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  • Man mistaken as thief flogged to death in Rajkot

    first_imgA Dalit man was allegedly flogged to death by five persons at Rajkot in Gujarat.Identified as Mukesh Vania, a rag picker, the man was tied to a pole and beaten mercilessly by five persons, who mistook him for a thief at a factory in the Rajkot Industrial Area. He died later at the Rajkot Civil Hospital.Following the incident, the police arrested five persons, including the factory owner and booked under law on atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.Mevani condemns“Mr. Mukesh Vaniya belonging to a Scheduled Caste was miserably thrashed and murdered by factory owners in Rajkot, and his wife was brutally beaten up,” Gujarat’s independent MLA and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani tweeted, condemning the incident.He described the Rajkot incident as worse than the Una flogging case and said that lawlessness prevailed in Gujarat. “This is a far more gruesome incident than [that in] Una. In Una, the victims were beaten up and humiliated. Whereas, here a man lost his life amidst caste violence… The government of Gujarat has still not learned from its past mistakes,” Mr Mevani wrote on Facebook.The whole incident was caught on CCTV. Later the footage went viral, sparking protests by Dalit groups.The State authorities immediately swung into action and announced a compensation of ₹8.5 lakh to the victim’s family with the assurance that the accused would not be spared.last_img read more

  • Now or never

    first_imgAir Force earns draw; 2 clubs not joining PPL MOST READ “Good thing, there’s still a Game 7,” he added.And Magnolia hopes to finish what it failed to do when it clashes anew with Rain or Shine on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGame time is 6:30 p.m.The Hotshots squandered an opportunity to bundle out the Elasto Painters and missed a chance at affording themselves ample preparation time for another trip to the conference finals where a familiar foe awaits them. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess But Garcia hopes to use the same ploy he did in Game 6.“During practice, we did not even do viewing. I just told the players to enjoy the game and to keep it simple. And it worked,” he said.“So coming into Game 7, I think we just have to do the same thing,” Garcia added. “I told them that we just have to trust each other and just see what happens.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Victolero and the Hotshot also absorbed their first loss that night at Ynares Center—the very arena where they have been undefeated in nearly two years, and the place where they were crowned Governor’s Cup champions last season.But Magnolia has no time to wade through trivia and back stories. The prize for Saturday night’s winner is a shot a dethroning reigning four-time all-Filipino champions San Miguel Beer.“There will be little adjustments for the two teams come game time. It will just boil down [to] who wants it more,” Victolero said.Desire, yes. But Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia said Magnolia will come in with a little edge.“Perhaps the difference now is Magnolia, in this situation, probably has the upper hand in experience,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESThere was no shortage of answers from head coach Chito Victolero when asked how Magnolia let a golden opportunity slip out of its hands.“They (Rain or Shine) outworked us. They were more aggressive than us. They wanted [the win] more than us,” the Hotshots mentor told reporters on his way out of a 91-81 loss to the Elasto Painters in Game 6 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal clash at Ynares Center in Antipolo City late Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • LG V30+ with 6-inch FullVision display, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC & dual cameras launched at Rs 44,990

