Benkiranes PJD opposes the proposed generalization of the French Baccalaureate in

first_imgCasablanca- According to Al-Akhbar, The PJD opposes the generalization of the French Baccalaureate in public education.The party has delegated the mission of blockading this project initiated by the ministry of National Education to the National Union of Moroccan Workers, its union ally. The latter has described the initiative proposed by Rachid Belmokhtar’s department as “a grave violation of the national sovereignty” and “a humiliation of the Arabic language”.The generalization of the French Baccalaureate was concluded in the framework of a partnership agreement between France and Morocco during the visit of the French minister of National Education, Vencent Peillon, to Rabat last February. The PJD was the first to react against the initiative and the parliamentary caucus has not gone beyond discussing the constitutionality of the convention. The PJD seems very concerned by this measure.According to Al-Akhbar, the generalization project will be challenged by all sorts of things, alluding to the debate of introducing the teaching of Darija into primary education. Such decision will only contribute to discrimination among students, and would weaken the Moroccan Baccalaureate especially because the French language is no longer the language of science, the same source added.The politicization of the issue of the language of education has crippled the Moroccan educational system since Mohamed El Fassi’s Arabization and has deprived the related debates of utility and practicality.“Education is of paramount importance and should be dealt with as such, as the future of Morocco strongly hinges upon it,” a teacher of physics told MWN.“We hope that today’s reform efforts will stress the quality of education rather than promoting the ideologies of certain parties or classes,” he added.last_img read more

Lack of Political Prospects Caused Tense Situation in PalestineIsraeli Conflict King

Rabat – The UN International Conference on Jerusalem, which kicked off Tuesday in Rabat,  was an opportunity for Morocco to reiterate its firm determination, support, and solidarity with Palestine.In the opening ceremony, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita read King Mohammed VI’s letter before the attendees of the fifth conference on Jerusalem.The King reassured Palestinians that Morocco will spare no effort to help Palestinian people regain their inalienable rights. The monarch said that this year’s event is different from previous ones, noting “serious developments, referring to the decision of the US administration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move its embassy to the area.“We, in Morocco, immediately rejected this step and considered it to be incompatible with international law and with the relevant Security Council resolutions,” said the King.The King also recalled his letters to US President Donald Trump and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to denounce the US decision, emphasizing the importance of the historical status of Jerusalem.Realism can end conflictThe King said the conflict has lasted for “too long, causing a great deal of sorrow and pain? it has caused and is still causing far too many innocent victims and has ruined many opportunities not only for development, but also for a free safe life for many generations.”The King then called on the international community to make all efforts to reach a plan that would help end the decades-long conflict.“This should be achieved through an orderly process based on a realistic vision and a specific timeline, using the existing frame of reference to which the parties concerned would commit in a serious, proactive and responsible manner.”Tense situation The sovereign noted the “lack of political prospects in the Palestinian Israeli conflict, is the main reason for the tense situations that lead to acts of mutual violence and excessive use of force by the Israeli occupation forces.”The tension, according to the King, could be seen in protests throughout the “Great March of Return at the Gaza border, which were of a peaceful, symbolic nature.”The King also denounced the Israeli crackdown on demonstrations, rejecting “dangerous Israeli behavior which is incompatible with international law.”The symposium, which will continue until June 26, is being co-organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).The event, which is convening international political experts, is taking place under the theme “The Question of Jerusalem after 50 years of Occupation and 25 years of the Oslo Accords.” read more

Ban stresses rights responsibilities in China address

“With China’s rise … comes great expectations and great responsibilities,” the Secretary-General told a roundtable discussion on global governance and harmonious society. “China’s voice and example are critical.”“The values embedded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are timeless and shared, yet unrealized in far too much of the globe,” he said. “We must continue to work together to make those rights real in people’s lives. That will take a global effort.”“In this respect, I welcome China’s commitment to building a rule-of-law society and its notable advances in that ongoing journey,” the Secretary-General added.Mr. Ban stressed that achieving the “shared goals of human rights around the world is more than an aspiration. It is a foundation of peace and harmony in our modern world. So too is respect for freedom of expression and the protection of its defenders.”On climate change, Mr. Ban thanked the Chinese government for hosting the latest round of talks in Tianjin and called for China’s further engagement and support. He said he had discussed the changing international situation in his talks with Chinese leaders, including the forthcoming referenda in Sudan. On 9 January the inhabitants of southern Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the rest of the country, while the residents of the central area of Abyei will vote on whether to be part of the north or the south.“With the coming referenda… we are at a critical moment,” he said. “I asked your government’s help in assisting the two sides find their way to a peaceful future, recognizing their shared interests.” “We also recognized that China has a strong interest in strengthening its role in United Nations peacekeeping and peacebuilding. In this regard, Sudan represents an important passage in our growing partnership,” Mr. Ban added.On Myanmar, the Secretary-General stressed China’s critical role in supporting UN efforts to help its neighbour find a wary “toward a more open, democratic and inclusive political future.” He said there was great potential for China and the UN to work together to calm tensions in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and to revive the Six-Party talks with a view to gradually bringing DPRK to “a more open, mutually cooperative relationship with the international community.” 3 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined China’s responsibilities on global issues including human rights, climate change, global diplomacy and development, in a speech at China’s Central Party School in Beijing. read more

