New York – Moroccan American Nadine Hanafi was honored last week at the United Nations headquarters in New York among the most successful young entrepreneurs in the United States.The event was organized by Empact Showcase, an organization that celebrates the impact and diversity of young entrepreneurs.Nadine was chosen for being the founder and CEO of We Are Visual, a creative agency dedicated to eradicating mediocre presentations and empowering people to turn PowerPoint into a powerful communication tool that enhances their message rather than a design liability that puts their audience to sleep. We Are Visual specializes in creating highly visual and engaging presentations that help their clients tell a compelling story. Based in Miami, FL., We Are Visual serves an international clientele (5 languages spoken) and works with professional speakers, entrepreneurs and Fortune 100 companies.Empact Showcase recognized Nadine Hanafi’s company as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.”“Being honored at the United Nations and having my logo featured on the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square were major highlights in my entrepreneurial career. I am proud to be part of such an energetic group of young entrepreneurs who are each changing the world in their own way,” Nadine told Morocco World News.“I hope this will inspire fellow Moroccans to start their businesses and make a name for themselves and honor Morocco,” she added.Originally from Morocco, Nadine Hanafi started her presentation design agency out of her living room in August 2013. Using only her personal savings, she embarked on a risky entrepreneurial journey with no business plan: she had a dream of building a successful business, a vision for the company and a gut feeling that people could use her PowerPoint skills to improve their presentation content. Within 14 months, Nadine single-handedly grew the business to six-figure revenue with no external capital.Nadine first made a name for herself in the presentation design niche market by publishing SlideShare presentations that became viral and landed her a spot in the top 1% most viewed content on SlideShare in 2013. After designing visuals for several speakers at TEDxMiami and TEDxCoconutGrove, Nadine was interviewed by Fast Company in a feature article called The Startup That Wants to Change the Way We Do Presentations.Within a few months, Nadine’s client list grew more than tenfold as she got to work with entrepreneurs and speakers in 12 countries as well as several Fortune 100 companies. Today, Nadine is expanding her team in Miami and developing more strategic and global partnerships. Her new goal for the company is to design 1500 presentations, in 15 languages, in 2015.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The man overseeing Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino until new owners take over says the property is restocked with cash and is already starting to turn around its performance.In his first interview since being appointed as the divestiture trustee for the struggling property, Eric Matejevich (MAT’-eh-vich) told The Associated Press in an interview this week that the property once again meets state-imposed requirements to have at least $36 million on hand at all times.He also says the casino is already starting to show significant improvement in business levels, even during the slowest period of the year.Matejevich is overseeing Ocean Resort until New York hedge fund Luxor Capital takes over from former owner Bruce Deifik (DY’-fik).It began to run low on money in September, prompting Deifik to relinquish ownership after just six months.Wayne Parry, The Associated Press
“Extremely serious” and persistent failures on the part of Serbia and Montenegro to cooperate with the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia are threatening to push the trials of key suspects beyond the target completion date of 2008, the court’s President warned today in a letter to the Security Council.Describing Serbia and Montenegro’s level of cooperation with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as practically “non-existent,” Judge Theodor Meron said that he was not only concerned that the country was failing to comply with its international obligations, but that its actions are “detrimental to the expectations placed on the Tribunal by its completion strategy and could seriously impinge [its] ability to meet those expectations.”The letter, sent to the President of the Security Council, highlights the particulars of the recent report of the Tribunal’s Prosecutor, who identified failures on the part of Serbia and Montenegro to execute arrest warrants issued by the Hague-based Tribunal, or to give any reason why it had done so.The letter also informs the Council that Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte failed to receive any cooperation in her attempts to secure witness testimonies and documentary evidence, and to grant waivers to enable witnesses to either make statements to the Prosecutor’s Office or to testify before the Tribunal.
“In welcoming this important event in the national history of Burundi, the Secretary-General also calls on all Burundian parties to build on this positive momentum and ensure the early conduct of the national elections that would conclude the transitional process in Burundi,” said a statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman in New York.The UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) reported that voters turned out in an orderly and calm manner as early as 6 a.m. to cast their ballots in yesterday’s national referendum.”No major incidents were reported which could affect the vote, apart from a few technical and logistical problems registered in some polling stations,” it said.ONUB chief Carolyn McAskie, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative for Burundi, added, “We are happy with the Burundian people for what they have accomplished today. They can be proud of this electoral day.”