    first_imgLG finally launched its high-end V30+ flagship phone in India on Wednesday at a price of Rs 44,990. The V30+, which is successor to last year’s audio-centric V20, comes with an unusual 18:9 FullVision display – instead of a regular 16:9. This means that the V30+ is not just an audio-centric phone, it is video-centric as well. Apart from this, the newest flagship also boasts of a dual rear camera setup and 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC as well. The USP of the V30+, according to LG, is its big bezel-less display. The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side: a concept also seen in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s iPhone X. LG has so far stayed clear of using an OLED panel (not strictly though as the forgettable G Flex 2 did house one) but all this changes with the V30+. The V30+ is LG’s first true flagship phone, in a long time, to come with a curved OLED — called Full Vision by the company — display which is also HDR 10-ready. The V30+ is also compatible with Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform.The LG V30+ is launching with Android 7.1.2 Nougat but it’s in line to get Android Oreo in the days to come although there’s still no definite time-line.Specs, features and everything to knowMoving on, the LG V30+ has a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display with a 2880×1400 pixel resolution, which roughly translates to 538ppi and this when combined with LG’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based UX software will allow users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side-by-side. The feature, which seems to be a gradual progression of Android 7.0’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, has been extended to the camera software as well.advertisementSpeaking of the camera, the LG V30+ comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of one 16-megapixel standard angle (f/1.6 aperture) and one 13-megapixel 120 degrees wide angle (f/1.9 aperture) lens. LG is touting the V30+’ rear camera system as the world’s first camera system to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 which should technically entail in outstanding low light photography. In addition, the dual camera system on-board the V30+ uses crystal clear glass lens instead of plastic and that should also aid in better photos, according to LG.A specialised feature of the V30+’ manual mode is Graphy, something that allows users to apply the same ‘style and mood’ of a chosen professional photo to their own.Also Read: LG V30 with 6-inch OLED screen, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC & dual cameras launched at IFAThe V30+ dual camera system has been built not only to take outstanding still photos, it has also been designed to shoot pro-level videos. The V30+, to begin with, can shoot 4K videos at 30fps in log format. The V30+, in addition, comes with as many as 15 different color grading presets to add a cinematic look to videos, and a specialized mode called Point Zoom that allows zooming into any selected area within the frame while recording.On the front, the V30+ sports a 5-megapixel camera with a “wide” 90-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture.On the inside, the LG V30+ is powered by a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB of internal storage which is further expandable via a micro-SD card slot. The phone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for both fast and wireless charging.Unlike its predecessor, the V30+ dumps LG’s trademark secondary ticker screen for a floating bar feature that can be customized to fit up to five apps for easy access. There’s an always-on display feature and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for immersive audio. The V30+ also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.On the outside, the V30+ comes with a ‘minimalist’ design consisting of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on camera) and metal, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Additionally, the V30+ is also dust and water resistant — IP68-certified — as also MIL-STD-810G certified so it can technically survive harsh environment. The V30+, in addition to a fingerprint scanner, also includes facial and voice recognition technology for added security.Price and availabilityThe LG V30+ has been launched in India at a price of Rs 44,990 and will be available for buying in as many as four colours from December 18 exclusively from Amazon India. Pre-booking is now live on the e-retail website. LG will be offering one-time screen replacement, and a wireless charger and in-app content (worth Rs 6,400) for free with the V30+, the company has announced.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Greece Bows To UEFA Pressure

    first_imgATHENS — Greece is unlikely to be suspended from international competition after its government pledged to make key changes to a new sports law aimed at fighting violence and match-fixing, UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said April 29.Infantino met with members of the Parliament committee who are debating a soccer anti-violence law that UEFA says interferes with the independence of the sport’s administration.The government’s Deputy Minister for Sport, Stavros Kontonis, and the Chairman of the Greek Football Association, Giorgos Girtzikis, were also present.“I think that the outcome of the meeting was positive (but) we are not there yet,” Infantino said after the talks that lasted more than two hours. “We just have to fine-tune the different articles.”Greece’s top league has been suspended three times this season because of crowd violence and an attack on a senior referee, and a high-level judicial investigation is probing alleged corruption in the sport.The draft law is to be voted on next week, but government officials said they had agreed to delay the debate for two days to allow for further consultations with UEFA.The confrontation and possible suspension – dubbed in the local news media as a “football Grexit” – has added pressure on Greece’s new left-wing government, which is struggling to avoid bankruptcy in troubled negotiations with bailout lenders.“For us it is absolutely essential that the self-governance, the autonomy, of the federation is protected,” Infantino said.“This is a fundamental article for us and the consequence of this being violated would have been — and I use ‘would have been’ — the exclusion of Greek football. I think we will not get there.”Kontonis said the government would make amendments requested to the draft law but remained determined to crack down on violence.The opposition conservatives had initially called for the bill to be withdrawn, but said they were also satisfied with the proposed changes.Olympiacos has already won the Greek league title with 74 points after 32 matches, 12 clear of second-place Panathinaikos with two games remaining. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • In Good Form: Stutterheim