Shoppers nearly struck after Brantford mall ceiling collapses

Britney Wills, 15, says the ceiling of Brantford’s Lynden Park Mall almost had fallen on top of her. Her mom was deeper inside the Coles Book store when it happened. In the seconds it took to reach the front of the store, people started gathering around the debris.CHCH reached out to the manager of Lynden Park Mall and were told they wouldn’t be commenting on the collapse. The Wills family, they’re upset mall officials haven’t reached out to them.Britney liked going to the mall with her friends because its within walking distance, but she says after this close call, she won’t be going back for awhile. As for the cause of the collapse, it’s still being investigated. read more

Court dismisses appeal in 65million fraud case targeting BC seniors

Court dismisses appeal in $65-million fraud case targeting B.C. seniors VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s top court has refused to overturn the case of a former mutual funds salesman who defrauded hundreds of seniors by selling them $65 million in exempt securities.David Michaels appealed a $17.5-million fine imposed by the B.C. Securities Commission, which found he illegally and fraudulently advised 484 people without being properly registered to sell securities.The commission also ordered him to pay back the $5.8 million he earned in commissions and marketing fees for securities by advising seniors to sell their stocks, bonds and mutual funds to buy high-risk exempt market securities, which can be sold without filing a prospectus, and insurance-based investment products.The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the commission’s findings of fraud and misrepresentation and the imposition of the fine in separate decisions for Michaels’ activities between 2007 and 2010.Michaels promoted his business through 45-minute weekly infomercials titled “Creating Wealth with David Michaels” on a radio station in Victoria, saying he loved helping seniors make money.However, the court says almost all the investments are now worthless and that many of Michaels’ clients have had their financial futures ruined.“He told his listeners that the average age of his clients was 72,” the decision says, adding Michaels also held seminars in hotels and that his brochure described opportunities to earn an income without any stock market risk.He also said clients could build their wealth by owning real estate, double their retirement savings every six years and have a guaranteed income that would last the rest of their lives.In an August 2014 decision, the commission described Michaels’ actions as a textbook case of improper sales practices “that so violate the principle of investor protection and so seriously damage the integrity of our markets.“Michaels preyed on clients by frightening them and misleading them into leaving the comparative safety of traditional capital markets for the far riskier part of the exempt market.”The Vancouver Island man’s actions damaged the confidence of investors in both traditional and exempt markets because he portrayed himself as an experienced insider but operated on deceit, the commission said.Spokesman Richard Gilhooley said Michaels has not paid the commission any of the $5.8 million he earned by bilking clients, nor has he paid the $17.5 million fine.Gilhooley said the commission has the option of pursuing the money through B.C. Supreme Court but has not yet decided whether it will do so.Investors would split any money the commission receives, he said. by Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 1, 2016 2:22 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio States Aaron Craft named finalist for 2014 Bob Cousy Award

Senior guard Aaron Craft (4) drives to the basket during a game against Morgan State Nov. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 89-50.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAaron Craft’s play is getting recognized on and off the court.Ohio State men’s basketball’s all-time leader in steals and assists has been named one of 23 finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s best point guard.“The 23 athletes on this list represent the most committed, determined and skillful points guards in college basketball,” President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame, John L. Doleva said according to a press release. “We are honored to be recognizing their strengths and are excited to move forward in the selection process.”So far this season, Craft has started all 26 games and led OSU to a 20-6 overall record with five games remaining in the regular season. He also leads the team in assists (4.6), steals (2.5) and minutes (34.5) per game and is third on the team with an average 9.5 points per game.The senior point guard is also a two-time Academic All-American and the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Earlier this season, Craft and backcourt partner senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. became the fastest players to reach 100 wins in their OSU careers after the Buckeyes defeated North Florida, 99-64, Nov. 29.“The men on this list all have the athletic qualities of an exceptional true point guard in the game of college basketball, the same qualities that made Mr. Cousy an iconic player,” Chair of the Bob Cousy Award, Ken Kaufman said according to the release. “All of these young men are on this list because they deserve to be competing or this well-respected award.”If Craft wins the award, he would be the first Buckeye to win it and third Big Ten player to raise the trophy, with Illinois’ Dee Brown claiming the honor in 2006 and Michigan’s Trey Burke winning it in 2013.Craft looks to add to his résumé in OSU’s next game, scheduled for Wednesday against Northwestern. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Aastha Urja AUPL calls for coal supply for the east of India