VICTORIA – Members of the Tsimshian First Nation on British Columbia’s northwest coast will be getting $9 million in provincial funding to job skills.Premier Christy Clark announced the agreement, which must still be drafted.The Tsimshian will get the money over three years through a deal with the Tsimshian Roundtable, which includes six First Nations, the B.C. and federal governments, and proponents of the liquefied natural gas industry.Chief Clifford White of the Gitxaala Nation says the agreement focuses the socio-economic well-being of members through access to employment.He says part of the roundtable’s goal is to provide kindergarten to Grade 12 education.Malaysian-owned oil and gas giant Petronas plans to develop a liquefied natural gas plant near Prince Rupert, and White says First Nations need long-term benefits from any such project on their territory. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 8, 2016 1:40 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email First Nations gets $9 million in skills training funding from B.C. government
“The Philippines integrates the human rights agenda in its development initiatives for the purpose of protecting everyone, especially the most vulnerable, from lawlessness, violence, and anarchy,” said Secretary for Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano during the annual high-level debate. He said that the very principle of ‘responsibility to protect’ must encompass the vast majority of peaceful law-abiding people who must be protected from those who are not. As a responsible leader, the country’s President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, launched a vigorous campaign against the illegal drug trade “to save lives, preserve families, protect communities and stop the country’s slide into a narco-state,” Mr. Cayetano said, adding that the campaign was never an instrument to violate any individual’s or group’s human rights. As of August 2017, the drug trade had penetrated at least 24,848 barangays. This is 59 per cent of the total of 42,036 of the smallest government units spanning the country’s archipelago. The Philippines have also discovered the intimate and symbiotic relationship between terrorism vis-à-vis poverty and the illegal drug trade, Mr. Cayetano said. These terrorists were somehow able to bring together an assortment of extremists, criminals, mercenaries and foreign fighters who attempted to take control of Marawi. The national armed forces will regain full control of Marawi from Islamic State-inspired terrorists. On regionalism, he said, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, has overcome the divisions, fears, and hostilities of the past, forging regional cooperation in promoting growth, development, and peaceful settlement of disputes.Full statement available here
Tech firms could end the proliferation of indecent images of children online instead of tolerating it, the National Crime Agency (NCA) chief leading the fight against child abuse has said. In an interview with The Telegraph, he warned their approach was too reactive and there was a danger of online child abuse being normalised in society by the continued proliferation of thousands of images that were too easy to access on the “open” web. He said it provided an “escalation pathway” which “desensitised” and… Rob Jones said the firms had the technology to be more proactive to prevent images reaching the web in the first place to stop crime happening and to hunt down paedophiles grooming children.
Teranga Gold Corp has filed an updated NI 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects Technical Report for its Wahgnion gold operations in Burkina Faso. The report was prepared by Teranga and supports the mineral reserve estimates and mine plan previously announced on September 24, 2018.“Since our acquisition of Wahgnion just over two years ago, we have increased reserves and resources, improved mine plan economics, and secured financing,” stated Richard Young, President & Chief Executive Officer. “We are now advancing through construction and expect to achieve first gold pour by the end of 2019. Looking forward, we are focused on further optimizing the mine plan and extending the mine life beyond 13 years through continued conversion of resources and targeted exploration of more than a dozen prospects already identified within close proximity to mill.”Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 6,400 km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.5 Moz of gold at its Sabodala operation in Senegal (pictured). Focused on diversification and growth, the company is advancing construction of its second producing gold mine, Wahgnion, which is located in Burkina Faso, as well as carrying out extensive exploration programs in three West African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. It had more than 4.0 Moz of gold reserves as of June 30, 2018. Teranga applies a rigorous capital allocation framework for its investment decisions to execute on its growth strategy relying on a combination of cash on the balance sheet, free cash flow from operations and debt.Wahgnion is expected to increase Teranga’s consolidated production by some 50% on an annualized basis. Previously known as Banfora, it was acquired in October 2016 as part of Teranga’s acquisition of ASX-listed Gryphon Minerals. The fully permitted, high-grade, open pit project is located in the southwest of Burkina Faso in a major gold producing district host to several worldclass gold deposits.Teranga owns 90% of the project and the Burkina Faso government owns the remaining 10%. The Wahgnion project includes both a permitted mine license with an area of 89km2 and five surrounding exploration permits totalling approximately 1,000km2. The group of properties are encapsulated in the Loumana Birimian greenstone belt within Burkina Faso.Construction is on track for first pour by the end of 2019Plant design is complete and detailed engineering, processing facility constructions, and development of site-wide infrastructure is on scheduleAn updated mineral resource estimate was released in June 2018. The update increased combined measured and indicated resources to 2.4 Moz contained gold (50.5 Mt at a grade of 1.51 g/t Au) representing a 33% increase from the previous 2017 feasibility studyAn updated mineral reserve estimate was released September 2018 which increased reserves by 450,000 oz to 1.61 Moz of proven and probable reserves (31.07 Mt grading 1.61 g/t) representing an increase of almost 40% from the previous 2017 feasibility study.
