Speaker Bercow has selected five of the twelve ame

first_imgSpeaker Bercow has selected five of the twelve amendments tabled by MPs ahead of the Brexit votes tonight, which will be held in the Commons from 7pm. Depending on what ministers say from the despatch box, some of these proposals might be pulled.Here’s a very brief guide to each amendment, following the order in which they’ll be taken.a) Labour Revealed on Monday, sets out Labour’s five demands for Brexit, including permanent customs union membership. It won’t pass. The significant thing is that its defeat marks the beginning of the party’s shift towards backing another EU referendum.Main supporters: Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, John McDonnell, Valerie Vaz, Nicholas Brown.k) SNPSays the UK is “determined” not to leave the EU without a deal “under any circumstances, and regardless of any exit date”.Main supporters: Ian Blackford, Liz Saville Roberts, Caroline Lucas, Stephen Gethins, Tom Brake, Patrick Grady.c) Spelman/Dromey a.k.a. Cooper/LetwinSets a deadline of 18th March for either agreeing a deal or agreeing ‘no deal’ or extending Article 50. Takes control of the Commons timetable and allows MPs to debate the Yvette Cooper bill for extending Article 50 tomorrow. Likely to be pulled.Main supporters: Caroline Spelman, Jack Dromey, Oliver Letwin, Yvette Cooper, Norman Lamb, Ben Lake.b) CostaEnsures that the part of Theresa May’s deal on citizens’ rights is adopted and implemented before the exit date, regardless of whether the UK ends up leaving without a deal.This amendment has caused confusion: the Prime Minister spoke against it yesterday but Sajid Javid didn’t appear to know that when taking questions at the home affairs select committee this morning.The government is now formally backing the amendment – but Alberto Costa, a government PPS, was sacked earlier for tabling it.Main supporters: Alberto Costa, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Corbyn, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Dominic Grieve, Iain Duncan Smith.f) CooperRestates the commitments made by the Prime Minister yesterday, which were to give MPs a say on ‘no deal’ by 13th March (if May’s deal has been rejected again) and give MPs a chance to grant a “short, limited” extension to Article 50 by 14th March (if no deal has been rejected).Comes from the same team as amendment c). It is likely to be pulled as Letwin has said in the debate that there is no need for it.Main supporters: Yvette Cooper, Oliver Letwin, Caroline Spelman, Jack Dromey, Nick Boles, Hilary Benn.Tags:Labour /Brexit /Brexit amendments /last_img read more

UPDATED Police Seek Man and Woman in Gray Truck in Mission District

first_img“Hopefully his situation has changed for the better,” said Rueca.The victim had also been robbed of his wallet and cellphone, police report. As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests have been made.This is a developing story – we will update as more information comes in.Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF. 0% Police report that they are searching for a man and woman driving charcoal gray truck in connection to a Mission District shooting that on Monday afternoon left a 45-year-old man in life-threatening condition.Police first reported that the shooting took place just a block away from San Francisco General Hospital, at 25th and Hampshire streets, where responding officers found the victim yesterday. But on Tuesday, police reported that they believe the shooting actually took place at 23rd and Mission streets – it is unclear how the man arrived near the hospital with his injuries.Police responded to reports of a shooting at approximately 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of 25th and Hampshire streets, said Officer Robert Rueca, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department, and upon their arrival found “an adult male with a gunshot wound” stemming from a semi-automatic handgun.The victim suffered from at least one gunshot wound and was conscious when police made contact with him, said Rueca. He was transported to the nearby hospital for treatment.center_img Tags: crimes • shootings Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Man pleads guilty to Wilmington armed robbery

first_img The plea came after two women testified that they were with Harris when he robbed a man at gunpoint behind Target on New Centre Drive shortly after 2 a.m. on June 15, 2016. Two other witnesses testified that he attempted to rob them on the corner of 8th and Queen Streets about an hour later.The first victim approached the two women in the Waffle House parking lot on Market Street around 2 a.m. The victim spoke with them for a few minutes before Harris exited the restaurant and agreed to sell him drugs. The women, who had known Harris for approximately two weeks, admitted that they had driven him to the restaurant to get a takeout order. The victim got into the car with the group and was driven to a dark area behind Target. Once there, Harris pointed a gun at the victim’s head and robbed him of $600. The victim was forced out of the car and later called 911.While police were investigating that crime, another robbery was reported on 8th and Queen Streets involving the same vehicle that was used in the Target robbery. The victims stated that a man wearing a bulletproof vest exited a red Volvo and pointed a gun at them. One victim positively identified Harris in court as the person who tried to rob the group.Related Article: Pair arrested after police found cocktail of drugs at Wilmington homeMinutes later, officers with the Wilmington Police Department spotted the suspect vehicle in the Ramada Inn parking lot on Market Street. When they attempted to detain Harris, he disobeyed commands to turn the car off and took officers on a high-speed chase. He lost control and wrecked into a fence near Princess Place Drive. He managed to abandon the vehicle and got away on foot. The gun used in the robberies was recovered on a nearby sidewalk. Harris’ bulletproof vest was found in the car, along with one of the women who later testified against him. Evidence from the Target robbery was found in her apartment, where Harris had been staying with his girlfriend. He was caught by the U.S. Marshals later that morning after a brief foot chase. 00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/1504227066-0b7d2eaaff109b62c41b62fdb33fa16cc2f2aa02_fl9-720p.mp4 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Durham man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery that happened in Wilmington last June.Ashton Harris, 27, will serve at least seven years in prison.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Sheriffs Office Teen shot and killed near Whiteville cemetery with child in

first_img SBI and family members say the 17-year-old died near the Whiteville Cemetery.Family members told WWAY’s Andrew James that the victim was taking his 4-year-old stepson to Head Start when he noticed he was being followed. That’s when the family says he was shot and killed. Some of the stories differ, but investigators say the victim was shot while in the car on Highway 701. He turned into the cemetery and crashed into the ditch with the child in the car.The 4-year-old has been returned to his mother. Investigators say the child was unharmed.Related Article: Flags at half-staff, ribbons and messages fill city in memory of fallen trooperStay tuned as we get more information about this developing story.10:30 Update: The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office released more information about the deadly shooting this morning near Whiteville.WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) – On September 20th, at approximately 10:45 am, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at the Columbus County Parks and Recreation walking trail near Whiteville Memorial Cemetery on 701 in reference to a vehicle with an unresponsive driver. An individual walking the trail noticed unusual tire tracks and a broken fence and went to investigate. The walker located the vehicle hidden in brush and contacted Columbus Central. Upon arrival, Sheriff Deputies located Sincere R. Mullet, 17, of Whiteville, deceased in the driver’s area of the vehicle with a gunshot wound. A four year old child was located in the back seat area of the vehicle. The child did not sustain any injuries and was released to the mother. Mr. Mullet was traveling north on Highway 701. At the intersection of 74/76 and North JK Powell Boulevard, Mr. Mullet’s vehicle was shot at. Mr. Mullet’s vehicle traveled off the road on the east side of Highway 701, traveled up an embankment, through a field, struck a decorative fence, coming to rest in brush behind Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Mullet was shot in the city limits of Whiteville but his vehicle came to rest in the county. We spoke to friends and family frustrated and grieving the teen’s death.“It’s just another murder here and nothing is being done about it,” says Connie Long who knows the family and knew the teen.Investigators say the child was found unharmed, but once family got there, they say things got heated with law enforcement.“They arrested the mother for no reason at all, trying to get her child,” says Long.We have reached out to the Sheriff’s Office to confirm they in fact arrested the twenty seven year old mother. When we spoke to the SBI they did not confirm whether or not she was arrested but that the child was returned to her.“We need some help in Columbus County get out we want justice for this,” Long says.This investigation is being handled as a homicide. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Whiteville Police Department, and NC State Bureau of Investigation are working together on this investigation. If you have information concerning this investigation, please use the following contact information:Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (910) 640-6629Whiteville Police Department (910) 642-5111NC SBI (800) 334-3000 COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The State Bureau of Investigation says a teen was shot and killed around 10:30 a.m. just outside of Whiteville.The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, SBI and Whiteville Police Department are all working on the investigation.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Taking a look back at Hurricane Matthew one year later

first_img From Governor Pat McCrory’s State of Emergency declaration on the 3rd, to the preparations by our local communites, and finally, the rain, winds, and surge the storm brought on the 8th.Join us on WWAY as we examine just how well southeastern North Carolina readied for Matthew, one of our most destructive storms to date. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One year ago Monday, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew was moving northwestward through the Caribbean Sea, taking aim at Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba before eventually impacting the Cape Fear on October 8th.This week, we’ll take a look back at the days leading up to the devastating storm.- Advertisement – last_img

Day four and still no sign of missing Fayetteville man in Bladen

first_imgBLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Day four of the search is over and still no signs of a missing Fayetteville man in Bladen County.All day Tuesday the state parks service has used SONAR as they focus on the lake at Singletary Lake State Park.- Advertisement – “I pray that this ends with a miracle,” said Jesse’s father David whose family has spent each night camping at the park since his son went missing.The family has had to deal with the same reality since Friday night.“We still have not located Jesse,” said park superintendent Kristen Woodruff.Related Article: Missing: Leland man last seen walking toward NC 133Search crews brought in SONAR to search deeper waters around the lake that they found to be 12 to 16 feet deep. Woodruff said the lake itself is more than 570 acres. That also played a part to make the search more difficult for dive teams.Woodruff said they are changing their course of action.“We are focusing on more of a recovery as of now.”That’s something Sgro’s family still hopes is not the case.“We’re still holding on to hope, we’ve got to hold on to hope. It’s really hard to live life without hope,” said David.The search will continue with more divers, equipment, and K-9’s expected for day five.“We are praying and we are hoping that this is going to have a miracle ending.”last_img read more

Clarkton man convicted of murder gets up to 33 years in prison

first_imgELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County man has been convicted of murder for the shooting death of Lonnie Smith.Harold Swindell, 48, of Clarkton, was convicted of Second Degree Murder and Possession of Firearm by Felon following a jury trial in Bladen County Superior Court. Swindell was sentenced up to 33 years in prison.- Advertisement – The case stemmed from a May 17, 2017 shooting that happened in the Oakdale Apartments in Clarkton. Witness testimony from the trial showed Swindell and Smith were arguing when the fight turned physical.During the fight, multiple witnesses stated that Swindell pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired multiple shots into Smith’s back and legs.Smith was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital where he died from the injuries hesustained in the shooting.Related Article: Bladen Co. man arrested in connection to North Myrtle Beach sexual assaultSwindell turned himself in at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office the following day and has remained in custody since that time.Following six days of evidence and more than three days of deliberation, the jury returned the unanimous verdicts.“The jury was committed to following the evidence and clearly gave thoughtful consideration to all facets of this case. The victim’s family is pleased that their loved one’s killer has been brought to justice,” said Quintin McGee, chief prosecutor of the Bladen County District Attorney’s Office who prosecuted the case along with Assistant District Attorney Shirley Smircic.last_img read more

NC Board of Elections orders new election in disputed US House race

first_img The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in the mostly rural 9th Congressional District but did not immediately set a date.In moving to order a new election, board chairman Bob Cordle cited “the corruption, the absolute mess with the absentee ballots.”“Today was a great step forward for democracy in North Carolina,” the Democrat in the race, Dan McCready, tweeted afterward. He said the voters deserved justice “from the moment the first voice was silenced by election fraud.”From the moment the first vote was stolen in North Carolina, from the moment the first voice was silenced by election fraud, the people have deserved justice. Today was a great step forward for democracy in North Carolina. #nc09 #ncpol— Dan McCready for NC (@McCreadyForNC) February 21, 2019Related Article: City, lawmakers talk film, water quality, affordable housing at legislative breakfastThe vote came after GOP candidate Mark Harris, in a surprising turn, dropped his bid to be declared the winner and instead called for a new election. He reversed course on the fourth day of an election board hearing at which investigators and witnesses detailed evidence of ballot fraud by operatives on his payroll.“Through the testimony I’ve listened to over the past three days, I believe a new election should be called,” Harris said. “It’s become clear to me that the public’s confidence in the 9th District seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted.”At the same time, Harris denied any knowledge of the illegal practices allegedly used by his operatives.Harris left the hearing room without answering questions. It was not immediately clear whether he intends to run in a new election.The decision Thursday could leave the seat empty for months. The elections board’s attorney plans to review the laws on scheduling new primaries and a new general election and propose dates to the elections board for its approval.Harris led McCready by 905 votes out of about 280,000 cast last fall in a district that includes part of Charlotte and extends eastward through several counties along the southern edge of the state. But the state refused to certify the outcome as allegations surfaced that Harris political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless may have tampered with mail-in absentee ballots.According to testimony and other findings detailed at the board hearing, Dowless conducted an illegal “ballot harvesting” operation while working for Harris. Dowless and his assistants helped voters obtain absentee ballots and then gathered up the filled-in ballots from them by offering to put them in the mail, the board was told.Dowless’ workers in rural Bladen County testified that they were directed to collect blank or incomplete ballots from voters, forge signatures on them and even fill in votes for local candidates. It is generally against the law in North Carolina for anyone other than the voter or a family member to handle someone’s completed ballot.Harris told the board that he is still dealing from health problems caused by a blood infection that landed him in a hospital and led to two strokes since the election, adding, “I struggled this morning with both recall and confusion.”But he insisted: “Neither I nor any of the leadership of my campaign were aware of or condoned the improper activities that have been testified to in this hearing.”Harris also testified that Dowless had assured him that he wouldn’t collect absentee ballots in violation of state law. “I’ll never forget. He said it again and again. He said, ‘We do not take the ballot,’” the candidate testified.No criminal charges have been filed so far in the case.The congressional seat has been in Republican hands since 1963.The board is made up of three Democrats and two Republicans. By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him.- Advertisement – last_img read more