first_imgAUPL has an opportunity for coal supply in the eastern region of India. The company is searching for experienced companies which have relevant experience. The total quantity required to be supplied is 6 Mt/y (+/- 10%) and the minimum agreement period will be for three years and thereafter the agreement will be renewed for a period of one year. The specifications of the coal required are:•              GCV- above 4,200•              VM-  above 18%•              ASH- less than 30%•              IM-  less than 5%     •              TM-  less than 15%AUPL says “we need imported coal whichever meets the parameter or is equivalent to Indian coal specifies here as 4200 GCV. I thereby request you (experienced companies) to send us specification of Imported coal that you have been supplying to other locations in India.Contact A.Deep (Director of Aastha Urja (P) Ltd) aasthaurjapvtltd@gmail.comlast_img read more

Keith Earls declared fit to retain his place in Irelands World Cup

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 9 Sep 2019, 11:11 AM Keith Earls in possession for Ireland against Wales. Image: James Crombie/INPHO Sep 9th 2019, 11:11 AM Keith Earls in possession for Ireland against Wales. https://the42.ie/4801304 14 Comments By Paul Dollery Get the latest Rugby World Cup news and analysis, delivered straight to your inbox: Image: James Crombie/INPHO 21,147 Views Share17 Tweet Email2 Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud KEITH EARLS WILL be on the plane when the Ireland squad set off for Japan on Wednesday.An update issued by the IRFU this morning confirmed that the Munster winger will retain his place in Joe Schmidt’s travelling party for the World Cup.The Ireland head coach has been spared any late personnel headaches, with all 31 members of his squad declared fit for the tournament.There had been concern over Earls since he was forced to hobble off in the second half of Saturday’s win against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. Nevertheless, he’s now set to appear in his third World Cup.Having been held back due to tendonitis in his knee, the victory over Wales marked Earls’ first outing since last season.Schmidt confirmed afterwards that the 31-year-old Limerick native was experiencing discomfort in his quad: “Potentially he could have played on, he feels like he could have, but no way in a game like that are you going to keep someone on.” Ireland’s World Cup campaign begins against Scotland in Yokohama on Sunday, 22 September (8.45am Irish time).Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and Bernard Jackman make the case for Ireland winning… and tanking at the Rugby World Cup, as we gear up for Wales again:  Keith Earls declared fit to retain his place in Ireland’s World Cup squad There had been concern over the Munster winger, who hobbled off during Saturday’s win against Wales.last_img read more