    first_img How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Editors’ Recommendations Soon we will be creeping into the rainy season before spring bursts forth, and rarely can we find a quality rain coat that doesn’t make us look like an extreme sports enthusiast. We need one that works well with a suit.When we discovered Stutterheim at the (capsule) menswear trade show last year, we were excited to see a refreshing throwback to proper rain wear. Based in Stockholm and inspired by his grandfather, Alexander Stutterheim launched his line of rain coats with a serious intention of not letting added thrills get in the way of a great looking piece of clothing.  We spoke to him about his life before rain wear, the appreciation of melancholy and what he is listening to in his studio.What were you doing before you launched your brand?I worked as a copywriter for 15 years at an ad agency  with clients like SAAB and Electrolux. I became a bit tired of always compromising my ideas and my copy.  One day  when I was on my way to a meeting, I suddenly noticed that people dressed ugly in the rain. They looked either like they didn’t care (and got soaked) or as if they had just arrived in town from the golf course. It was Gore-Tex all over.Do you have a fashion background?No. But I have a really good eye to what looks good or not. In my mind, that is. My mom had a clothing store for 30 years and it was important for her that I looked good  even though we didn’t have any money. So I guess the interest and some knowledge comes from her.We love that you embrace melancholy. American’s would just prescribe a pill for that.Like you say, it is not depression..;.. it is an uneasiness with the state of things.Were you uneasy with the state of men’s outerwear?I haven’t really thought upon it like that. I was actually more uneasy with the throw away mentality, mass production and how things work. The speed! Everything must go faster and faster. Too fast for mankind, I think.Tell us what we would hear playing in the Stutterheim studio.Right now I play The Temptations: Just my Imagination, Jennifer Warnes: I Know a Heartache When I See One, Brett Dennen: Ain´t Gonna Lose You, Chet Baker and Sade. A lot of heartbroken melancholic tunes to put me in the right mood.  Trying not to be happy because then I can’t work at all.Do you go fishing in your coat? If so what is your favorite catch?Actually I just wear mine in town! I still wear my granddad’s coat when fishing out in the archipelago and once and awhile I can get a trout.Any delicious fish recipe you can share with us?Not really, just BBQ it  on a cliff at sunset with lemon, salt, Chablis and your love.What is your favorite experience in your rain coat?Haha, this could get naughty…but ok; my favorite experience is when people ask me where I bought it. And, thankfully, they do that quite regularly. The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Which Lobster Roll Style Reigns Supreme: Connecticut or Maine? Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee last_img read more

  • MAIB Improper Lookout Led to Collision off Scotland

    first_imgzoom The cargo ship Daroja and the bunker barge Erin Wood collided some two miles east of Peterhead, Scotland in August 2015 due to improper lookout on either vessel, a report from the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) shows.According to MAIB, watchkeepers in both vessels were unaware of the risk of collision and took no action to avoid the other ship.In the incident, which occurred on August 29, 2015, in daylight and good visibility, the bunker barge Erin Wood was badly damaged and its crew put in danger. There was also some minor pollution from leaking fuel cargo.The investigation revealed a number of safety issues, including lookout in order to detect other vessels and assess the situation and highlighted the potential consequences when the risks associated with the Officer of the Watch (OOW) being the sole lookout are not effectively addressed.MAIB has made a series of safety recommendations to the managers of both vessels intended to raise the standards of watchkeeping at sea.A recommendation has also been made to the St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry regarding the inspection of new vessels joining the flag.last_img read more