300 new jobs coming to longshuttered Navassa plant

first_img Pacon’s CEO said the company makes wipes for cleaning and facial cleaners.According to Pacon’s website, the company has served the medical marketplace since 1949. The company makes single-use surgical drapes, towels, dressings and tape strips for kit packers and manufacturers of custom procedure trays.Gov. Cooper said the announcement officially calls for 299 jobs, but that he negotiated before the event to add one more for a total of 300.Related Article: Blockade Runner rebounds from Hurricane Florence, to reopen next monthBrunswick County’s Business and Industry Development Executive Director Bill Early says this new business will fill a void that currently exists for employment opportunities in this community.“It’s a wonderful day for Navassa,” Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis said. “I wish I had more of these, but ‘hey’ you take them where you can get them…This is one of the cases when we we got really lucky and, hopefully, we’ll continue to build off this.”Pacon is paving the way in economic growth for Brunswick County. Gov. Cooper calls this new venture a win for southeastern North Carolina.“I think when you talk about trying to improve the lives of families the more jobs you can create [the better] and here we’re talking about approximately 300 jobs,” Gov. Cooper said. “This is going to make a real difference.”Brunswick County Business and Industry Development has been working with this paper product company since August. When the former U.S. Marine plant in Navassa went on the market, the company jumped on the site, but it will be months before production will begin.“Part of this project requires for them to be able to put in dock level doors,” Early said. “There are actually two buildings on this property… They will be connecting the two buildings together and in that [other half] will be putting in dock level doors for the shipping and receiving area.”Developers estimate the average worker salary will be around $32,000. The goal is to offer these jobs to people within this community.“We believe this is the start of even more here,” Gov. Cooper said. “There is a lot of positive belief that there is more to come.”The company’s move to Navassa has been rumored for months, but with few public details. It had been known as “Project Pavement.”In January, Brunswick County commissioners voted to support a grant to help the business move to the old plant. Commissioners supported sending an application to the NC Department of Commerce for a Building Reuse grant in the amount of $700,000, with the county agreeing to provide $35,000.A listing for the property said it includes more than 336,000 square feet on 60 acres with access to the Cape Fear River via a 140-foot dock and CSX rail service available. The property, with a list price of $8.5 million, has been shown as “under contract” for months.If you’re wondering when can you start applying, developers estimate jobs will be available by the end of the year, once building renovation is complete. NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Brunswick County after state and local leaders announced a New Jersey company will set up shop at a long-shuttered factory in Navassa.Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday afternoon that Pacon Manufacturing will bring 300 new to the old US Marine Plant on Quality Drive and invest $37 million. The factory closed in 2008.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Building the future of health together – digitally

