first_imgzoom Norway-based Link Mobility Group ASA revealed it will develop and integrate custom mobile solutions for Maersk Tankers, part of the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk.Link said it is working on creating a dynamic mobile app framework, which is expected to strengthen the digitalization of internal processes and workflows at Maersk Tankers.The framework is scheduled to be launched during 2017. Moreover, Link is currently developing a mobile app as a front-runner for the framework which is expected to support the Maersk Tankers’ strategy.“We are proud to announce that Maersk Tankers has chosen Link to assist them in their digitization of their business going forward… Maersk is a central player in the shipping business – a sector that is in need of digitalization,” Arild Hustad, CEO of LinkMobility Group ASA, said.Link Mobility Group is a Scandinavian company that develops SMS content and mobile apps.With a fleet of around 100 vessels, Maersk Tankers is involved in transport of refined oil products.last_img read more

first_imgSouthampton: Rohit Sharma is leading India’s charge in the match as he as upped the ante with some glorious boundaries. Earlier, South Africa ended their innings ends at 227/9 in 50 overs. Chris Morris was the pick of the batsmen with 42 while Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada also chipped in respective good innings. For India, Yuzvendra Chahal scalped four while Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalped two wickets each.(With inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img

first_imgPrince Harry visited Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House, this week to learn more about the range of support available within the field of military mental health.Prince Harry visits Help for Heroes’ Hidden Wounds serviceCredit/Copyright: Royal.UKHelp for Heroes Hidden Wounds service provides free and confidential support to Ex-Service Personnel, their families and the families of those still serving, who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, anger or early stage alcohol issues. The service has helped 1,000 beneficiaries to access support since it began.The visit began with an overview of one element of Help for Heroes’ Psychological Wellbeing offering: the Hidden Wounds service at Tedworth House Recovery Centre. Hidden Wounds is a psychological support service helping Veterans and family members. The service allows people to make contact by phone, Skype or online, to speak to an experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), and after an initial assessment, they are given the support which will ultimately enable them to self-manage their issues.This boosts their resilience and confidence that they will be able to lead fulfilling lives after leaving the military. Prince Harry spoke to a PWP to learn what happens when someone gets in touch, and what a difference having this conversation can make.Help for Heroes is a member of Contact, a Charity Partner of Heads Together. Contact is a collaboration of military charities, the NHS, the MoD and top academics working together to make the most effective mental health support easily accessible to the Armed Forces community.The Prince had the opportunity to learn more about the wider programmes available within Tedworth House, designed to promote wellbeing. First, he met some of those involved in a programme to build an Iron Age Round House in the grounds of the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, giving time for reflection, team work and space to be outdoors before visiting the garden, where again beneficiaries can come and work outdoors giving space for quiet reflection, understanding the value of nutrition in wellbeing, and the opportunity to be creative.Commitment levels for participation in both programmes range from a few hours to working towards City and Guilds qualifications. Here, he had the opportunity to speak to beneficiaries about how their involvement with the programme has helped them deal with tough times they have faced.At the end of the visit Prince Harry sat down for a chat with some Help for Heroes beneficiaries, and the people who have supported them through tough times they have faced, to hear how having an open conversation and reaching out for support has made such a difference.Source:Royal.UKlast_img read more

SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy — Hats off, Bogie.The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a plan to appeal more to women and millennials by pushing into high-end fashion, streetwear and even sportswear.The recent troubles of the company, which has been rescued financially by a private equity fund, underline the difficulties facing Italian companies — not only fashion brands — seeking scale to stay competitive and grow in the age of globalization.Entering new markets, targeting new demographics and expanding retail presence all require cash. And even the best-laid business plan can be complicated by a company’s bad baggage, and Borsalino came with plenty of that.The 162-year-old hat maker, arguably Italy’s oldest fashion brand, was founded in the northwestern Italian city of Alessandria by Giuseppe Borsalino, whose family sold control decades ago. By the time the Swiss-Italian private equity firm Haeres Equita was approached about investing in 2015, the company had been mismanaged and bled dry by the previous owner.“What surprised me at the time is that Borsalino was profitable,” said Philippe Camperio, Haeres Equita’s principal. “It was very small. I thought there would be a much bigger company in terms of revenues, given the power of the brand.”The company was making 12 million euros ($13.5 million) in revenues, with profits of between 600,000 euros and 800,000 euros. But it had fallen out of many of the world’s big-name department stores, supplying mostly hat-making shops and not keeping pace with fashion trends.Camperio’s first step was to take over the historic factory and submit a business plan to bankruptcy court. In his first year, 2016, revenues increased 20 per cent and profits doubled.Still, the business plan was rejected more than once as the courts sought better deals for creditors. The last time it was rejected, in December 2017, the judge put Borsalino into bankruptcy, and false reports spread around the world that the maker of the Bogart fedora was no more.“Eventually we settled,” said Camperio. “We have the intention of relaunching this brand.”Haeres Equity, which also owns the Fogal brand of Swiss hosiery, is looking for other investments in Italian fashion, if possible another “sleeping beauty like Borsalino,” Camperio said.In recent months, several fashion companies have turned to outside investors to expand. Versace has been bought by Michael Kors’ Capri Holdings Limited as the cornerstone of a new fashion group, while Missoni, Cavalli and Trussardi all recently did deals with private equity investors to get cash infusions.Camperio expects a few possible targets to be up for sale soon as the owners who founded them in Italy’s postwar boom look to secure the companies’ future. That can include handing the companies over to the family’s next generation or selling them to foreigners, as Versace did.The marketing power for many of these brands is the Made in Italy tag, viewed as a guarantee of quality in the fashion world.Borsalino’s hats are handmade by 80 workers, many of whom have worked at the factory for decades. Giuseppe Borsalino’s original machinery uses hot water and steam to transform rabbit fur into highly prized felt that is then dyed and moulded. A felt fedora can take weeks to finish.To relaunch Borsalino, Camperio has brought in a team of fashion experts, including former Gucci CEO Giacomo Santucci. The expansion plan foresees selling more in the United States and Asia and developing new collections to appeal to younger generations and to women, two key growth markets.Borsalino’s new looks include corduroy baseball caps with the Borsalino logo prominently displayed, or felt travel hats that roll up neatly.The goal is to increase annual production from 150,000 hats to 500,000 in five years — still far from the 2 million Borsalino churned out every year during its postwar heyday, when men regularly wore hats.“Borsalino should be the leader of the hat business,” Santucci said. “The power of the brand is going to stay forever.”Colleen Barry, The Associated Press read more

MEXICO CITY — For the first time, Mexico’s Senate has approved a law requiring written contracts, paid vacation and annual bonuses for domestic workers.The bill has already been approved by the lower house. It opens the way for domestic workers be registered in Mexico’s social security system, which also provides health care.The new law will prohibit hiring domestic workers under 15. It requires defined rest periods of at least nine hours per day, at least 1 1/2 days off per week and an annual bonus.The bill was passed on a 117-0 vote Tuesday and goes to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to be signed into law.It remains unclear how the law will be enforced. Middle class Mexican families hire maids, often from provincial towns, on verbal contracts.The Associated Press read more

Addressing a ceremony in the district’s administrative capital, Same, Deputy Special Representative Shigeru Mochida congratulated the small nation on its achievement, pledging the UN’s increased support, including the mentoring of Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) members, to face remaining challenges.“To the communities of Manufahi, please know that we are all here to work with you for a better future,” Mr. Mochida said.“With your support, we trust that your district will be a safe and prosperous one.”The PNTL was established in March 2000 by the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), which was set up to assist the country during its transition to independence, which it attained in 2002.In the aftermath of the violence that erupted in 2006, a UN police force was established to maintain law and order in the country until the national police could be reorganized and restructured. The UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) was set up to oversee the process.UN Police will maintain their presence in the districts where the PNTL have resumed responsibilities to monitor, advise and support the national police, including in the area of human rights protection.The resumption process is being implemented jointly by the Government and UNMIT on a district-by-district basis following an assessment of the PNTL’s readiness to assume primary policing responsibilities.In addition to the districts that have been handed over since the process began last May in the district of Lautem, the PNTL has assumed responsibility for the administration and management of the Police Training Centre, the Maritime Police Unit and the Police Intelligence Service. 24 September 2010Timor-Leste’s national police force today resumed primary policing responsibilities in Manufahi, the tenth to be handed over from the United Nations since the gradual transfer of security functions began last May. read more