Houdinis life a manual for freedom

first_imgAngelo Loukakis’, latest novel, Houdini’s Flight is about escape. Not specifically Houdini’s famous death defying skill for freeing himself from an assortment of straight jackets, chains and padlocks, but about the kind of escape most of us can only dream of. How many of us out there obsessively tinker and fret about how we can liberate ourselves from that soul destroying job or crippling marriage. “I often think about those old Greek men queuing in Fish n Chip shops, bent over, crippled by a life of hard and meaningless labour and what their dreams could have been, if they had any at all.” –Bust right out of there and finally be the person we have always wanted to be. Loukakis’ novel, is largely about this dream, initially triggering a personal memory of Somerset Maugham’s novel, Of Human Bondage, but more specifically the anthropologist, James Campbell’s famous quote, “Follow your bliss.” To ‘follow your bliss’ believes that if anyone were to actually follow their dreams, then luck would naturally follow them wherever they went. That is, your personal fantasies, no matter how wild or woolly, are in fact harmonious with the universe and not an aberration of an indulgent mind. Unfortunately most of us can’t do this, not even get to first base and this is often due to social and economic circumstances. Take a street kid in Mexico City, for instance; try telling him to ‘follow his bliss’ and not come away with your wallet mysteriously missing from your hip pocket. Or the first born of a long line of lawyers whose imagination has been repressed by generations – maybe he has a better chance of giving ‘bliss’ a red-hot go. But again that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t walk away with most of the contents of your wallet either. I asked Loukakis what it was that drew him to the subject of Houdini. “For one, Houdini is probably our most famous icons of escape. His very name has been appropriated by our everyday language to describe freeing yourself from a truly impossible situation. He was a super star; literally thousands of people of would gather in a public place to watch him possibly live or die.” An escape act cited in the novel is a chained Houdini throwing himself in the River Yarra in Melbourne while he was touring at the turn of the century. The novel fluctuates between Houdini’s exploits in Australia and the present day with Terry Voulas, a 40-year old bus driver who is dissatisfied with his lot and dreams of becoming a magician. The problem for Terry is his wife doesn’t think much of this new career path. She wants him to step up the social ladder and move in a more financially acceptable direction. Terry, of course, isn’t interested in joining his wife in ‘the bourgeois two-step’, simply because there’s no magic in it. Two things enter his life, a tragic death and old tramp keen to instruct him in the arts of magic, and it’s only then Terry’s personal bus trip kicks into fifth gear. Loukakis explains that his novel deals with the importance of mentorship or society’s lack of it. I asked him if this is a contributing factor to peoples’ inability to pursue an appropriate direction in life. “Very much so.” There’s also the classic Greek experience where the father and son are incapable of communicating each other’s needs. “I often think about those old Greek men queuing in fish’n’chip shops, bent over, crippled by a life of hard and meaningless labour and what their dreams could have been, if they had any at all.” Houdini is a useful metaphor for freedom but, as I added, very much of his time. “Of course,” answered Loukakis, “He’s a product of the 19th Century Industrialisation where the shackles of labour were solidly real.” These days the problems ‘of human bondage’ have been lessened to some degree and increased 10-fold in another. “Look, I’m not saying the past was better or worse, but certainly today the restrictions placed upon us are different.” In this post-industrial world they are more subtle perhaps, I suggested, the metaphorical padlocks more cleverly hidden? “Far more so, and therefore making the task of human freedom a much more challenging one.” And since the wheel of fortune turns indiscriminately, regardless of time, dreaming of freedom has always been for the hardy, the brave or the extremely lucky. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Des loups insulaires sauvés de la consanguinité aux EtatsUnis

first_imgDes loups insulaires sauvés de la consanguinité aux Etats-UnisMises en ligne fin mars dans Proceedings of the Royal Society, les données concernant le suivi d’une population insulaire de loups du Lac Supérieur, durant des années, par deux chercheurs américains, montrent l’effet positif, rapide mais éphémère, de l’arrivée d’un nouveau mâle reproducteur dans cette population de canidés sauvages. Collectant systématiquement depuis 12 ans les excréments des loups du parc national de l’Isle Royale, situé sur une île isolée du lac Supérieur (États-Unis), John A. Vucetich et Rolf O. Peterson, de l’Université de Technologie du Michigan, ont un beau jour appris, par leurs collègues généticiens chargés d’étudier ces échantillons, qu’un “sang neuf” – un apport génétique extérieur – venait d’arriver parmi cette population lupine insulaire, habituellement coupée du monde.À lire aussiLe tardigrade, cet animal quasi indestructible, révèle la clé de ses super-pouvoirsLes observations de terrain confirmèrent les données moléculaires : surnommé “The Old Gray Guy” (“le Vieux Gris”) par les scientifiques, un mâle adulte du continent – empruntant sans doute un pont de glace – avait rejoint l’une des meutes de l’île, en devenant rapidement le ‘mâle alpha’ (le dominant).L’animal est mort depuis, en 2006. Mais il a laissé sa marque : il a engendré 34 rejetons et 22 petits-enfants. Aujourd’hui, 56 % du parc génétique de cette population insulaire lui est lié. En quelques générations à peine après l’arrivée du Vieux Gris, la consanguinité chronique chez les loups de l’île a chuté.Les chercheurs déplorent cependant une baisse (naturelle) des populations d’orignal, proie principale des loups de l’île, lesquels sont, du coup, à nouveau en déclin. Une réponse claire (un renouveau espéré de la population lupine) à l’évènement migratoire (l’arrivée du Vieux Gris) pourrait ainsi avoir été masquée par ce problème de ressources, empêchant les  scientifiques d’exploiter ce qui aurait du être un ‘laboratoire naturel’ privilégié pour observer les effets d’un ‘sauvetage génétique’, phénomène encore mal connu.Le 3 avril 2011 à 18:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Guardiola stunned by Mendys Instagram post F hes a lucky guy