10 Comments Crew Dragon is on SpaceX’s recovery vessel—completing the spacecraft’s first test mission! pic.twitter.com/6K0qgnHd4O— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 8, 2019 Short URL Source: NASA Commercial Crew/Twitter 12,073 Views Launched on Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dragon docked at ISS the following day before detaching earlier today for its return to Earth.It represents the first private space mission to the ISS, as well as the first time a space vessel capable of carrying people was launched by the US in eight years.SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, was selected along with the Boeing group by NASA in 2014 to develop the next generation of space vehicles for US astronauts, after the end of the 1981-2011 space shuttle program.Only a test dummy was aboard for the test, but the first manned flight aboard Dragon is scheduled for July with two astronauts — a date that could be postponed until later this year.- © AFP 2019 Share6 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: SpaceX/Twitter Successful splashdown of the #CrewDragon right on time at 8:45 a.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/0qHhHzD4Js— NASA Commercial Crew (@Commercial_Crew) March 8, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4530931 By AFP Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful test It was the first private space mission to the International Space Station. Mar 8th 2019, 3:17 PM THE SPACEX DRAGON capsule successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday after more than six days in space, completing its demonstration mission for US space agency NASA.“Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed!” the SpaceX account tweeted along with an image of the capsule showing its four main white and orange parachutes deployed as two boats sped toward it.Live footage from NASA showed the capsule’s main parachutes opened without a problem, and it splashed down at 8:45 am (1.45pm Irish time), completing a mission to demonstrate that it could reliably and safely carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Friday 8 Mar 2019, 3:17 PM
By Conor McCrave 70,520 Views REPUBLICAN GROUP SAORADH has erected posters on the campus of University College Cork in a bid to “aggressively recruit” young people at the college, a professor has said. Paul Burgess, a senior lecturer at the university spotted the posters around busy parts of the campus in recent days and said that, as authorities in the college removed them, others were putting them back up. Saoradh was criticised by several government ministers after leading a protest march through O’Connell St last weekend, a day after journalist Lyra Mckee was killed by dissident republicans in Derry. Speaking to C103′s Cork Today Show, Burgess said it was actively trying to recruit young people at third level institutions. Apr 24th 2019, 8:31 PM 80 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4605437 Short URL Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 8:30 PM UCC Image: Google Images Image: Google Images “One might think that students there might be better informed about the real nature of this group but, of course, we can’t take that for granted.” “And a group of this nature, even if they were to get one, two or three recruits that would be obviously a win-win for them – I think that’s something we need to be concerned about.“Clearly they’re targeting young people and aggressively trying to recruit,” he added. “Traditionally, the groundswell of where they would get their support would be from young people in socio-economically deprived areas and disadvantaged areas, and that’s of course what happened up in the Creggan area in Derry.”The posters were placed in busy public areas and depicted men in balaclavas and glasses carrying flags. The university is currently reviewing CCTV footage in a bid to identify the individuals responsible for erecting the posters in the first place, Burgess said. “I was obviously quite angry about this and got on to the authorities in the university right away.”“They told me this has been an ongoing problem – almost as fast as they could take them down someone was pinning them back up again.“They were in these display cases [which] might suggest to students that they were given credence by the institution itself.“That’s not the case, of course, because the university has been keen to take them down as quickly as possible, but my suspicion is this is not just going on in UCC, but in other third level institutions around the county.”LyraMurdered writer Lyra McKee was laid to rest today in Belfast with leaders from across the political divide sitting side by side at St Anne’s Cathedral. The UCC professor said he worked with the young woman in recent months in relation to novels he had written, and described her as an “outstanding individual” and “one of a kind”.“Not only was she very brave young woman who was a very involved actively in the gay rights movement, but she was a very talented journalist and writer as well and our paths crossed because she had read two of my novels.“Basically, [she] was the epitome of what Northern Ireland should be.” Share Tweet Email UCC Republican group Saoradh ‘aggressively trying to recruit’ students at University College Cork The university is currently reviewing CCTV footage in a bid to identify the individuals responsible. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
SD Huesca are reportedly interested in a deal to sign to bring Andriy Lunin to the club from Real Madrid on loan, according to Marca.Madrid had hoped the Ukrainian shot-stopper’s loan spell with Leganes would provide him the opportunity of more first-team football, yet Leganes are believed to be in the market for alternative options.During his loan spell with Los Pepineros, the 19-year-old played just two league games and, with the club unlikely to overcome a 3-0 first leg defeat in the Copa del Rey, chances of Lunin getting more opportunities to play for the remainder of the campaign look very bleak.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.In his pre-match press conference on Friday, Leganes manager Mauricio Pellegrino made clear that his team were in the market for a new goalkeeper, and this suggests that the departure of Lunin is a possibility, as many may have thought when the transfer window opened this month.Axel Werner has spent the first half of the season on loan at Huesca from Atletico Madrid, but he’s expected to return to the Spanish capital this month.Aleksandar Jovanovic joined the newly promoted LaLiga side in the summer and he has proven not to be the answer to the team’s goalkeeping problems, and it seems as though a deal for Lunin could help the club in their fight against the drop.
With Paris Saint-Germain’s recent exploits in the Champions League, Brazilian legend Cafu feels the French champions can reach the final of the competition even without Neymar.The Parisians silenced doubters and proved some bookmakers wrong with a 2-0 win away to Manchester United without the injured Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday.Cafu, who was part of the AC Milan side that won the competition in 2006-07, said PSG have the quality in their ranks to reach the decider without Neymar.“All 16 teams that are competing in the last 16 of the Champions League have full potential to win, regardless of whether you lose your biggest star or not,” he told FourFourTwo on Sunday.“He is a reference, but if you see the first game of Paris Saint-Germain away from home, with the achievement that they made, you see that PSG have a chance to reach the final.“But, of course, with Neymar there is a further hope of victory and conquest.”⚽️🔝 #MUPSGOpinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…How cool was that?! 👏 😎🔴🔵 #AllezParis pic.twitter.com/9qHR1B54Rk— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 12, 2019However, the Neymar has hinted at a possible come back for the Champions League quarter-finals should the Ligue 1 leaders qualify.Following their recent win over Saint Etienne, the reigning French Champions are 12 points clear at the summit but the Champions League remains the primary target.
Read the AirPods review The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem may lie with the Precise Timing Facility, a ground station in Italy that gives each satellite in the system an accurate time reference, Inside GNSS said.The Galileo program launched its first satellite in 2011, so that the EU wouldn’t have to rely on the US Global Positioning System, or GPS, for commercial, military and other applications like guiding aircraft.The agency didn’t immediately respond to a request for further comment.First published at 2:42 a.m. PT.Updated at 3:09 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Angela Lang/CNET $59 at eBay $999 Read the Rylo camera preview Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 0 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) The Cheapskate DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Boost Mobile Read Lenovo Smart Clock review The EU’s Galileo satellites have been suffering from technical problems. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The European Union’s Galileo global navigation satellite system hasn’t worked since last Thursday. This is apparently due its ground infrastructure suffering technical problems. A service status page lists 24 of its 26 satellites as “not usable” or “not available,” while the remaining two are “testing” — which our sister site ZDNet reports means they aren’t usable. Only the search and rescue service, which is used to find people who get in trouble at sea or in the mountains, is still operating, the European GNSS Agency noted.”Experts are working to restore the situation as soon as possible,” the agency wrote in its release. See at Turo See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express 7 $299 at Amazon Sprint Share your voice Share your voice Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) null Read DJI Osmo Action preview 14 Photos Read Google Home Hub review HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Rylo $60 at Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Now playing: Watch this: Sci-Tech Tech Industry See it Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Devastating natural disasters as seen from space (pictures) 3:42 $6 at Tidal Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple iPhone XS $999 $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Turo Chris Monroe/CNET See It See It Comments $210 at Best Buy $520 at HP All the ways satellites have changed our lives See It Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. 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By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROThe ongoing speculation over the circumstances surrounding the death of Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter have continued to stir doubt and mistrust across many communities in the city.The veteran cop was shot in the head with his own gun in November. But, since then a series of miscues have only stoked concerns the department has been less than forthcoming about the case. From the start, the lockdown of the Harlem Park neighborhood where Suiter was murdered and the delayed release of the fact he was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving the now notorious Gun Trace Task Force just a day before he was gunned down, only widened the chasm between many mostly Black, mostly poor communities and police.Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter. (Courtesy Photo)“The BPD is building an absolute abysmal record for shoddy police work while touting themselves as among the best and especially in homicide investigations,” Christopher Ervin a community activist told The AFRO.However, an overlooked aspect of the early stage of the investigation that has all but disappeared from the discussion, may offer clues as to what happened to the 18-year veteran, husband and father of five.Shortly after Suiter was shot, police released a description of a suspect; a lone Black man wearing a black jacket with a white stripe. It was a nebulous, if not familiar depiction that could be applied to thousands of men across the city.Since then little has been said about the man who allegedly prompted former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to lockdown the Harlem Park neighborhood for nearly a week. And it is a silence which has stirred concerns among experienced investigators that the release of such a critical piece of evidence without explanation or follow-through, implies something more sinister about Suiter’s death.“It wouldn’t surprise me if someone in the department made it up just to cover their asses for locking down the neighborhood,” said former BPD (Baltimore Police Department) commander and state police Lt. Neil Franklin.“Did Suiter give a description over the radio? Did the BPD ever make his radio transmission public?’” Franklin asked.Indeed, when asked recently about the origin of the information that indicated a Black suspect had shot Suiter, current Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said he too did not know.“I really don’t know,” De Sousa said recently. “And I can tell you, the day of the incident…I got there relatively quickly, and I don’t exactly (know) where it came from.”“I couldn’t tell you specifically who told me that particular day,” he added.Recently the department formed a so-called independent review board to examine the case. The board, comprised of retired homicide detectives and several policing experts is expected to issue a comprehensive report on both the investigation and the handling of the homicide probe internally.Franklin argues the fact that the most public piece of evidence thus far to date has not been fully explained, is something the department needs to address directly.“The only reason I can think of for the police avoiding the question is embarrassment,” he said. “Embarrassment could be related to the source, or lack of a credible source.”Evoking the specter of a lone Black assailant in the shooting of a police officer that later turned out to be of questionable veracity has a fraught history within the department.In 2010, Baltimore Police detective Anthony Fata ignited a citywide manhunt when he claimed a Black man shot him in the leg inside a downtown parking garage. Investigators later concluded there was little evidence of the assailant, and in 2012 Fata was convicted of filing fraudulent workers compensation claims, perjury and misconduct in office.Which is why Ervin says the department needs to come clean about all the evidence in the Suiter case, not only to re-establish trust with the community, but to instill confidence the investigation is above board.“(The) Source of info of this nature should not be hard at all to pin down.” Ervin said. “It would have had to come from either Suiter or his partner.”
Stay on target There’s been no pop culture sneaker collab more anticipated in 2018 than the Adidas x Dragon Ball Z line. Rumors were circulating as far back as 2017 that the fashion giant would be launching a line of shoes based on the acclaimed anime. They proved to be true. Shoes drawing from Goku, Freiza, and Trunks have been released and there are plenty to come, but the standout so far has been the pair based on arguably the best DBZ villain ever: Cell. Based on the Adidas Prophere silhouette, the shoe pays perfect homage to a menacing and memorable villain. It’s a little alien and weird, but then again, why would a sneaker based on Cell be anything less?Buy it at Adidas.comJordan XXXIIIPhoto Credit: NikeSneaker tech has come a long way since the days of the Reebok Pump and one of the cooler innovations we saw this year came in the Air Jordan XXXIII. The shoe is lace-free, instead incorporating Nike’s FastFit system. Just give the shoe’s tab a pull and it conforms to fit your foot perfect. Pull another tab and it releases. Tech alone doesn’t make a shoe great though, so it’s a good thing the XXXIII also features one of the best Jordan designs of recent memory. The brand’s flagship sneaker is in a good place with the XXXIII and we’re in no rush to get to the XXXIV with a sneaker this dope on our hands.Buy it at Nike.comJordan XIII Retro South BeachPhoto Credit: Flight Club Sometimes a dope colorway is all it takes. Those first few years of Air Jordans are filled with iconic silhouettes, chunky sci-fi-esque takes on basketball sneakers that are still immortal to this day. The recent Air Jordan VIII in Turbo Green (affectionately referred to as both the South Beach and the Miami Vice) is a classic sneaker in an instant-classic colorway. What more do you need?Buy it at FlightClub.comKyrie 4 KixPhoto Credit: NikeThere’s no basketball player today more game to experiment with weird, wild colorways and collaborations in their signature sneaker line than Kyrie Irving. Nothing epitomizes this more than his Cereal Pack drop earlier this summer. The story behind the collab? Kyrie likes cereal. Simple as that. Respect. Probably even more shocking is that Kix ended up with the dopest sneakers in the whole line. They’re a crisp yellow with blue accents, making for a bright, vibrant sneaker any self-respecting cereal aficionado or sneakerhead can appreciate.Buy it at Footlocker.comNike Air Force 1 Playstation ’18 QSPhoto Credit: NikeThe story behind this one is killer: years ago Nike produced a crazy limited PlayStation edition of the iconic Air Force 1. They only went to a select few contest winners as well as some friends and family of those involved with the making of the shoe. A few more were produced in 2009 but past that, nothing. This year that changed with the wide release of a new Air Force 1/PlayStation collab. It’s a sleek black shoe with classic PlayStation accents, the kind of subtle display of fandom that doesn’t sacrifice a sense of style for big flashy logos or obnoxious colors. No word yet on whether or not it’ll up your God of War skills yet, though.Buy it at Nike.comCaptain Marvel VansPhoto Credit: VansVans’ whole Marvel line from this past summer is full of gems, from cool tees to killer shoes. The standout, however, is the Captain Marvel Sk8-Hi by a country mile. Featuring the iconic color scheme from Jamie McKelvie’s redesign of the character in 2012, it’s the perfect shoe for fans of the character. The shoes are also out in plenty of time for you to cop a pair to wear to the theater for Captain Marvel’s opening night.Buy it at Vans.comKyrie 4 HalloweenPhoto Credit: NikeContinuing the trend of Kyrie 4s being totally unafraid to get a little weird, Nike just recently dropped the Kyrie 4 Halloween colorway just in time for, well, you know. They’re the perfect Halloween sneaker, kind of slyly evoking the Goosebumps logo with drippy green slime dangling from the classic Nike swoosh. Throw in a primary black base and you’ve got a perfect shoe for the spookiest day of the year.Buy it at Nike.comAJ1 Rookie of the YearPhoto Credit: NikeYou can’t talk about the best sneakers of the year without taking a look at what Air Jordan 1s have dropped. Arguably the greatest sneaker of all time and inarguably the most iconic, Jordan Brand always keeps the silhouette in rotation in a myriad of cool colorways. While there are flashier ones that have dropped this year (the Court Purple is especially stellar) we’ve gotta give props to the Rookie of the Year. Designed to commemorate the night Michael Jordan won the titular award, it’s a clean and classic design that goes with any outfit. The attention to detail is also stellar, with a quote from his acceptance speech subtly included on the inside of one of the lace flaps. A shoe with a great story is always awesome and this is among the best.Buy it at Nike.comMore on Geek.com:Best Nerdy Fitness Gear to Rep Your Fandom at the Gym7 Sneakers Your Favorite Superhero Would WearHero Within and Tailoring the Male Nerd You may not realize it but the intersect between nerd culture and streetwear is real, especially when it comes to sneakers. For years now designers at major sneaker hubs like Nike, Adidas, and Puma have drawn influence from comics, manga, action movies, and everything in between to create killer shoes that pay homage to the pop culture properties they love (sometimes in subtler ways than you would realize). And that’s not even getting into the tech innovation that goes into making sneakers these days. Earlier this year Adidas dropped a shoe that utilized a sole 3D printed with oxygen. Those self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future? Those