first_imgRead Also: Yours truly, Digital HealthTwo Maltese Digital Health Startups, ‘Pharmacy.com.mt’ and ‘Texting Panda’ pitched their solutions during the event and were awarded an entrance to the international Frontiers Health Conference happening 13th to 15th November in Berlin. The event was headlined by keynote speaker, Gerry Chillè, General Partner at Healthware Labs, the innovation consultancy branch of Healthware International specialized in co-developing disease prevention, and improved outcomes solutions with the world’s largest network of digital therapeutic startups.Gerry Chillè said that he could foresee a near future where the “Consumerization of health had arrived to smartphones and watches, quickly evolving in the future of personal health platforms … Data from smartwatches is allowing to do things that we were never been able to do before”. In an increasingly digitised world, the value of human interaction has risen, as users increasingly appreciate the personal touch at the key moments in any user experience. “Placing the customer instead of the product as the central focus of the business strategy, is key in defining and adding value to existing products and creating new value with the creation of new products and services” said Gerry ChillèRead Also: “AI and Robotics are redefining healthcare” – Dr Gege GattSimon Attard, Engineering Director, Babylon Health predicted four healthcare challenges “…Accessibility, Affordability (Efficiency), Accuracy and Ability to focus on prevention rather than cure”. He emphasised the need for digital products with a user focus, also underlining just how far, how swiftly and how unobtrusively the digitisation of the medical world was gaining ground. “If 10 years ago you would say that you can talk to your doctor through a video call, people wouldn’t believe you but now we have major healthcare systems that are using these systems, there are 1000s of patients who are switching from physical visits to virtual visits and they rate it very highly” noted Simon Attard.WhatsApp Earlier in July, 70 digital health enthusiasts from different fields: law, medicine, business development consultants, pharmacists, university researchers and university students, convened for a networking conference. The 5th Networking Event on 4th July 2019 was organised by Digital Health Malta in close collaboration with Frontiers Health .Digital Health co-Founder Dr Stefan Buttigieg shared with Newsbook.com.mt his opinion that the event is gaining traction and that it is helping in the formation of increasing awareness of the help which digitisation can give to the various aspects of the medical profession. <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img SharePrintlast_img read more

RESPECT Motorsport to organise second event

first_imgAfter the first event of RESPECT Motorsport on the 18th of November, where more than 500 cars met at Ta’ Qali to raise awareness about the need for a Road Safety and Motorsport Facility, the group felt the need to organise a second event on Sunday 14th April.The group says that it felt the need to organise this event after for another five months it seems that nothing has been done by the authorities, except that another report was issued and published by the European Union, which says that in the last eight years Malta registered the largest increase in rate of people who lost their lives in traffic accidents. The 31 deaths per million in 2010 increased to 38, an increase of 38%.According to a statement issued by the group, it appears that the agenda of both the government and the opposition is to: “ignore reports such as these, even when these are published during the election campaign for the election of representatives to the European Parliament as none of them bothered to speak about it.” As for motorsport, it says, more and more children and young trainees had to go abroad to train and practise their sport.The group said that apart from the government keeping both its election promises, that of 2013 and that of 2017, it is untrue that the safety on our roads is on its agenda as a purposely built road safety facility is the only thing that can improve the quality of driving in Malta. As in many other European countries, such a facility can be easily incorporated in the motorsport facility, the group stated.The appeal of the group for all who have the safety of our roads at heart, for all those who want to see the sport of go-karts, cars and motorcycles to develop as all other sport disciplines, or those who wish to practise their sport in Malta is to join RESPECT Motorsport on Sunday 14th April at Pembroke Park and Ride or at Ta’ Xbiex near the Black Pearl Restaurant at 8.00am.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Facebook Considering Letting Kids Under Age 13 Join

first_imgAdvertisement Social Network giant Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join.Information indicates that the company has designs for a system that allows children younger than 13 to be supervised by parents, according to a new patent.This is to comply with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Co ppa), which prohibits children under 13 from using online services that collect data without explicit “verifiable parental consent”. – Advertisement – Facebook currently bans users under 13 from joining the social network.“Child safety advocates, policymakers and companies have discussed how best to help parents keep their kids safe online,” said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement sent to the Guardian. “Like any responsible company, we looked at ways to tackle this issue, but a patent application based on two-year-old research is not a predictor of future work in this area.”The patent application filed in November 2012 was published last week by the US Patent Office describing a system that allows parents to authorize and supervise Facebook accounts for children.Parent would first have to verify their own identity, followed by their relationship with the child before allowing the creation of a child’s account. Parents would then have parental controls tools to restrict access to certain content, friends and third-party applications such as Facebook games Farmville and Candy Crush.Child accounts would also have strict privacy controls privacy and permissions allowing parents to approve certain actions.A system proving the identity of a parent and their consent for children under 13 to join any service that collects data would likely have to be approved by the US Federal Trade Commission, which enforces Coppa.Access to children’s data and their access to online services is governed under the Data Protection Act in the UK, with extra guidance from the UK data protection watchdog the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). ICO is currently promoting the education of information rights to children to help them decide what is appropriate and safe to share online.Any new system to allow preteens to join a service like Facebook would need to meet ICO guidelines.‘Children are, in fact, now on Facebook’ While Facebook currently prohibits children under 13 from joining the service, many children already join and use Facebook as verifying a person’s age is difficult online, especially for those without official government-issued identity documents or other age-related identities.“The truth of the matter is that children are, in fact, now on Facebook, with or without parental oversight. They won’t stop getting on there, regardless of whether or not Facebook is kept from straightforwardly accepting preteen members,” explained Lisa Vaas from security company Sophos in a blog post.Facebook actively attempts to remove underage children, with around 800,000 preteens removed from the service through a tiered screening process in 2012 alone, according to data from Consumer Reports, which also estimated that there were still 5.6 million underage accounts on Facebook, many created with the help of parents.Facebook said it has nothing to announce regarding allowing those under the age of 13 to use the social network and that the patent was in response to research being conducted in the area but is not indicative of future work.Source: BIlast_img read more

