, the company, just donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign set up to both counter and troll yet another GoFundMe campaign. But wait, it gets even weirder. In this convoluted battle of the GoFundMes, the tech company comes down on the humane side. Welcome to San Francisco, 2019, where nothing makes sense, but you can still count on the city to collectively thumb its nose at some cartoonishly awful jerks. According to SF Weekly, this all started with a group of wealthy San Francisco residents uniting to oppose the construction of a Navigation Center — think of it as a more comprehensive homeless shelter that offers services and counseling as well as a place to sleep — in their mostly fancy neighborhood. “[The] guillotine is coming for you all.”The initial inciting GoFundMe, dubbed “Safe Embarcadero for All,” sought to raise $100,000 to be used “exclusively for legal and related costs to oppose the proposed Navigation Center at Seawall Lot 330.” It was created on March 20 by a self-described “resident of South Beach” and sought to retain counsel from Zacks, Freedman & Patterson — a law firm known for representing property owners. And the money poured in. At the time of this writing the campaign had received $48,745 of its goal. Although, at least $5 of that appears to be from someone who just wanted the ability to leave a publicly viewable message on the GoFundMe campaign page. “[You] people should be ashamed,” read the note in question. “[The] guillotine is coming for you all.” Check the “Recent Donations” column.Image: screenshot / gofundmeIn the face of all this, San Francisco resident William Fitzgerald decided to set up his own GoFundMe campaign. Playfully named “SAFER Embarcadero for ALL,” the campaign would support the Coalition on Homelessness‘s pro-Navigation Center efforts while simultaneously “trolling the haters.”And then GoFundMe, the Redwood City-based company, got involved. In a somewhat surprising move, the company donated $5,000 to Fitzgerald’s pro-Navigation Center campaign.“Every month, GoFundMe gives over $100,000 to deserving campaigns nominated by GoFundMe employees as part of our Gives Back program,” a company spokesperson wrote to Mashable via email. “GoFundMe employees choose to nominate worthy causes throughout the year and we believe this campaign to support the Coalition is an important effort.” Image: screenshot / gofundme“I think it was quite cheeky of them and pretty smart,” Fitzgerald said of GoFundMe’s donation when reached by phone. The company assured Mashable over email that it would not be taking a cut of its own donation, and that the Coalition on Homelessness would receive the entire $5,000 minus 2.9 percent (plus $.30) pulled from all donations on the platform to cover “the cost of third party card processors and the safe and secure transfer of funds.”As of the evening of March 28, the same day it was launched, the SAFER Embarcadero for ALL campaign (remember, that’s the good one) has raised $16,623 from 210 people. The Coalition calls this “a big chunk of change for [them].”So, there you have it. A GoFundMe campaign set up in part to troll another GoFundMe campaign was backed by GoFundMe and will end up contributing to a noble cause. Life is still good. Sometimes. It’s going down.Image: Westend61 / gettyBy Jack Morse2019-03-29 01:57:29 UTC