  • Elder Paper nearly trashed million dollars

    first_img(preceding photo: Michele Paper, 97, on the right, stands next to elder Tom Eagle in 2005)APTN National NewsDene elder Michel Paper, 97, nearly tossed $1 million into the trash.The elder from Dettah, NT, is now planning to buy a new house for his family, throw a feast and leave the rest of his winnings to his son and grandchildren.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

  • Alberta government plans to invest 1 billion on bitumen upgrading projects

    first_imgThe goal is to have Alberta’s thick bitumen upgraded in the province so that more of it can flow through pipelines, leading to an increase in volume and sales.It’s expected to free up 30 percent of pipeline capacity at a time when bottlenecks are causing Alberta crude to sell at a steep discount on the North American market.The decision follows a recommendation from the government’s energy diversification advisory committee. EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta is investing $1 billion in oilsands bitumen upgrading to get a bigger bang for the buck on its oil.Premier Rachel Notley says the money will be used for loan guarantees and grants to attract anywhere from two to five partial oil upgrading facilities – resulting in $5 billion of private investment.The project will begin in 2019 and last for eight years.last_img read more

  • Death Toll from Syria Bus Blast Climbs to 112

    Toronto – The death toll from Saturday’s suicide bombing of an evacuation bus convoy in Syria now stands at 112 and observers on the ground are predicting it could climb higher before the final number is known.The Syrian Observatory for Human rights is reporting that the dead include 98 civilians plus aid workers and rebel soldiers. Children are also among the victims.According to the BBC’s Middle east reporter, Lina Sinjab, a vehicle loaded with food supplies for the evacuees approached the convoy on Saturday in Rashidin. It began handing out potato chips, which attracted a large number of children. Then, at approximately 15:30, local time, it exploded. It’s not clear, according to Sinjab, precisely who is responsible for the blast, although there is speculation regarding just how the vehicle was able to get so close to the convoy without having had government permission.At the moment, no one is taking responsibility but the government is blaming the rebels. With so many of their own supporters among the evacuees, however, it seems unlikely that rebels would have seen such a move to be in their best interest, and there is no evidence to support the government’s claim.According to the same source, in his Easter Sunday address, Pope Francis condemned the attack, calling it “an ignoble attack on fleeing refugees.”He offered up a prayer for Syria: “May (God) in a particular way sustain the efforts of those who are actively working to bring healing and comfort to the civilian population of Syria, the beloved and martyred Syria, who are victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death.”The evacuation of 30,000 Syrian civilians is part of the “Four Towns” deal brokered to alleviate the suffering of those caught in Syria’s besieged towns. The convoy had been waiting since Friday evening to begin moving when talks once again stalled. As a result of Saturday’s carnage against the innocent, both sides appear amenable to talking once again. read more

  • How the major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    Stocks gave up an early gain to finish with modest losses Wednesday as investors continued weighing a steady flow of corporate earnings.Energy and communications companies took some of the biggest losses as a three day rally in the price of U.S. crude oil ended. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower, as investors shifted money into low-risk assets.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index fell 6.43 points, or 0.2%, to 2,927.25.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 59.34 points, or 0.2%, to 26,597.05.The Nasdaq composite lost 18.81 points, or 0.2%, to 8,102.01.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks picked up 3.04 points, or 0.2%, to 1,588.13.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 22.22 points, or 0.8%.The Dow is up 37.51 points, or 0.1%.The Nasdaq is up 103.95 points, or 1.3%.The Russell 2000 is up 22.38 points, or 1.4%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 420.40 points, or 16.8%.The Dow is up 3,269.59 points, or 14%.The Nasdaq is up 1,466.74 points, or 22.1%.The Russell 2000 is up 239.57 points, or 17.8%.The Associated Press read more