Spotify may limit the music you can listen to on its free

first_imgSpotify is going to introduce the restricted service as a test. Image Credit: GawkerAssets Advertisement The streaming giant may be about to cave on its core principles to the big labels Spotify is considering letting record labels and artists release albums exclusively to its Premium subscribers, blocking them from being accessed by the huge amount of users on its ad-supported service.According to a report in the Wall Street Journal Spotify is going to introduce the restricted service as a test, then measure what happens to both its subscriber base and the free service.[related-posts]We reported back in August that it was considering placing more restrictions to the ad-supported tier, including reintroducing a listening limit on certain new albums as well as timed exclusives for the Premium service. – Advertisement – [TechRadar]last_img read more

Google Street View Partners With Uganda Wildlife Authority to Promote Tourism

first_imgAdvertisement Google Street View, a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world has partnered with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to boost the country’s wildlife tourism.In the partnership, the Google Street View team visited and documented seven of the country’s most beautiful and iconic Savannah National parks which are home to an amazing variety of wildlife.Among the parks visited included the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds, Kidepo National park, Lake Mburo, Murchison falls among others.One of the images captures in Queen Elizabeth National Park. – Advertisement – Google Street View, a platform which Uganda recently joined was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.Currently, only seven African countries have joined the platform while the total worldwide number of Google Street View countries lies at 81.The platform has been around for years, allowing a user to plop a marker in Google Maps and look around in the real world from that point.Unlike Google Maps with its satellite imagery, Street View requires cars with special cameras or people with backpacks or bikes to physically visit.“We are delighted to see that what began with some South African cities in 2009 has extended to many other cities in seven countries on the continent,” Dirk Friedrich, the Program Manager Google Street View was quoted by the Google blog.He added; “From Cape Town to Botswana, through Kenya, Tanzania and now Ghana, Uganda and Senegal, we are pleased that more people around the world can turn to Street View for an overview of this magnificent continent. We would not be surprised if you were tempted to explore the places yourself with your own camera!”last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

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STARTERS ORDERS Sun Movers and Specials

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Artist to discuss Conflict Theory project

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.eduArtist to discuss ‘Conflict Theory’ projectJan. 25 at Rice University’s Media CenterArtist and Rice University faculty member Christopher Sperandio will present a free public lecture on his latest collaborative artwork, titled “Conflict Theory,” Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Rice Media Center’s film auditorium, located on the Rice campus near Entrance 8 at Stockton Street and University Boulevard. For directions, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html. From August to November 2010, Sperandio and his longtime collaborator, British artist Simon Grennan, served as the Witt Artists-in-Residence in the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. During that time, they developed “Conflict Theory” as a large, interactive and playable game made in direct collaboration with more than 45 project participants.The project, commissioned for the University of Michigan, brought together U. of M. students and Ann Arbor residents to create a large-scale war game set in the context of a model of the city.Sperandio, who is also assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts at Rice, will present an illustrated lecture on the project. In addition, a short documentary film on new artwork, directed by Houston native Sharad Patel, will be screened. The presentation will be followed by a reception.The event is open to the public. For more information, call 713-348-4882.Members of the news media who want to attend the lecture should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.last_img read more