are a reality now.We’re not saying you need to go full-on hypebeast, but with all of the utterly dope shoes coming out these days that draw from properties we love, 2018 has been a great year to expand your general nerd-dom to include sneakers. Here are some of the best releases of the year, from killer pop culture collaborations to innovative tech — and even a couple that are in a category all their own.Reebok DMX Run 10 x PredatorPhoto Credit: ReebokA few years back Reebok dropped a line of shoes inspired by Ridley Scott’s indomitable sci-fi thriller Alien. They were a huge hit so this year, to coincide with the release of The Predator, they swung for the fences again with the DMX Predator. Featuring a weird, futuristic digital camouflage colorway and a number of homages to the film franchise (the spine ornament is a gruesome but excellent touch), they’re a must-have collectible for longtime fans.AdChoices广告Buy it at Reebok.comPuma x PolaroidPhoto Credit: PumaBrand crossover sneakers can sometimes skew a bit on the gaudy side. That’s why Puma’s collaboration with Polaroid proved such a pleasant surprise this year. Rather than clunky silhouettes that draw from the chunky instant cameras that made Polaroid a household name, the collaboration instead features sleek, clean designs that all feature Polaroid’s signature rainbow incorporated in an understated fashion. A collab is at its most successful when you want it even if you don’t have attachment to the property it draws from, and these shoes definitely fit that bill.Buy it at PumaAdidas x Dragon Ball Z Cell Nike x ‘Stranger Things’ Is Back With an Upside Down-Inspire…Here’s a Closer Look at the Nike Kyrie 5 SpongeBob Pack
More information: Bingbing Ni, et al. “Web Image and Video Mining towards Universal and Robust Age Estimator.” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. DOI:10.1109/TMM.2011.2167317 Explore further Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Researcher sees new angles in visual search Citation: Researchers hope to build universal human age estimator (2011, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-universal-human-age.html The top 10 ranked face instances (left) vs. the bottom 10 ranked face instances (right) for the age labels 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80. Image credit: Bingbing Ni, et al. ©2011 IEEE This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The researchers, Bingbing Ni of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore, along with Zheng Song and Shuicheng Yan from the National University of Singapore, have published their study in a recent issue of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. To begin, the researchers developed an automatic web image and video mining scheme, in which they used age-related search queries to collect nearly 400,000 images from popular image search engines such as Flickr and Google Images as well as 10,000 YouTube video clips. The face images were tagged with ages, and were used to develop a novel learning algorithm for training the system. Although the faces in the video clips were not tagged with ages, the researchers could still use them for training, as they provided the same face at different angles and different lighting conditions.Although there have been several other computerized human age estimators, this system has by far the largest database of facial images compared to the others: after poor-quality images and false alarms were removed, the database contained 77,000 images containing 219,000 faces. In addition, unlike some of the previous smaller databases, the images in this database included faces of people from different racial groups, and had different illumination conditions and different qualities. This diversity gave the system a “universal” capability.A demo video on intelligent advertising using the universal human age estimator. Video credit: Bingbing Ni, et al.“The greatest significance is that, using web-based mining, there is no need to manually construct a face image database, which is quite labor-intensive and costly,” Ni told PhysOrg.com. “And the automatically mined web image database possesses the generalization capability, e.g., models trained on this data can be applied to general faces.”For general image qualities, the model could estimate a person’s age to within an average range of ±5 years. In the future, the researchers hope to further improve the system by minimizing errors, particularly for mediocre image qualities.A computer that can estimate a person’s age, regardless of race or image quality, could have a variety of applications, such as for demographic data collection in supermarkets and other public areas, age-specific human-computer interfaces, and human identification based on old ID photos. Another use, as Ni explains, is age-oriented commercial advertisements.“For example, digital signage applications – installed in shopping malls, vending machines, etc., automatically estimate the customers’ ages and recommend corresponding product advertisements,” he said. (PhysOrg.com) — As humans, we have a knack for estimating another person’s age quite accurately just by glancing at their face. Although age estimation may seem relatively simple to us, computers have a much more difficult time performing the task. In one of the latest attempts to build a computer that can accurately estimate a person’s age, researchers have taken a bottom-up approach to the challenge, collecting hundreds of thousands of images and videos from the Internet to train the system. Their goal is to build a universal human age estimator that is applicable to all ethnic groups and various image qualities.