first_imgPep Guardiola was left speechless after learning that Benjamin Mendy tagged himself at Hong Kong International Airport on his Instagram story on Friday.Despite returning to action for Manchester City against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup last month, Mendy remains sidelined while recuperating from knee surgery in November.As such, the French full-back will not feature against Chelsea on Sunday for City and was given permission by Guardiola to travel to Barcelona and Paris to help with him regain full fitness.The City boss also confirmed that captain Vincent Kompany will sit out of the Chelsea game as well due to muscle problems.“Mendy is injured and it’s not easy. Meniscus. It is not easy. He needs to re-adapt,” said Guardiola on the club website.“You can’t return and train for two days and you are fit. You have to be careful.”On Friday morning, however, Mendy posted a video of himself on Instagram with the location tag of Hong Kong International Airport.When asked about this one, Guardiola was taken completely aback as he thought Mendy was still at Barcelona.He said: “Wow, I didn’t know. F***, he’s a lucky guy. He said he was going to Paris but Hong Kong is far away, I need to download an Instagram account.“Yesterday he was in Barcelona. It will definitely not be OK if he is in Hong Kong.”Meanwhile, Guardiola will be hoping to see his City side claim a third consecutive win this Sunday against Chelsea as they bid to hold on to their lead at the top of the Premier League.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Citizens’ 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday saw them return to top spot in the standings for the first time since December.However, Guardiola is refusing to underestimate Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri who he feels has made progress since their first meeting back in August in the Community Shield despite what recent results may suggest.“People believed managers arrive at good clubs and immediately create something,” said Guardiola.“My feeling when I saw Chelsea at Community Shield was they were already there.“They have been exceptional. Final of Carabao Cup, in Europa League, and Premier League they are there.“They are nine behind with one less game and in the FA Cup they are there as well.“I see them play and I recognise exactly what they want to do.”This is gold! Pep Guardiola’s reaction to Benjamin Mendy tagging himself in Hong Kong on Instagram 🇭🇰🌍🤣 pic.twitter.com/ID6dmHoTgA— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 8, 2019last_img read more

Student success focus of roundtable

first_imgHow could Vancouver Public Schools effectively engage more parents, seen as critical to student success?How might local employers, churches and other civic groups best serve mentoring and after-school programs?Should those programs be mandatory, if cost and transportation needs were met?These and other weighty questions were posed at an invitation-only roundtable hosted by district officials Monday.Nearly 50 individuals from business, nonprofit, faith-based and government sectors, plus a dozen other select students, parents and educators, were led through four hours of discussion by a hired facilitator.The topic: “Sharing Responsibility for Student Success” — one of four main prongs of the district’s long-term strategic plan. Listening closely were Superintendent Steve Webb, top district administrators and two school board members.Webb said the district must move purposefully to create partnerships with lasting impact, each with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.While the concepts may be lofty, there is a real timeline.For the upcoming 2010-11 school year, Vancouver plans to steer $1.5 million from current remedial learning programs to 12 “Opportunity Zone” schools affected by high poverty.Among recipients would be Discovery and Jason Lee middle schools, dinged by Washington state as poor performers based on lagging student test results.Also included would be McLoughlin Middle School, plus most feeder schools for those middle schools: Harney, Martin Luther King Jr., George Marshall, Peter S. Ogden, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fruit Valley, Hough, Lincoln and Washington elementary schools.The proposal can’t match the nearly $9 million in competitive state grants that Vancouver failed to land for Discovery and Jason Lee this spring. It does offer a blueprint to expand community outreach and after-school activities and mentoring, however.last_img read more

Pangea eyes electriccar surge in the Philippines

first_imgA Vancouver-based company aiming to replace pollution-spewing urban mass transportation with zero-emission electric vehicles says it’s secured a new deal in the Philippines that could generate up to 300 jobs locally as manufacturing ramps up.Pangea Motors, which designs and builds the Comet, a 16-passenger electric van, will supply 10,000 of the vehicles for use on the congested streets of Manila under an agreement the company inked with transportation group Pasang Masda.Pangea will ship the 10,000 Comets over three years, with about 200 heading out in the first quarter of 2014, said Ken Montler, CEO of GET International, which is marketing the Comet for Pangea.Montler is part of a larger venture, launched earlier this year, that seeks to achieve environmental, social and financial goals by making electric vehicles a larger part of the transportation fleets of multiple countries.Montler, Pangea CEO Michael Hippert and their partners see the Philippines as a test site, where Comets would eventually replace Manila’s tens of thousands of diesel urban transport vehicles, known as jeepneys.last_img read more