  • Medical trends revealed in latest UN health statistics compilation

    The rising deaths caused by non-communicable diseases and the vast inequality in health resources between developed and developing countries are two of the trends spotlighted in an annual statistical compilation released today by the United Nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) report represents the most complete set of health statistics available, for a set of 50 health indicators from the agency’s 193 Member States, with the new edition also highlighting trends in 10 of the most closely watched global health figure. According to the publication, World Health Statistics 2007, the ageing of the global population will result in significant increases in the total number of deaths caused by most non-communicable diseases, particularly cancer, over the next 30 years. In regard to the distribution of health resources, the volume points out that there is a 20/90 syndrome in which 30 developed countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) make up less than 20 per cent of the world’s population but spend 90 per cent of available health funding. Other trends monitored by the publication include projections of mortality for the year 2030, aspects of maternal mortality, rates of growth stunting due to malnutrition, the extent to which people can access treatment, the major risk factors for ill-health, and health outcomes in the context of demographic factors in individual countries. In her speech introducing the report to current World Health Assembly, the annual policy-making meeting of WHO, Director-General Margaret Chan, focused on the need for accurate evidence and up-to-date statistics as the basis for policy decisions. “Reliable health data and statistics are the foundation of health policies, strategies, and evaluation and monitoring,” Dr. Chan told the gathering in Geneva. “Evidence is also the foundation for sound health information for the general public.” 18 May 2007The rising deaths caused by non-communicable diseases and the vast inequality in health resources between developed and developing countries are two of the trends spotlighted in an annual statistical compilation released today by the United Nations. read more

  • Trial of Bosnian Serb accused of genocide transferred from UN tribunal

    11 June 2007The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia announced today that it is transferring the case of a Bosnian Serb ex-soldier facing genocide charges over his role in the notorious massacre of Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. The trial of Milorad Trbić, a former security officer of the Zvornik Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army, will now take place within the war crimes section of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s court system, according to a news release from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).Mr. Trbić has been charged with genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions and forcible transfer committed against the civilians of the Srebrenica area between July and November 1995.The indictment alleges that Mr. Trbić entered an agreement with several other Bosnian Serb military leaders, including Gen. Ratko Mladić, to kill the able-bodied Muslim men who were captured or surrendered after the town of Srebrenica, supposed to be a UN-protected area, fell to the Bosnian Serbs on 11 July.Mr. Trbić and others are accused of also plotting to remove the remaining Muslim population of Srebrenica and Žepa from Republika Srpska with the intent to destroy that population.At least 7,000 men and boys were killed when the Srebrenica enclave was overrun and thousands of women and children were deported to other areas.The indictment states that Mr. Trbić participated with other Bosnian Serb army personnel in an organized effort to conceal the killings and executions of those men and boys by exhuming bodies from initial mass graves and reburying them in secondary graves.The ICTY which sits at The Hague, has so far transferred 10 accused to Bosnia and Herzegovina for trial, as well as two accused to Croatia and one to Serbia.The transfers of cases involving low or intermediate-level accused to courts in the countries of the former Yugoslavia are part of the Tribunal’s completion strategy, designed to allow it to concentrate its resources upon the most serious cases.The ICTY has indicted 161 persons and completed proceedings in the cases of 108 accused since it held its first hearing in November 1994. Under the completion strategy, the Tribunal is scheduled to finish its work by the end of 2010. read more

  • TSX US markets jump on new eurozone rescue plan

    TORONTO — The TSX saw a big triple digit bounce just after the open Friday as commodity prices rose and European leaders appeared to have made some serious progress on solving their persistent debt crisis.The S&P/TSX Composite index moved ahead 170.57 points to 11,595.27.The Canadian dollar jumped 1.24¢ to US98.06¢ as investor sentiment improved.Markets had grown increasingly doubtful about the ability or willingness of the European Union to take action that would avert a broadening crisis. But leaders in Brussels on Friday revealed a new plan to send EU bailout funds directly to struggling banks and to ease austerity measures on the most debt-troubled countries.The August crude contract moved up US$3.61 to US$81.60 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The August gold contract gained US$43.90 to US$1,594.30 an ounce, while the July copper contract moved up US12¢ to US$3.45 a pound.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones added 182.77 points to 12,785.88 and the S&P 500 was up 20.84 points to 1,349.88, while the Nasdaq gained 50.6 points to 2,900.09.The Canadian Press read more