JGWPT to Enter Reverse Mortgage Market Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-09-01 Abby Gregory September 1, 2011 438 Views Private holding company JGWPT, which recently announced the acquisition of “”J.G. Wentworth””:http://www.jgwentworth.com/ and “”Peachtree Financial Solutions””:http://www.peachtreefinancial.com/, has made another advancement, with the launch of its reverse mortgage division. The newly formed reverse mortgage segment will operate as part of the Peachtree group of companies and will be based in Boynton Beach.[IMAGE]Approximately one year ago, JGWPT began a pilot program for reverse mortgages via J.G. Wentworth’s Radnor, Pennsylvania, office, and with the merging of Peachtree and J.G. Wentworth seven weeks ago, the company executed a strategic decision to initiate the reverse mortgage division, noting Peachtree’s specialty product lines already in place.[COLUMN_BREAK]Deciding that reverse mortgages were an operational fit post-acquistion, JGWPT moved forward with the new segment, and the company is planning to add sales staff accordingly.CEO of JGWPT, David Miller, said of the transaction, “”We anticipated that there were going to be new market opportunities under a single holding company and today’s announcement of this new division is tangible evidence of that.””Continuing his comments, Miller stated, “”We decided to reaffirm our commitment to Peachtree’s Boynton Beach presence where it continues to be a significant employer of financial services experts and by establishing the new division there under the management of Peachtree’s COO, Alberto Cairo. This decision means that Peachtree’s four existing divisions will be joined by a fifth.””Adding to Miller’s statements, Cairo weighed in, saying, “”This is a business with excellent potential that we can grow over the coming years in Boynton Beach. ├âÔÇÜ├é┬áWe are moving quickly to capitalize on this opportunity.””Pennsylvania-based J.G. Wentworth’s family of companies and Florida-based Peachtree’s family of companies are heavy buyers of non-liquid financial assets. Operated independently for more than 20 years, the companies have collectively purchased over $9 billion in future payment obligations and other receivables during the past two decades. Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology
Top Stories There’s no way around it — The Arizona Cardinals’ Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks is going to be a good one. One team is working toward regaining their place on the top of the NFC West, a place they’ve grown accustomed to the past few years; the other currently holds that spot and plans on increasing their lead.“I think most [Seahawks] fans are worried,” John Clayton of ESPN told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday. “They realize this is now going to be the difference between are you competing for the division or are you just going to be in the mix for the Wild Card.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “And that’s great because now you have a great game with both teams going in healthy and that’s what you want this late in the season.” But there’s a big difference between fans and the players themselves, as Clayton points out.“The players, they’re fine,” he said. “They’ve been through enough big games, enough pressure games. They pretty much treat every game the same, whether it’s an easy game or in this case, a tough game.”Clayton said he witnessed a loose team in the Seahawks locker room, including a ping pong game between pro-bowler defensive back Richard Sherman and defensive end Bruce Irvin. However, that doesn’t mean they’re expecting a cake walk, according to Clayton.“I think there’s an appreciation on the team for how good the Cardinals are,” he said, “particularly with guys like Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman. Richard is a very good friend of Larry Fitzgerald. I think you can see there’s a genuine respect for Carson Palmer.”The Cardinals have been fairly healthy all season and go into this game with four players limited at practice this week but no one ruled out. The Seahawks are in a similar position, also coming off a bye week.“The bye week has helped both teams. If you look at the injury list, really for Seattle there’s only one guy,” Clayton said referring to Ricardo Lockette. Additionally, he said Seahawks tackle Russell Okung’s toe injury is nothing serious and the Cardinals should see a very fresh team in Seattle. Comments Share Your browser does not support the audio element. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, right, talks with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, after an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Seahawks won 35-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL insider Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires
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