Ohio father of four deported back to Mexico

first_imgCLEVELAND (WSVN) — A father of four was forced to say goodbye to his family in Ohio Tuesday morning before he was deported back to Mexico.Jesus Lara Lopez learned he had to leave the country after an immigration hearing on Monday, WEWS reported.Lopez’s attorney David Leopold said his client had a valid work permit for his job at Pepperidge Farm. But when he checked in with immigration officials back in March, he was told he was facing deportation under an illegal immigration crackdown.“The new rules are for the most part, every person who violated immigration law at some point in the past is a priority,” immigration attorney Brian DiFranco told WEWS.Leopold called the laws “broken,” and said Lopez has no criminal record, has never used food stamps, and has always paid his taxes.“The irony here is this is exactly the kind of immigrant we want in this country,” Leopold told reporters. “When the resources, the limited resources of law enforcement, are targeting a man like Jesus Lara, that’s less resources we have to go after a gang member or a national security threat.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Magazine Industry Has a FrontRow Seat to the History of Media

first_imgEarlier today I attended the 13th annual New York Magazine Day. Here are my live Twitter updates—essentially a “liveblog” or running notes, in reverse chronological order—from the event.Ann Moore: “I’m absolutely sure each of the Time Inc. brands I work on will be standing long after we’re all gone.” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web Moore: “Winters, like recessions, do end.” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    Moore: Ex-TW CEO Dick Parsons is “one cool cat.” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    Moore: Time Inc. restructuring has been a “home run.” Changed a corp. culture that had been “getting in the way.” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    Moore on user-generated content: “Every opinion is not created equal.” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    And now, the headliner: Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore. #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    Domeniconi: “We’ve all got a front row seat to ‘The History of Media.’” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    Ex-Time Inc. exec. Robin Domeniconi: “Going ‘online only’ has become a euphemism for ‘folding.’” #nymagday about 9 hours ago from mobile web    Panelist on the new media reality: “There’s probably someone in this room Twittering what we’re saying right now.” #nymagday about 10 hours ago from mobile web    Not quite noon at NY Magazine Day, yet beer and wine carts are rolling in. #nymagday about 10 hours ago from mobile web    Hearst Magazines SVP: “I’m deeply concerned (ad buyers) are devaluing media at a time when innovation is actually increasing.” #nymagday about 10 hours ago from mobile web    AEGIS CEO on helping develop events for SI: “They (now) have to be cash positive” out of the gate. #nymagday about 10 hours ago from mobile web    NY Magazine Day 2009 theme: “INDUSTRY IN MOTION” — presented in italicized font to create, one would assume, the “motion” effect. #nymagday about 10 hours ago from mobile web    Hearst Magazines SVP: “We’re spending an enormous amount of money to reduce (ad) closing times” of our magazines. #nymagday about 10 hours ago from mobile web    AEGIS CEO: “We look at media as the kindling that starts the fire.” #nymagday about 11 hours ago from mobile web    AEGIS CEO: Consumer has much more brand credibility than marketer. #nymagday about 11 hours ago from mobile web    Million dollar question goes unanswered: “Are we measuring magazine accountability correctly?” #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    Just over 300 attendees, mostly women, from ad agencies; roughly half as many attendees as last year. #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    Jamison: “We’ve got to stop the print bashing”; more applause. #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    Jamison: “Girls aren’t going on Myspace to talk about their weight, their acne, their period–they come to us for that.” #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web Jamison, Seventeen: “Our magazine is kind of like ‘a friend with benefits’” #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    Jayne Jamison, VP, Seventeen: “I love magazines”; applause. #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    MSLO CEO: “Simply put, advertising cannot support all the media that is out there.” #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    MSLO CEO: “’The Rise of the Bloggers’ [would’ve] sounded like a horror movie.” #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web    MSLO CEO: “We didn’t anticipate the consumer creating content to the degree they have.” #nymagday about 12 hours ago from mobile web MSLO CEO: 15 years ago we knew consumer was in control, “but we didn’t take it far enough.” about 12 hours ago from mobile weblast_img read more

Origin PC acquired by Corsair so you dont have to build your

first_img Share your voice Computers Computer Accessories Laptops Gaming Tags Comments Corsair just bought Origin PC.  Corsair PC gamers might have a lot to look forward to. Corsair, a computer peripherals and hardware company, on Wednesday said it’s acquired Origin PC. Origin PC specializes in hand-built, personalized computers designed to optimize the gaming experience. The companies plan to expand Corsair’s iCUE software ecosystem into Origin PC’s systems, according to a press release. Corsair says this will offer gamers systemwide lighting synchronization and performance monitoring. In addition, the new range of Corsair Hydro X Series custom cooling will soon be found in select Origin PC systems.Financial terms of the deal weren’t revealed, but Corsair said Origin will remain a separate brand. All existing warranties, purchases and support are unaffected, according to the release. Corsair will continue producing its own product line — Vengeance PC, Corsair One and the Corsair One Pro — and brands. Andy Paul, founder and CEO of Corsair, said one of the reasons the company acquired Origin PC was the desire to reach more North American customers who wanted to buy systems, not build them. “With Origin PC’s expertise in personalized custom gaming systems and Corsair’s strength in performance PC hardware and the iCUE software ecosystem, we’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers,” Paul said in the release.Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski said Corsair was a “fantastic partner” to help the company move forward. “With a complete range of enthusiast PC products, Origin PC and Corsair are uniquely placed to create amazing new systems that make the experience of owning a personalized custom gaming PC better than ever,” Wasielewski said in the release.  2 Now playing: Watch this: 1:30 Origin PC brings a 16-inch gaming laptop to CES 2019last_img read more

Wrangell father and son get fines probation for Lacey Act violations

first_imgA Wrangell father and son were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to Lacey Act violations while commercial halibut fishing in Alaska waters.Charles “Chuck” Petticrew Sr. was sentenced to pay a $90,000 fine, and Charles “Jeff” Petticrew Jr. was sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine. They will both be on probation for five years and will be required to use a vessel monitoring system while fishing. Their sentences came out of a plea agreement with the government.Petticrew Senior and Junior were charged with falsifying fishing locations in Individual Fishing Quota landing permits and Alaska Department of Fish and Game logbook entries and halibut tickets.They identified nearly 4,000 pounds of halibut as being caught in area 3A, northwest of Cape Spencer. But they were fishing in area 2C, which is southeast of Cape Spencer. Federal prosecutors estimate the value of the illegally-caught fish at over $23,000. The violations took place between June 2010 and May 2013.The Lacey Act prohibits the trade of wildlife that is taken illegally.Petticrew Sr. pleaded guilty in October to a felony count of conspiracy to falsify Individual Fishing Quota records. His son pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for falsifying fishing records.Prosecutors said Petticrew Jr. also submitted false information by signing the names of his father, mother and brother on IFQ landing reports. All four family members are part owners of the fishing vessel Arlice and members of a family corporation, according to court documents.last_img read more

The CV is dead and Artificial Intelligence can help companies candidates Shortlist

first_img Close Are you looking to apply for jobs or finding it difficult to hire the right talent for your organization? Shortlist is a start-up that’s keen on solving the biggest pain points of hiring employees.In our latest BizTalk, Danish Manzoor, Executive Editor, International Business Times, India, speaks with Paul Breloff, CEO and co-founder of Shortlist, a Mumbai- and California-based employment-tech start-up, about the hurdles of the hiring process and how his company aims to address them with a simplified and automated process.Shortlist is a platform that is aimed at offering a better approach at hiring – shifting from the traditional paradigm of handing out CVs to a robust and effective way of identifying the right talent for the right job using artificial intelligence. With operations in India and South Africa, Shortlist has been working with numerous clients since 2016 by automating applicant vetting process using online assessments. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/21:29Loaded: 0%00:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-21:27?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Is AI the future of Recruiting? As Breloff said in his interview, Shortlist wants to be a “noise filtration layer” between recruiters and applicants. The start-up uses predictive chat-based interviews and online competency-based assessments to thoroughly screen candidates before pushing them forward.Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the core of Shortlist, which qualifies candidates based on location, salary, and experience, in turn saving time by eliminating the basic Q&As. The company also firmly believes in not judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree, hence it uses customized competency-based assessments and analyses several data points on each candidate’s ability, motivation, and fit.During the BizTalk, Breloff spoke about the how Shortlist came into being, right from getting the brand’s name suggestion from a Kenyan client, to using the latest technology tools like AI and machine learning to solve the most time-consuming phases of hiring, and raising funds as well as plans of acquisitions in the near-future.Shortlist was co-founded by Breloff along with two of his best friends Simon Desjardins and Matt Schnuck, who are also on board as Chief Customer Officer and Chairman, respectively. The start-up currently operates in India and East Africa and has over 80 clients, including ITC, DHL, dunes, and others.[CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL VIDEO]last_img read more

Missouri Gov Eric Greitens Resigns

first_imgJeff Roberson/APEric Greitens announced his resignation Tuesday as governor of Missouri. The Republican, who is facing an extramarital affair scandal and allegations of campaign finance violations, will step down effective June 1.After several months of bitter legal battles and political tussles, first-term Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he is resigning as of June 1.Greitens who was facing a felony charge and possible impeachment had been under investigation over allegations that he tried to dodge the state’s campaign disclosure laws and to blackmail a former lover.“This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family; millions of dollars of mounting legal bills, endless personal attacks designed to cause maximum damage to family and friends,” he said in a statement from his Jefferson City office.Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who was elected separately, will succeed Greitens.Prior to taking office, Greitens had pledged to root out “corrupt career politicians” but his brief 17-month tenure was plagued by scandal.The governor’s extramarital affair with his former hairdresser in 2015 made headlines just hours after Greitens’ state of the state address in January. A secretly recorded conversation between the woman he’d had an affair with and her then-husband, revealed claims that Greitens had taken a compromising photo of her and was threatening to release it if she told anyone about their illicit relationship.The recording was released by the woman’s ex-husband without her knowledge and it launched a criminal investigation by authorities. Eventually, the scandal also unspooled into a separate case looking into the illegal use of a charity donor list by Greiten’s campaign to raise campaign funds.A legislative inquiry lead by the House investigative committee subpoenaed the embattled Republican and political novice on Friday, demanding he appear and testify under oath on June 4. The governor’s legal team attempted to stave off the subpoena, but on Tuesday a Cole County judge ruled it could go forward.Greitens, who has consistently denied all criminal allegations and refused to heed calls for his resignation, announced hours later that he would give up the governor’s seat.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Cardinals Sit in Third After Day 1 At ACC Championships

first_imgFlorida State is atop the standings with 174 points, followed by Virginia (173), Louisville (156), Duke (146), Notre Dame (144), North Carolina (120), NC State (116), Virginia Tech (107), Georgia Tech (100), Miami (94), Pitt (70) and Boston College (62).”Congratulations to our divers tonight,” said Arthur Albiero, UofL head coach. “Molly Fears and Michaela Sliney did a fantastic job in prelims and they both earned their spots in tonight’s A-final. They contributed significantly for our highest point total after Day One.”  In the 800 free relay, Sophie Cattermole finished her leadoff leg (1:45.94) to put the Cardinals in 6th place and handed the race over to Arina Openysheva, who went 1:45.44 to move in to fifth. Alena Kraus made up even more time in her leg with a 1:45.33 to move the Cards into fourth and handed over to Mallory Comerford, who anchored in 1:41.01 for the fastest splint in the field to move the Cards into the silver medal slot in 6:58.93 for the fifth fastest time in school history.  The event was won by Virginia, with the Wahoos putting up a 6:55.22 for an A-cut and a meet record.”Our  relays were solid, but we feel strongly that we can continue to improve on both events for NCAAs next month,” said Albiero.  2019 ACC Wednesday Full Results Competition continues on Thursday when the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 Free, 3M men’s diving and the 200 freestyle relay with the finals being contested beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Print Friendly Version In the 200-Medley Relay, the Cards were in sixth place after the first three legs before Casey Fanz put up the second fastest anchor leg of the field to put the Cards into the wall fourth with a time of 1:36.54. Alina Kendzior (24.33), Mariia Astashkina (27.11), Grace Oglesby (23.17) and Fanz (21.93) got the NCAA A-cut. The event was won by NC State’s time of 1:34.52, an ACC meet and conference record.  After one day of competition at the 2019 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships, the University of Louisville women are in third place. Louisville put two women in the 3M diving finals, Molly Fears finished fourth with a total score of  313.00. Michaela  Sliney was eighth with a score of 260.25.  The event was won by Miami’s Alicia Blagg In the men’s 1M diving, after the preliminary round of six dives, Daniel Fecteau (9th) posted a 286.05 to just miss making the final field of eight and Daniel Pinto scored a 284.15 for tenth. Freshman Kivanc Gur finished 23rd with a 242.10. The men dive during the women’s week of championships.  Story Linkslast_img read more