Rice lecture to focus on new political reality in US

first_imgShare1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsNEWS RELEASEDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice lecture to focus on ‘new political reality’ in USHOUSTON – (Nov. 10, 2017) – The “new political reality” of the United States will be the focus of the third Scientia lecture Nov. 14 at Rice University at 4 p.m. in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium.Rice political scientist Rick Wilson, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Political Science and professor of statistics and of psychology and director of the Scientia Institute, will examine this new reality, in which alternative facts are a meaningful part of political dialogue. He will also discuss the power of political conspiracies. Looking at former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate controversy and former President Richard Nixon’s Apollo 11 landing, Wilson will detail the underlying psychological principles driving believers and point to the rhetorical advantages gained by politicians for promoting conspiracies.Who: Rice political scientist Rick Wilson.What: Scientia 2017 Fall Lecture Series.When: 4 p.m. Nov. 14.Where: Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium on the Rice University campus, located at 6100 Main Street in Houston.Scientia is an institute of Rice University faculty founded in 1981 by the mathematician and historian of science Salomon Bochner. The lecture series provides an opportunity for scholarly discussion across disciplinary boundaries; its members and fellows come from a wide range of academic disciplines. For more on Scientia and upcoming events, visit http://scientia.rice.edu.Media are invited to attend the lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30- This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials: Rick Wilson bio: http://rkw.rice.edu/Scientia website: https://scientia.rice.edu/Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/11/rkw_office-203ybpu.jpgPhoto credit: Rick WilsonLocated on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. AddThislast_img read more

Dual MBAs You Need To Know At The Paul Merage School of

first_imgDual MBAs You Need To Know At The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer If you are thinking about pursuing an MBA or any advanced business degree, you likely have a good idea about how and why you want to further your education. If that’s the case, you’re not alone—a 2016 GMAC survey found that 71 percent of prospective MBA students already have a single industry in mind for postgraduate employment; even before applying. Yet thanks to the broad base of knowledge an MBA degree provides, just what that industry is and each desired career path can vary wildly between individuals. And sometimes, careers move in unpredictable paths. To be ready for the varying trajectories that may pass, dual MBAs may cover your bases.Industries such as law and technology may seem to be on the traditional MBA path, but both can benefit from employees with a strong background in business. Due to industry overlaps like this, many schools offer dual MBAs, which allow students to pursue two advanced degrees at once. This gives students the chance to save time and money by graduating with two degrees in their name. This can also help students become incredibly competitive candidates on the job market, showing both an extreme commitment to education and a varied set of skills and knowledge. The Paul Merage School of Business – University of California, Irvine is one of many schools which provide students the opportunity to simultaneously pursue an MBA and another degree through a dual degree program. And for students not fully decided whether they want to pursue an MBA or MA, a number of joint degree programs at UC Irvine can offer additional options for students. Below, you can find more information about the dual degree offerings at UC Irvine.Dual MBAs at the Paul Merage School of BusinessMD/MBA Program for PhysiciansStudents enrolled at the UC Irvine School of Medicine have the opportunity to apply for a dual MD/MBA program in the third year of their medical degree. The program at Merage is designed for medical health professionals who are looking to take their career as a physician to the next level with a management role in a health care facility or organization. Graduates of this degree program will be incredibly competitive job candidates, with the business and medical skills required to be both a physician and business leader.JD/MBA Program for LawyersThe dual JD and MBA degree program at Merage is ideal for students in a variety of industries where law and management may overlap. For a careers in corporate law and many of the other industries where law and business intersect, a strong foundational knowledge in both fields can give students a competitive advantage in the job market. Students who area currently JDs in the UC Irvine School of Law are eligible to apply for the joint MBA program.Joint Degree ProgramAdditional opportunities exist at UC Irvine to combine a business education with a degree focused outside of the business world. Although not paired with an MBA degree, the Joint Degree Program at UC Irvine partners the Merage School of Business with other university school’s to prepare students for careers in the management of engineering and biotechnology. With an MS in Engineering Management, students are provided with the education necessary for engineers to take on leading management and leadership roles the science, technology, government and other engineering-related industries. Also available is the MS in Biotechnology Management, a two year program which provides experience in problem solving, case analysis and other development opportunities related to management in the biotechnology industry. regions: Los Angelescenter_img Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedA Rundown Of Berkeley-Haas Dual MBA ProgramsMBA degrees may be the best way for business students to master business, management and leadership skills, but some prospective MBAs enter the graduate business school setting with a clear idea of which industry they want to enter following graduation. For students in the San Francisco metro, several Berkeley-Haas dual…March 2, 2017In “Dual MBA”Your Guide To The University Of Washington Dual MBADual MBAs or concurrent degrees provide students the opportunity to earn an MBA—and the strong foundation of business knowledge that comes with it—while earning an additional degree. 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