  • Regulatory reforms of homesharing services may penalize casual users Airbnb says

    VANCOUVER — As Canadian cities continue to wage a regulatory crack down on online home-rental platforms, Airbnb maintains it’s open to regulation provided new rules don’t penalize casual users and recognize not every host runs a full-fledged business.Vancouver and Toronto are both weighing imposing a number of restrictions on users, while Quebec, the first province to regulate the industry, may revamp its law in the near future.“There are still a lot of misperceptions about what homesharing is all about,” said Alex Dagg, Airbnb’s director of Canadian public policy, warning about unintended consequences from rushed regulations.“That’s the concern — that you come up with something that you think makes sense. And without understanding really what your community is looking like and how they’re using the platform and how they’re benefiting from it, you can really design something that isn’t helpful.”Many homeowners or tenants use the platform to rent out a portion of or their entire home to earn some extra cash. Airbnb’s critics include the hotel industry that says hosts face less stringent regulations and don’t have to pay the same taxes, as well as those saying it has created additional housing problems in cities with low vacancy rates and high home ownership costs.Dagg is in Vancouver to argue the American company’s case in front of a city council holding public hearings into a proposed home-sharing bylaw. If approved, it would take effect in April and require hosts to have a licence that costs $49 each year and to only rent out their primary residence.The city argues limiting short-term rentals to primary residences will protect existing long-term rental housing and potentially add new units to a heated rental market.In Oct. 2016, metro Vancouver’s vacancy rate was 0.7 per cent, according to the CMHC’s most recent figures. Meanwhile, the benchmark price for a property in the Vancouver area was $1,037,300 in September, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.Dagg wants the city to consider allowing Airbnb rentals in some circumstances where a person’s primary residence is outside Vancouver. For example, if someone has a primary residence on Vancouver Island where they live on weekends but owns an apartment in Vancouver for work during the week, she said they should be allowed to continue renting that space on Saturdays and Sundays.“It’s complicated,” she said, and the system requires carefully thought out regulations.In Quebec, the provincial government has imposed numerous restrictions and Dagg said the company understands the provincial tourism minister will make some amendments this fall.“It’s really designed in a way for much more professional operators,” said Dagg, while not reflecting a large, casual homesharing community. The law requires anyone renting a property via Airbnb and other online platforms for no more than 31 consecutive days to hold a permit and pay a hotel tax.Toronto, another market grappling with high rents and housing prices, recently wrapped public consultations on its proposed home-sharing regulations.The city wants to allow people to rent their principal residence for no more than 28 consecutive days. It will also require hosts to register with Toronto at a cost of $40 to $150 annually. In November, the city will hold committee meetings to vote on the regulations and, if passed, the regulations will head to council in early December.On Wednesday, Airbnb announced an arrangement with Neptune Waterpark Condos in Toronto that will allow residents to rent their primary residence in the building using Airbnb and receive a portion of the profit. It’s the first building in Canada to join the company’s so-called friendly buildings program, which had only operated in the States up to now.The system could help ease some condo boards’ concerns about security if units are rented to travellers as it gives management access to a guest registry. Dagg said there’s “no reason” a similar set-up couldn’t work in Vancouver.But she believes it’s too early to say whether Vancouver will side with the home-sharing industry and its proponents, or stick to its proposed bylaw. The public hearing is scheduled to continue Thursday.Regardless, she said, it’s important to keep monitoring regulations once they’re in place.“We’ll obviously continue to work with the city.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