David Tolbert, the deputy registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), said that the lifting follows Mr. Miloševic’s compliance with previous restrictions issued by the court.Mr. Miloševic can now contact by telephone or receive visits from anyone except the media, a spokeswoman for the ICTY said today. Previously he had been restricted to legal counsel, diplomatic or consular representatives and immediate family members only.Mr. Tolbert said that if Mr. Miloševic tries to communicate directly or indirectly with the media, or takes any actions that were “likely to frustrate” the mandate of the ICTY, or violate its detention rules, then the communications restrictions will be reinstated.Mr. Miloševic is on trial facing charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the wars that engulfed Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo during the 1990s.In a separate development, the Tribunal announced today that the United Kingdom has become the 10th Member State of the UN – but the first common law country – to sign an agreement on the enforcement of ICTY sentences.The agreement, which will enter into force in 30 days, means the UK joins Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, France, Spain, Denmark and Germany as countries which may house people who have been convicted of crimes and sentenced to jail terms by the UN court. read more

“These needs are realistic as they affect the lives of all Liberians on a day-to-day basis. In areas where the environment has been severely degraded, this (repatriation) will bring additional pressure to bear on an already strained environment,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Liberia, Moses Okello, said when he inaugurated the centre recently. At the centre, returnees, their communities and students in some schools will be shown how to plant trees in degraded areas and sustain tree plantations and woodlots. They will also be taught fuel conservation methods and how to produce and use “eco-stoves,” which, with combustion chambers and insulation, use about 40 per cent of the energy usually consumed in cooking. Centre workers will also guide partner agencies in incorporating environmental issues in their reintegration programmes, UNHCR said. The agency said it will enlist the help of local leaders, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community development committees in the target areas and set up environmental clubs in 30 schools across the country. “Changing people’s attitudes and behaviour remains a major challenge and this takes time and patience,” Mr. Okello said. UNHCR said it expected to build four more environmental protection centres this year. read more

“Historically, only the violin, flute and piano were considered to be feminine,” McAneney said. The trumpet, trombone and tuba are almost exclusively male preserves, while the harp is the only instrument skewed in the opposite direction. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Colliery bands were male, and it took a long time for women to get involved… Anne McAneney of the London Philharmonic Orchestra is the only female out of 103 trumpet players in the study, which looked at the make-up of the top 20 symphony orchestras as ranked by Gramophone magazine. There is only one female trumpet player in the world’s top 20 orchestras, according to a survey which found that playing musical instruments professionally is split along gender lines. read more

first_imgCLARE BEAT CORK 5-16 to 3-16 in a thrilling All-Ireland final today.There were star performers on both sides, with a number of candidates vying for the man-of-the-match award.RTE’s The Sunday Game will officially announce the winner of the award later this evening, but before then, let us know who you think deserves the accolade? Conor McGrath (302) Stephen McDonnell (132) Poll Results: Shane O’Donnell (1413) Anthony Nash (77)center_img Tony Kelly (137) Sheamus Harnedy (2370) Anthony NashShane O’DonnellSheamus HarnedyTony KellyStephen McDonnellConor McGrathOtherVoteIf other, please let us know in the comments below.LIVE: Cork v Clare, All-Ireland senior hurling final replayHere’s the round-up of today’s key GAA club action Other (286)last_img read more

first_imgEven with the Qwikster debacle and significant price rise, we all know that Netflix remains a very popular service, and one that is quickly becoming a major drain on network bandwidth as more people stream content.Just how much of a drain the service is has been revealed in Sandvine’s The Global Internet Phenomena Report: Fall 2011. Netflix tops the chart in terms of network bandwidth for North America, achieving 32% of peak downstream traffic. After that you have HTTP traffic, YouTube, and then BitTorrent. Those four together make up 64% of the total bandwidth used. That’s not actually too surprising when you consider how data intensive each is as a service.The other statistic that may surprise you is the fact only 45% of Internet traffic now goes to PCs and laptops. The other 55% majority is being pulled down by settop boxes, games consoles, and of course those tablets and smartphones we all keep buying to surf the web and watch Youtube on. Clearly, the priorities for the Internet as a whole are changing and entertainment is fast becoming the dominant form of traffic.Network providers in the UK take note, with Netflix launching there early next year, it’s going to put more than a little extra strain on your infrastructure.Check out the Sandvine infographic below for a visual summary of why your connection might seem a bit slow at peak times. This data also suggests that unless networks have a regular upgrade schedule in place, everyone could end up suffering as the Internet grinds to a halt under the load.via MediaBeatlast_img read more

first_imgQuatre rhinocéros de Java redonnent espoir au WWFAlors que les rhinocéros de Java sont aujourd’hui une espèce extrêmement menacée, les images de quatre rhinocéros en Indonésie, dont deux petits, redonnent espoir au Fonds mondial pour la nature WWF.Les images datent de novembre et décembre 2010 et ont été prises par les caméras du parc indonésien Ujung Kulon. Elles montrent deux femelles rhinocéros de Java accompagnées de deux petits. Une très bonne nouvelle pour le Fonds mondial pour la nature WWF qui a diffusé l’information ce lundi 28 février. Le chef du programme WWF pour l’Ujung Kulon Adhi Hariyadi a expliqué à l’AFP : “C’est une nouvelle formidable parce que jusqu’à présent nous n’avons eu que douze naissance de rhinocéros de Java enregistrées ces dix dernières années. La population dans l’Ujung Kulon est le dernier espoir de survie pour une espèce qui est sur le point de disparaître”. Auparavant, il était possible de trouver des rhinocéros de Java en Indonésie, en Birmanie ou encore en Thaïlande. Le nombre d’individus de l’espèce a progressivement diminué et cela notamment parce que les rhinocéros de Java ont été fortement victimes de la chasse et que la surface de son habitat forestier a diminué. L’animal est également menacé par les croyances populaires qui l’entourent et notamment la force accordée à son unique corne.Le 28 février 2011 à 20:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgUne récolte de miel en hausse pour la première fois depuis des annéesPour la première fois depuis des années, le premier bilan de la saison apicole est positif. Grâce à un printemps très favorable, les récoltes de miel de colza, d’acacia, de lavande et de tournesol sont satisfaisantes, annonce la Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA). “Alors que la floraison du tournesol s’achève, apiculteurs et agriculteurs se réunissent pour un premier état des lieux de l’année : le bilan 2011 est positif” se réjouit dans un communiqué la Fédération nationale des syndicats des exploitants agricoles (FNSEA). Non seulement les récoltes de miel sont en hausse cette année, alors que les abeilles d’Europe et d’Amérique du Nord sont victimes d’une inquiétante surmortalité, mais en plus les relations entre apiculteurs et agriculteurs se sont améliorées, affirme la Fédération.À lire aussiQuand 30 frelons japonais s’en prennent à un essaim de 30.000 abeilles (Vidéo)Ce premier bilan est positif dans toutes les régions de France, assure le communiqué. Grâce à un printemps très chaud et ensoleillé, les floraisons ont été précoces et “les récoltes de miel de colza, acacia, lavande et tournesol sont satisfaisantes”. Apiculteur possédant 1.500 ruches en Vendée, Julien Delaunay évoque “une année de rêve pour un apiculteur : une bonne sortie d’hivernage, une saison intense avec de la production et surtout peu d’accident ou de mortalité”.Des inquiétudes demeurent C’est en octobre 2011 que sera établi le bilan final de la récolte de miel. Et pour la première fois depuis des années, une augmentation de la production nationale est attendue. Elle devrait être de l’ordre de 1 à 3.000 tonnes, précise la FNSEA. Toutefois, le communiqué fait part de la grande inquiétude qui anime encore les apiculteurs malgré ce bilan très encourageant : l’autorisation de l’utilisation du pesticide Cruiser OSR sur le colza. Une décision prise le 3 juin dernier par le ministère de l’Agriculture. L’Union nationale de l’apiculture française (Unaf) avait aux côtés de l’organisation France Nature Environnement (FNE) déposé un recours devant le Conseil d’Etat pour faire annuler cette autorisation. Mais cette requête a été rejetée vendredi dernier, le Conseil se déclarant incompétent. FNE a alors annoncé son intention de déposer un nouveau recours, cette fois devant le tribunal administratif (voir notre article).Le 2 août 2011 à 09:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgSerilingampally: Locals of Alind employees residing in colony roads numbers 8 and 9, Serilingampally, find it unbearable noise and air pollution caused by digging of borewells. The locals allege contractors were new borewells on every alternate day causing a lot of air pollution and sound pollution.Speaking to The Hans India here on Monday, a local resident said, “It’s been hectic everyday for children as they are becoming the prime victims. The dust caused by digging is entering our houses. Are there any guidelines to be followed while digging the borewell to avoid noise and dust. This is the fourth borewell in the last seven days and due to this, we have stopped our children’s from going down to play. We request the authorities to take quick action against this.”last_img read more

first_img How A Cyber Attack Could Shut Down The U.S. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/5:32Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-5:31?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 …center_img Apple’s iOS software prides on offering top-notch security to its users through its walled operating system, whereas Android’s open nature lets malware, adware and trojans slip through apps more often than not. In another breach of security in the Android ecosystem, 33 popular apps have been infected by a trojan.Dr Web, a developer of security apps, discovered the trojan called Android.Click.312.origin in 33 popular apps in the Play Store. What’s worrisome is the fact that millions have downloaded these Android apps and are now at risk. The trojan slyly resides within apps without giving away any hint of its existence, when in fact, it is stealing information from users’ phones.”Android.Click.312.origin is a trojan module that can be embedded in Android applications by developers. It was first found in software distributed on Google Play. So as not to raise suspicion, the module starts working only 8 hours after launching in programs containing it. We also know modifications of this trojan, such as Android.Click.313.origin,” Dr Web explained. Millions who downloaded THESE Android apps are at risk: What should users dokaspersky.comThe security researchers at Dr Web found that the trojan would connect to the command and control server and request information about the mobile device, such as make and model, OS version, user’s country, default system language, user-agent identifier, mobile carrier, internet connection type, display details, time zone and data on the app infected by the trojan. Additionally, researchers found out that the trojan would also monitor what apps users are installing and send those details to the command server.The trojan basically spies on user’s activities and collects data. There’s no indication of the trojan collecting personal data, but that could change anytime, which is why users must be wary of such apps. According to the report, just these 33 apps have been downloaded over 100 million times, which offers access to a massive trove of information. Millions who downloaded THESE Android apps are at risk: What should users doCreative CommonsFor those who’d like to be on the safer side of this, here’s the list of 33 apps infected by Android.Click.313.origin:Ixigo TrainGPS FixWebcamsBombujSocial Studies (a Russian app)1300 Math Formulas Mega PackSikh World – Nitnem & Live Gurbani RadioOK Google Voice Commands (Guide)Ramadan Times: Azan, Prayer Times & QiblaPrayer Times: Azan, Quran, Qibla CompassAl Quran Mp3 – 50 Reciters & Translation AudioFull Quran MP3 – 50+ Audio Translation & LanguagesQibla Compass – Prayer Times, Quran, Kalma, AzanMuslim Prayer Times & Qibla CompassGPS Route FinderWho deleted me?Who unfriended me?Notepad – Text Editor PRONotepad – Text Editor PRO (different APK)Power VPN Free VPN for AndroidVideo to MP3 Converter, RINGTONE Maker, MP3 CutterRemove Unwanted ObjectGPS Speedometer PROGPS SpeedometerPDF ViewerRoute FinderPedometer Step CounterEMI Calculator – Loan & Finance PlannerEnglish Urdu DictionaryCricket Mazza Live Lineai.type keyboard Plus + EmojiQR Code ReaderQR & Barcode ScannerBesides these apps, another security research firm, Trend Micro discovered 85 malicious apps in the Play Store with collective downloads of 8 million. These bad apps flood the user’s phone with ads and users are forced to watch the whole ad before closing it or going back to the app.Google has already removed the apps after being notified by Trend Micro. The list includes apps like Background Eraser, Beautiful House – House Painting Game, Super Selfie Camera, One Stroke Line Puzzle and more. But there’s no word on whether Google is in the process of removing the trojan-infected apps listed above by Dr Web. Stay tuned for updates.last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen 00:00 /01:19center_img Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.As part of Holy Week, a large group of Houston residents got together to participate in one of Good Friday’s ancient traditions.A Way of the Cross procession organized by the University of Saint Thomas and the group Communion and Liberation started at the university’s Chapel of St. Basil with a choir and about a hundred Houstonians singing with an emotional harmony.Houston’s diversity was apparent, with many individuals and families from a variety of countries.Pamela Angeletti, who is originally from Mexico, said taking part in the walk helped her remember what Jesus endured this day.“To me, it’s very important to come here to be with him in a little bit of what he suffered,” noted Angeletti.Matt Briggs, who works in the oil and gas sector, attended with his four children and he looked forward to them getting “a good sense of community and a sense of service” through their participation in the event.The procession covered more than two miles and included prayers and scripture readings.“Walking through the city is to show to the whole city that something has happened 2,000 years ago that has to do with the life of everybody,” commented Italian immigrant Nino Nicotra as he summarized what he felt.Father Christopher Eggleton, a Dominican priest who works at the Holy Rosary Parish, underlined that the message of the event was clear for those who take part in it.“What we realize is that we carry the Cross,” Eggleton told Houston Public Media, “carry the symbol of freedom in Jesus Christ really to help our world be a forgiving world, a peaceful world.”The procession culminated at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston.– / 8 Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Spacey is the subject of numerous investigations | Photo: Flickr/Alexander Kluge Scotland Yard has opened three new investigations of sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey. Previously, Scotland Yard confirmed three other investigations, bringing their total to six. Prosecutors in Los Angeles began looking into a sex crimes case against Spacey in April.These three new allegations date back to 1996. TMZ first reported them, which Variety then confirmed with police.The first man said Spacey assaulted him in 2008 in Lambeth, the second man said he was assaulted in Gloucester in 2013.The third and final man said Spacey assault him in Westminster in 1996.Now, the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command of the Metropolitan Police is looking into each of the cases. They first opened an investigation into Spacey in November.Lambeth is the borough where the Old Vic Theatre is located. Spacey served as artistic director there for 11 years.They conducted their own investigation, resulting in 20 testimonies against Spacey, and apologized for not creating and maintaining a safe environment. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Consequences for actionsSpacey first had to confront the #MeToo movement when Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual assault last October. Rapp said it happened when he was only 14 and Spacey was 26.Since then, several more people have come forward with their own #MeToo stories against Spacey.Most recently, actor Guy Pearce described Spacey as ‘handsy‘ while discussing the filming of LA Confidential in an interview.Spacey faced ramifications for the allegations immediately. He was booted from two big projects: the Netflix series House of Cards and Ridley Scott’s recent film All the Money in the World.Other men outed as sexual harassers and abusers have also faced consequences, some legal, such as Harvey Weinstein.The movement has also sparked foundational change within Hollywood, with the creation of Time’s Up and other diversity efforts.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Project Cornerstone once again reached out to the community when co-ordinator Mr K Bihaspat, under the guidance of evangelist Matthew Lee and Mr and Mrs Lee, touched the lives of students at Lethulwazi Crèche in Driftfontein when the team handed out hot, creamy soup and bread to the 70 students.The same team then visited a crèche in Watersmeet, where 45 lunch packs were distributed to the children within the area, prepared and sponsored by the Royal Hotel. The food parcels were much appreciated by the children and graciously received with a smile.Mr Bihaspat also shared a powerful message with the children entitled ‘Prayer is power’. He emphasised that “when you go through the delays in life, don’t get discouraged. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up! Instead of getting discouraged, be persistent and pray”.The students were also taught that there is always a delay between sowing and reaping. You plant in one season and reap in another. God wants to see if you’re going to keep cultivating, planting and sowing. If He sees consistency in your life, then the harvest will come. God wants you to learn something. Every storm is a school. Every trial is a teacher. Every experience is an education and every difficulty is for your development.Thought for the week: “Accept God’s salvation as your helmet and take the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17)Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

first_imgThe report outlines the strong and continued economic growth experienced in the Middle East, compared with the G8 countries.Major investments are planned in the region, specifically within travel industry, including USD86 billion toward airports.These investments in the travel, aviation and hospitality sectors will enable the Middle East to diversify its economy with plans to expand international, intra-region and domestic tourism, according to the report.Antoine Medawar vice president Middle East Amadeus is confident the region is poised to achieve international recognition.“The Middle East already connects more major global destinations via a single flight than any other hub.“The aim of becoming the world’s dominant travel hub by 2025 is within reach, but obstacles remain, the chief one being complacency,” Mr Medawar said. In a report released by Amadeus the Middle East is on track to become the most prolific and dominant international travel hub.The Middle East’s geographic positioning makes it a central port of call, especially for emerging economies such as China, Latin America, Africa and India. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

first_img Mortgage industry veteran, Tony Meola has joined the Board of Directors of Veptas Holdings Inc., the parent company of Veptas Technology Solutions Inc., and AI Curio Inc. Meola is a  nationally recognized executive leader of numerous residential mortgage operations including those at Bank of America, PNC, and Morgan Stanley. As a director on the Board, Meola will additionally focus on developing strategic relationships for the company’s technologies and services, Veptas said in a statement.“We are very pleased to have an individual of Tony’s caliber and experience join our Board,” stated John Iatesta, CEO, Veptas. “Tony is uniquely qualified to assist Veptas in rolling out our technologies to the residential mortgage industry and reading the pulse of the marketplace.”Veptas’ services include a fully automated self-serve platform that uses Artificial Intelligence, Complexity Scoring,  Automated Process Management, Assignment Logic, