Thousands of Gazans remain homeless as UN again calls for aid access

26 January 2009Thousands of Gazans remain homeless and hospitals still have a large number of intensive care patients over a week after a ceasefire ended Israel’s devastating three-week offensive against Hamas militants, according to the latest United Nations update, which calls for immediate unhindered humanitarian access to the Strip’s 1.5 million inhabitants. “At this stage, the initial response is focusing on the re-establishment of basic services to the population of Gaza, including water, health, food, cash assistance, education and psychosocial support,” the UN Office the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today. This includes safety of movement by marking and clearing unexploded ordnance, removing rubble, repairing priority infrastructure, and securing access to services.Although fewer than 500 displaced people remain in three UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) emergency shelters, most displaced Gazans are staying with host families who are overstretched and face shortages of food, non-food items such as mattresses and blankets, and water and electricity.Hospitals are gradually finding capacity for routine care for chronically ill patients who are now returning for treatment. Repair of medical equipment, already a priority before the conflict when Israel’s closure of crossing points hindered import of necessary spare parts, remains a priority, as does the import of spare parts.Some people still have no access to piped water and the sewerage network in parts of Gaza is still damaged. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that continued shortage of drinking water and overflowing sewage in some residential areas poses serious health risks, and immediate assistance is needed to rebuild the infrastructure, including pipes, generators and pumps. Spare parts and other equipment are also needed for the electricity sector. All 10 UNRWA distribution centres are open, feeding 25,000 people per day, and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed 95 tonnes of food aid to 993 families (nearly 6,000 people) in Gaza City and North Gaza. All schools opened on Saturday, with an 80 per cent attendance rate in government schools and 89 per cent at UNRWA schools, and there is a focus on psychosocial and mental health support for students, with UNRWA fielding 185 counsellors. OCHA cited Gaza’s most critical needs as spare parts and fuel for the power plant, hospitals and water and sewage treatment facilities, and cement, sand and other construction materials to rebuild the destroyed schools, hospitals, clinics and homes. It added that it was critical that full and unhindered humanitarian access to Gaza be granted immediately by all parties to the conflict. International agencies have faced unprecedented denial of access to Gaza since 5 November, it said. Although a small group was allowed in on 23 January, humanitarian access remains unreliable and needs to be granted every day without restriction. Meanwhile, renowned musician Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) today released a charity song (, with all proceeds going to UNRWA, which aids 750,000 Palestinian refugees in Gaza, and the non-governmental organization Save the Children. Mr. Islam said he hoped the song, “The day the world gets round” originally recorded by George Harrison, will “help remind people of the immense legacy of love, peace and happiness we can share when we get round to looking at mankind’s futile wars and prejudices, and start to change our foolish ways.” read more

UK to appoint nonresident defence attaché

Last week UK Prime Minister David Cameron held bilateral talks with President Sirisena at the Commonwealth Summit in Malta, and announced a significant increase in UK support for reconciliation and human rights, recognising the considerable progress Sri Lanka has made since it hosted the last Commonwealth Meeting in 2013. UK says this will build on August’s peaceful parliamentary elections and help to deliver the commitments set out in the historic UNHRC resolution that was adopted in October including demilitarisation and land returns. (Colombo Gazette) Britain says building on the pivotal role played by the UK in promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka since CHOGM 2013 and the Prime Minister’s last visit there where he spoke of Sri Lanka’s immense potential, this funding will help to ensure that President Sirisena can advance the important reform work he has already begun. “We are already playing a key role in encouraging progress on this, including through the UNHRC resolution which set Sri Lanka on a new path towards reconciliation and a more prosperous and inclusive future,” a UK Government statement said. The British Government has decided to appoint a non-resident defence attaché and access provided to UK military training courses to help support Sri Lankan military reform.The British Government however also said that it is clear that credible investigations into alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka’s civil war are vital. read more

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

WASHINGTON — Facebook says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be violating the company’s rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country.Facebook says it prohibits fake accounts and will “act” on any it finds that violate that policy.The company made the announcement Tuesday following an Associated Press report Friday that Homeland Security had authorized its agents to use fake social media accounts in a reversal of a previous ban on the practice.Homeland Security said fake accounts would make it easier for agents reviewing visa and citizenship applications to search for fraud or security threats.The plan would also be a violation of Twitter’s rules. Twitter says it’s still reviewing the new Homeland Security policy.Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press read more

Multotec partners with CleanTeQ to introduce continuous countercurrent ion exchange technology to

first_imgMultotec has partnered with Australian company CleanTeQ to introduce continuous counter-current ion exchange technology into the African mining industry for effluent treatment and metals recovery. “Clean TeQ’s Clean-iX® process is described as the future of hydrometallurgy as it progresses towards more sustainable minerals processing. “Hailed as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of ion exchange technology, Clean-iX provides customers with higher metal recoveries, lower capital and operational costs and reduced environmental impact,” Rolf Steinhaus, Director at Multotec Process Equipment says.Clean-iX has a more compact footprint than conventional technologies as it at times eliminates a lot of pre-treatment processes and thus reduces the overall flowchart. “Mining is seen as an undesirable activity at times, often due to the negative side effects such as pollution or contamination. The goal with this technology is to be part of a more sustainable process, as it is environmentally friendly,” Steinhaus says. “Multotec would like to focus on smaller operations where we can containerise the technology, which makes for easier deployment and redeployment in Africa. Depending on the capacity, we can modularise containerised systems up to a 5 million litre a day capacity with the maximum containerised system capacity being 1 million litres per day. Beyond that we would need to consider skid-mounted or free standing systems. “The system is remotely controlled and completely automated, and therefore minimises labour and skill requirements on site which in turn reduces operating costs. Furthermore it utilises relatively cheap reagents to regenerate the resin, which also impacts positively on the bottom line,” Steinhaus adds.While the principles of ion exchange are well understood, it has been commercially used in the water treatment and mining industries for more than 50 years. CleanTeQ’s innovation in this regard is related to its processes and equipment. “This is a fairly niche application that takes out dissolved metal ions or ionic complexes from a solution, whether water or a leachate. Continuous counter-current ion exchange technology, however, is certainly new to the African mining industry,” Steinhaus says. “It is a natural addition to Multotec’s product portfolio together with our already established solid-liquid separation equipment range.”The potential for this technology is enormous given the vast number of applications for ion exchange and adsorption resins in several metal industries, and the ability to custom design the Clean-iX technology platform. The economical extraction of a range of metals, including heavy metals, platinum group metals, precious metals, base metals, rare earth elements, radioactive elements and selected Group I and II elements from a plant effluent or process stream is possible. The concept of continuous counter-current ion exchange is based on the fact that ‘continuous’ resin movement ensures it is always at the optimum point of equilibrium with the solution as opposed to batch processes, increasing overall system efficiency, while ‘counter-current’ resin and solution movement maximises the driving force of the reaction, reducing the comparative size of the process and allowing for a much higher extraction rate.The process consists of a number of sub processes, each designed for a specific function, namely adsorption, fluidised wash, elution and wash. Depending on the application, there are three column types that can be used in order for the system to operate in the presence of solids ranging from 100 ppm to 40% by weight. These are the moving packed bed column, fluidised column and agitated bed column. Selection of the appropriate column type allows for optimal recovery of metals from leached pulps or from clarified solutions. Clean TeQ’s patented U column ensures concentration of the target metal in-situ, to produce an eluate of much higher concentration and purity than achievable with any other available elution technology.last_img read more


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American doctor who moved to Africa to help Ebola patients has contracted

first_imgSamaritan’s Purse is committed to doing everything possible to help Dr. Brantly during this time of crisis. We ask everyone to please pray for him and his family.Brantly is the medical director of the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola case management center in Liberia, where the agency continues to work with Liberian and international health officials to contain the outbreak.Ebola is an haemorrhagic fever with a very high fatality rate. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have borne the brunt of the recent epidemic, and last week Nigeria recorded its first death.As of last week, the number of Ebola cases recorded in the months-long epidemic stood at 1,093, including more than 660 deaths, according to the World Health Organisation. Empty hospital beds at a hospital in Liberia after nurses and patients fled due to Ebola deaths. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe virus can fell victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.Ebola is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat, notably bats.It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you can get sick from touching an infected person.With no vaccine, patients believed to have caught the virus must be isolated to prevent further contagion.Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is named after a river there.- © AFP, 2014Read: More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history >Read: Advice for Irish travellers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria > AN AMERICAN DOCTOR battling West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said.Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said Dr Kent Brantly had been isolated at the group’s Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.“Dr  Brantly is married with two children,” the group said, in a statement posted to its website on Saturday.last_img read more

Payments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18 increase

first_imgPayments to private Direct Provision firms rise to €72m after 18% increase in asylum seekers The firm that operates the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Co Meath received the highest payment of €8.69 million. By Gordon Deegan Share1560 Tweet Email1 Mar 22nd 2019, 7:10 PM Asylum seekers protest at Mosney, Co Meath in 2010. Asylum seekers protest at Mosney, Co Meath in 2010. Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland A SURGE IN the numbers of asylum seekers living in Direct Provision centres sent the fees paid to private firms operating the network of centres across the country soaring to €72 million, including Vat, last year.In 2018, the numbers of people being accommodated in direct provision increased by 18% from 5,096 at the start of the year to 5,997 at the end of December.The sharp increase in numbers has resulted in an increase in revenue for the private firms operating the centres, with new figures published by the Department of Justice showing that six firms received payments in excess of €5 million last year including two receiving payments in excess of €7 million.The figures show that the contractor to receive the highest amount from the Department of Justice was Mosney Holidays plc which received fees of €8.69m.Mosney Holidays plc operates a direct provision centre for 600 asylum seekers at Mosney in Co Meath and the €8.6m it received last year brings to €136m the company has received from the State between 2002 and 2018 for its Direct Provision service.The increased numbers of people seeking asylum here has had Department of Justice officials scrambling to identify new Direct Provision centres.Last year, a move by the Department of Justice to set up a new centre for 115 asylum seekers in the north Clare village of Lisdoonvarna led to tensions in the local community after a local hotelier, Marcus White made his King Thomond hotel available.Now, the new figures show that White’s James White & Co Ltd received fees of €1.24m for 2018.Much attention was also given to the arrival of a group of Syrian refugees at the Abbeyfield Hotel at Ballaghaderreen in Co Roscommon in December last year. The figures show that the owner of the hotel, Next Week & Co Ltd received payments of €3.16m in 2018. Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland Short URL Friday 22 Mar 2019, 7:10 PM 17,711 Views The reception centre at Ballaghaderreen.Along with Mosney Holidays Plc, one other business received payments in excess of €7m – last year, Alan Hyde’s Barlow Group last year received fees of €7.5m and the group accommodates asylum seekers across Cork and Waterford.Millstreet Equestrian Services which provides accommodation for over 500 asylum seekers in Cork and Waterford received payments of €6.53 million.Between 2000 and 2018, Millstreet Equestrian Services has received €82.5 million in fees from the State.Aramark’s Campbell Catering Ltd last year received €5.89m for operating State owned direct provision centres at Knockalisheen, Co Clare, Co Cork and Co Meath where over 825 asylum seekers are accommodated.Bridgestock caters for around 500 asylum seekers in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo and Sligo town and the €5.8m received last year brings to €97m the firm has received in payments between 2000 and 2018.The firm which operates the largest direct provision centre in the capital, Clondalkin Towers Hotel, Fazyard Ltd last year received €5.5 million.East Coast Catering Ltd which accommodates around 600 asylum seekers in Dublin and Louth last year received €4.4m.Maplestar Ltd accommodates 200 asylum seekers at the Eglinton Hotel at Salthill, Co Galway and received €3m in payments.The figures also show that Onsite Field Management received fees of €2.8 million to provide services for 335 asylum seekers at four centres in Co Kerry.Sidetracks Ltd, which accommodates 162 asylum seekers at a Great Western Hotel in Galway last year received €2m in fees while another firm, Tattonward Ltd which accommodates 175 asylum seekers at Drumgoask, Monaghan received €2.1m. 49 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Annoncer sa grossesse cest désormais possible sur Facebook

first_imgAnnoncer sa grossesse, c’est désormais possible sur FacebookLe réseau social a ajouté la catégorie “enfant attendu” dans les liens de parenté de ses utilisateurs. Il est donc désormais possible d’annoncer sa grossesse sur Facebook en mentionnant la date d’accouchement voire le prénom du futur enfant.Facebook permet désormais aux futurs parents d’annoncer leur bonheur avant même la naissance de leur progéniture. Le réseau social a ainsi ajouté une catégorie “enfant attendu” aux liens de parenté disponible dans la rubrique “Amis et famille”. L’information apparaît ainsi sur le profil des utilisateurs qui avait déjà depuis 2010, la possibilité d’afficher leurs liens de parenté avec leurs amis, rappelle Le Monde. Parmi les informations données, les futurs parents peuvent alors mentionner la date potentielle de la naissance, ainsi que le prénom du futur enfant.À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?Attention néanmoins, car si vous cochez cette option, elle sera accessible à tous sur la Toile et l’existence d’une grossesse est, en effet, une information qui peut se révéler sensible. La Haute Autorité de lutte contre les discriminations (Halde) rappelle notamment qu’elle peut être un facteur de discrimination à l’emploi. Elle explique qu’il vaut mieux annoncer cela “par lettre recommandée avec un certificat médical” et d’éviter “une simple information orale, qui ne suffit pas à garantir la protection”. Ce qui est le cas d’une annonce faite par Facebook. Si le réseau social a eu là une idée capable de plaire à bon nombre de ses membres, mieux vaut donc rester prudent, selon la Halde. Le 1 août 2011 à 10:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

3 people 1 dog rescued from stuck elevator in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews came to the rescue of three people and one dog who became stuck in an elevator at an apartment building in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue units responded to the scene near Southwest First Avenue and Fourth Street, at around 8:30 p.m., Friday.Due to the small space, crews requested a special technical response and waited for that team to arrive.Once all crews had responded, they were able to safely extricate everyone inside the elevator.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

first_imgThe Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the 22-year-old Foundation.The podcast, available weekly on the reVolver Podcast Network and downloadable on all platforms (e.g. iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify) and on its website, will engage a wide range of guests, including presidents of HBCUs, faculty, alumni, students, parents and other supporters. “The Foundation has actively hosted panels and discussions over the years on the Fantastic Voyage and at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion,” Joyner Jr. said. “This podcast is our chance to have a year-round conversation about our HBCUs. We want to go beyond the typical rhetoric, and have meaningful conversations.”HBCUbiquity, produced by the Tom Joyner Foundation, is a weekly podcast that offers in-depth, honest and straightforward conversations with administrators, faculty, students, celebrities and experts about the future of HBCUs, fundraising, accreditation, student recruitment and enrollment as well as the accomplishments of faculty who are doing interesting research, student scholars about their current accomplishments and alumni who are making a difference in their communities, and topical trends and issues related to the African-American community. The inaugural show features an insightful overview of the foundation’s history, its programs and how HBCUbiquity represents the dawn of a new era for the nonprofit. In future shows, Joyner will get in-depth on the current and future of the CIAA, including interviews with Jacqie McWilliams, the CIAA commissioner, and a special conversation with Dr. Anthony Davis, special consultant to Livingstone College. You won’t want to miss the episode on Bennett College’s fight for survival, featuring a rare interview with its interim college president, Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins who will share some of her strategies on navigating the institution through this difficult period. On that same episode, longtime Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins discusses his experiences and successes in getting an HBCU’s accreditation restored.You can follow the show on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.For more information about becoming a guest or sponsor on the podcast, please contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation,, 214.448.3765.last_img read more

Artist Transforms Victorian Portraits into Superheroes

first_imgAlex Gross has long been an important part of the contemporary art scene in the United States, and while his work is often exhibited in galleries across the country, Gross remains ever-popular for his illustrations across the web. Among one of his most-captivating art projects is a selection of Victorian cabinet card paintings re-imagined as pop-culture superhero icons.Cabinet cards became increasingly popular during the 1860s, replacing the former carte de visite as the prime form of portraiture, with the main advantage of this style being a larger in size than its predecessor. However, by the mid-1920s, cabinet cards too were abandoned as new photography technology developed.Batman. Photo by Alex GrossAmidala (Idolene Hackney). Photo by Alex GrossArya, Game of Thrones. Photo by Alex GrossBatman & Catwoman. Photo by Alex GrossBatman and Robin. Photo by Alex GrossBatwoman. Photo by Alex GrossBlack Panther. Photo by Alex GrossC3PO. Photo by Alex GrossCaptain Marvel. Photo by Alex GrossCabinet cards were first popularized in the United States by Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady, who marketed it to his clients under the name “Imperial Carte-de-Visite”, exploiting the established image format and spreading cabinet cards all over the war-torn country.The format itself is an important part of the history of photography and as such has earned a place in the shrine of Gross’ trademark superheroes in every-day situations.In an interview for Vivianite – The Painters Blog, Gross expressed personal admiration for the Victorian period and its imagery, which has a great deal of influence in his art.In the same interview, the artist draws the connection between vintage family photos and his work. As history and genealogy play an important role for him, Gross likes to emphasize the personal connection between an artist and his art by using real-life photographs and re-imagining them through surreal and pop imagery.Cat Woman (Julie Newmar). Photo by Alex GrossDaredevil (Netflix). Photo by Alex GrossDarth and Family. Photo by Alex GrossElectro. Photo by Alex GrossFifties Superman. Photo by Alex GrossHan Solo. Photo by Alex GrossKid Flash. Photo by Alex GrossMagneto (Film). Photo by Alex GrossMr. Incredible. Photo by Alex GrossNight King. Photo by Alex GrossPoe Dameron. Photo by Alex GrossPsylocke. Photo by Alex GrossSuperboy and Robin. Photo by Alex GrossSupergirl. Photo by Alex GrossThe Dark Knight Joker. Photo by Alex GrossThe Dark Knight Batman. Photo by Alex GrossThese cabinet-cards reworked with pop-culture icons — featuring your cult favorites such as Star Wars, Batman, or the Marvel Universe characters — instead of distant relatives from the past are sure to strike a note.Read another story from us: Man Finds Rare 100-Year-Old Negatives – Uses Photoshop to “Develop” ThemGross seems to create an alternative reality for his subjects, giving them new life and placing them in unexpected roles. By fusing the old photographs of unknown people and globally recognized characters, the artist blurs the line between reality and fiction, giving birth to something new and unsettling.last_img read more

Colins Opening Rant The Thunder beating the Warriors would be good for

first_img Advertisement In his opening rant today, Colin said he thinks Oklahoma City beating Golden State in the Conference Finals would be good for the NBA, and the league knows it.  Their 133 – 105 domination of the Warriors in Game 3, and current 2 -1 series lead, proves that a team that isn’t entirely dependent on the three-point shot can still win in the NBA.The Warriors won the title last year. This year they set the NBA record for regular season wins with 73. They’re the most popular team in the NBA. Their philosophy revolves entirely around attempting and making more three-pointers than their opponents.Their Beatles-like invasion of the NBA has caused a league wide shift, with many teams adopting a knock off version of their frenetic style. The strategic shift to high volume three-point shooting has eliminated a significant amount of strategy and nuance of the game.  It’s rendered the traditional Center and Power Forward practically obsolete.Colin doesn’t have a problem with the Warriors playing their style, but thinks the entire league falling in love exclusively with the three is bad for the game. “As a country, we fall in love with things fast. Remember the Atkins diet. Eat a plate of bacon a day, you’ll live forever. That thing went away.”The Thunder are the Anti-Warriors.  They have a complete roster, with legitimate post players. They aren’t entirely dependent on small ball and the three point shot. They rebound, play defense, and block shots. If they can beat the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, it may help slow the league wide panic for every team to become a cheap copy of Golden State.University of Oregon Football is the closest comparison to the Warriors. The Ducks burst on the scene and shocked teams into submission with their hyper up-tempo, no huddle offense. Opponents couldn’t keep up.  Just like the Warriors, Oregon seemed unstoppable.Then teams figured them out.  Teams like Auburn, Ohio State and Stanford proved the blueprint for beating them wasn’t to emulate their style, but to physically dominate them and push them around. Oregon is still respected as an elite program, but not feared as an unstoppable force of nature.If the Thunder can take out the Warriors, they’ll do it by staying true to their own blueprint, not by becoming a carbon copy.  This would ultimately be good for the NBA.Ric Bucher, of Bleacher Report and Sirius XM, agreed with Colin that the league wide trend of high volume three point shooting has grown tiresome.“I like blueberry pie. I’m not going to be Mel Kiper and have it for breakfast every morning. That turns you into the cast from the Willy Wonka factory. There can be too much of a good thing.”last_img read more

Microsoft Build 2019 Preview Edge Andromeda and More

first_imgA session called “Fluent Design System: the Journey to Cross-Platform” promises to describe how Fluent will expand to the web, across different platforms and onto more hardware. Characterized by 3D effects, translucent backgrounds (what Microsoft calls Acrylic) and gorgeous, natural imagery, Fluent has helped modernize Windows 10 over the past few months.CortanaWhat is going on with Cortana? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed Cortana would not go against Alexa or Google Assistant as a stand-alone app and would instead remain a secondary app or skill. Then, earlier this month, Microsoft separated the smart assistant from the Windows 10 search bar, thus giving users the ability to avoid it altogether.Microsoft isn’t abandoning Cortana, but it’s time for an update on how it envisions the virtual assistant going forward. We know (via ZDNet) that the company will talk about a Cortana Skills Kit for Enterprise, a service designed to help businesses make skills specific to their operation. Another technology that helps businesses build their own personalized digital assistant will also surface at Build. But that still leaves questions about what Microsoft will do to differentiate Cortana from other growing assistants, like Siri and Alexa.No Windows Lite or Windows Core OSMicrosoft won’t announce Windows Lite at Build 2019, according to a tweet from The Verge’s Tom Warren. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Windows Lite is a forthcoming competitor to Chrome OS that is designed to run on entry-level, low-power laptops.The rumored operating system is supposedly being built from the ground up to bring a modern, fluid experience to foldable laptops and budget devices. Most importantly, it will be an entirely separate OS from Windows 10 — one that’s more lightweight, so you can use it even with ARM-based chips. Build 2019 seemed like the perfect time to take the wraps off Lite, but if the rumors hold true, then Microsoft isn’t ready yet.MORE: Microsoft Making Windows Lite to Take on ChromebooksThe same goes for Core OS, a rumored operating system that will be shared across all Windows devices, including desktops, game consoles and laptops. Windows Core won’t run Win32 legacy software and will instead be built as a Universal Windows Platform. As excited as we are to see what Core OS means for Windows, it doesn’t seem like we’ll find out anytime soon.HoloLens 2It wouldn’t be Build without mixed reality. Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2, the next generation of its augmented reality headset, at MWC in February of this year. We’ll likely get more details about the headset and tool to help developers make mixed-reality apps at Build 2019.We already know Microsoft hosted Mixed Reality Dev Days earlier this week, which gave developers hands-on time with HoloLens 2. Speaking of which, we spent some time with the $3,500 headset ourselves and were blown away by it. For now, HoloLens is practical only in the workplace, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for more consumer-focused updates.What about Andromeda, aka the Surface Phone?Core OS was originally called Andromeda OS because it was rumored to launch alongside a foldable Windows smartphone. However, in mid-2018, reports surfaced claiming Microsoft would be rethinking its plans to launch a Surface Phone altogether. More recently, The Verge’s Tom Warren tweeted that Andromeda was dead. Given these reports, it seems highly unlikely that we’ll see a foldable smartphone from Microsoft at Build 2019, if ever.Credit: Laptop Mag; Microsoft Phillip Tracy, Microsoft’s Build developer conference is right around the corner, which means we’ll soon learn more about the company’s products and services, like Office, Azure and Windows. While the annual event is primarily targeted toward engineers and developers, a handful of features typically impact enterprise and consumer customers.This year’s conference will take place from May 6 to 8 in Seattle. Microsoft has remained fairly tight lipped prior to the event, but we have our suspicions, based on rumor and the agenda for this year. From Chromium-based Edge to Cortana, here is everything we expect to see at Build 2019.Microsoft Edge, Built on ChromiumNothing is generating as much buzz out of Redmond, Washington, as Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser. We went hands on with the browser when Microsoft launched the Developer and Canary builds in early April and came away impressed with its feature set and overall stability.Microsoft has been working hard to transition Edge to Chromium, and Build is the perfect time to rally the developer troops and urge them to build extensions for the browser.AdvertisementMORE: 3 Things I Love About Microsoft’s New Edge BrowserThere are currently two sessions at Build 2019 about the Anaheim browser, both of which are led by Microsoft employees. We’ll be at the event to give you the latest news on Edge, which will hopefully include a public release date and new features.Fluent DesignMicrosoft announced changes to its Fluent Design at Build last year, and we expect to see more of the same later this week. If not a further expansion of the design language, we should at least get an update on how it’s being used across Microsoft services. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndo247 SportsThese Updated NFL Helmets Are Better Than the Real Thing247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Author Bio Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy,last_img read more

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Candidate Johnny Araya says hes willing to meet Nicaraguas Ortega

first_imgNational Liberation Party (PLN) presidential candidate Johnny Araya cracked a bit of the ice between Nicaragua and his possible administration Wednesday when he told reporters he would be willing to meet with Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega to resolve several pending border disputes between the neighboring countries.“They say that courtesy doesn’t mean you’re not courageous, and yes, I’d be willing to meet with the president of Nicaragua. I believe Costa Rica should not renounce dialogue,” Araya told reporters, according to the daily La Nación.Araya’s comments are the latest in what is shaping out to be a more outspoken foreign policy platform for the presidential candidate. Araya took to Twitter on Feb. 14 after tensions flared between opposition leaders and the government of Venezuela that week, urging the Costa Rican government to offer political asylum to opposition leaders there and demanding Leopoldo López not be jailed.The ruling party candidate’s comments came during a meeting with Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo, Public Security Minister Mario Zamora, and other officials at the Foreign Ministry Wednesday to discuss border and security concerns.The candidate qualified his olive branch on Twitter, saying that he would only seek dialogue with Ortega if the Nicaragua leader “demonstrated respect for [Costa Rica’s] national sovereignty.” Citizen Action Party candidate Luis Guillermo Solís met with Castillo on Feb. 11. Solís told reporters after his meeting with the foreign minister that he would not open dialogue with Ortega while the two countries remained embroiled in border disputes:“As long as there is a claim from President Ortega on Costa Rican territory, my responsibility as a presidential candidate, political leader and eventually as president of the republic does not permit me to speak with him. […] We have an obligation to continue improving ties but not at the presidential level.”Costa Rica and Nicaragua have several borders disputes pending with the International Court of Justice at The Hague. On Monday, Costa Rica asked the world court to determine its maritime boundaries with Nicaragua after the two countries failed to reach an agreement over oil concessions in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea claimed by both nations. In 2010, Costa Rica asked the court to rule on Nicaragua’s alleged invasion of the Isla Calero wetlands, also known as Isla Portillos, near the countries’ Caribbean frontier.President Laura Chinchilla’s administration has maintained a chilly relationship with Ortega, including when the Nicaraguan leader suggested the International Court of Justice would eventually grant Nicaragua the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste in August 2013. Bluster aside, Ortega has expressed interested in reaching out to whoever wins the runoff election. Facebook Comments Buscaría el diálogo con Nicaragua sí y sólo sí Ortega demuestra respeto por la soberanía nacional. No podemos renunciar a esa posibilidad.— Johnny Araya (@Johnny_Araya) February 26, 2014center_img Related posts:Can Nicaragua survive the crisis in Venezuela? Nicaragua’s Ortega wants control over all of the country’s forests Nicaraguan opposition has little chance of defeating Ortega As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorshiplast_img read more

Antinuke anarchists claim Italy shooting

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Roberto Adinolfi was shot in the leg Monday near his Genoa home by an unknown masked gunman, who fled as a passenger on a motor scooter. Adinolfi, who was released from the hospital on Friday, is the CEO of Ansaldo Nuclear, a division of the state-controlled Finmeccanica company.In the claim, the anarchist group, known as the FAI, listed Adinolfi’s role in promoting nuclear energy as the reason for targeting him and said that it would continue its campaign against Finmeccanica, a defense and aeronautics company.The FAI has previously claimed responsibility for letter bombs sent to Italy’s Equitalia tax collection agency, including one that wounded the organization’s director last December.A letter containing small amounts of explosive powder was received Thursday at the main office of Equitalia in Rome, the news agency ANSA reported. No one was reported harmed.Equitalia has come under more mainstream pressure in recent weeks amid media reports of a rash of suicides and other public acts of desperation among businessmen in financial difficulty.The desperate acts have brought to the fore the issue of slow payments from the state to private businesses, and the inability, to date, of businessmen to count the balance owed them from the state against their tax bill. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   ROME (AP) – An anti-nuclear anarchist group that previously targeted Italy’s tax collection agency claimed responsibility Friday for shooting and wounding the chief executive of a nuclear engineering firm earlier in the week.The Informal Anarchist Federation’s Olga unit said it would continue to carry out other “actions” in the claim sent to leading daily Corriere della Sera, which posted it on its website.last_img read more

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