  • US and Sri Lanka discuss defense ties

    The United States and Sri Lanka have had talks on the defense relations between both countries.The discussion took place at a meeting between the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz and State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene. The Defence Ministry said that State Minister Wijewardene and the US Ambassador had cordial discussions on matters of bilateral importance and mutual relevance during the meeting. (Colombo Gazette)

  • New members – September 2017

    Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – September 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

  • Manolo Cadenas Our next goal is to become European champions

    Manolo CadenasSpain handball Spain showed huge ambitions at Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark by entering the semi-final stage. Team of Manolo Cadenas is ready for a big battle with France in Herning on Friday – 18.30 hrs. Spanish coach believes that his team is ready to fight for the first European gold in “Boxen” on Sunday:– So far we have achieved the first two goals , the first was to save the first phase points, the second was to be in semi-finals and now we go for the third – he said and added: .– It is key that our defense is ready to help in every situation, because if we play like them more individually, France is more equipped for that game , have players that are individually able to overcome any opponent – said Cadenas.” It will be very important not to go to physical contact , move the ball quickly , make changes in direction , many movements of players exploit the tactic, because if we go to the one on one we are going to make many mistakes and here comes the threat of passive play , and then you have to play what comes out – concluded Cadenas.source: marca.com ← Previous Story BATTLE FOR QATAR 2015: Draw in Herning during Final day! Next Story → ROMANIA STRIKES AGAIN: Camilla Herrem to HCM Baia Mare! read more

  • Man Attempts to Recreate Frogger Gets Hit by SUV

    first_imgTry as I might, I can’t really come up with a video game I’d recommend emulating in real life–for whatever reason, there aren’t too many titles based around cleaning your room or eating all of your vegetables. Whenever someone gets it in their head to reenact a game, it’s nearly invariably a terrible idea.Take, for example, the recent story of a 23-year-old South Carolina man, who decided it would be a good idea to translate Frogger into the real world, ala Seinfeld. The man is in stable condition after attempting the feat, running across the street after his friends shouted “Go,” only to be struck by a Lexus SUV. According to the local chief of police, the similarity to the popular Atari game isn’t coincidental. The man and his friends were really attempting to act out the game. His name has not yet been released.last_img read more

  • Intel confirms Windows 8 on ARM wont be backwards compatible

    first_imgFor some it may be an obvious thing to state, but Windows 8 on ARM will be a completely blank canvas with no compatibility mode for any software running on previous x86 versions of Windows. If a developer wants an older app to run on Windows 8 ARM, they need to develop a new version specifically for the platform.Windows 8 on x86 hardware, known as Windows 8 traditional inside Intel, will run Windows 7 and previous version’s apps, but it will be as part of a Windows 7 compatibility mode.The confirmation comes not from Microsoft, but from Intel, who work closely with Microsoft for each new release of the Windows operating system to ensure compatibility. The chip giant also sees its position on Windows 8 as being very strong due to the backwards compatibility offered across its processor range. That is something it believes Windows 8 on ARM cannot offer.The facts are clear for the release of Windows 8, though. If you intend on running Microsoft’s latest operating system on the ARM platform don’t expect the apps from Windows 7 or Windows XP to be available to you. Unless a developer supports the Win 8 ARM platform you will need to find an alternative.Read more at The RegisterMatthew’s OpinionWhile I was expecting this to be the case, I did wonder if Microsoft would attempt to include some sort of emulation for apps on the ARM version. But that would probably not work from a performance point of view, and supporting such a feature would be a headache.With that in mind, you can see how Intel don’t see this move as a major threat at the moment. Windows 8 traditional will have app support across many devices, including the newly announced Atom roadmap taking us to 2014 and a 14nm processor.But the move to ARM for Windows 8 is only the beginning. Microsoft will support the platform going forward and developer support will grow. Not long after launch we will be able to start doing direct comparisons of the OS and its apps running on both platforms. Then we’ll be able to see who really does win in the performance and battery life stakes.last_img read more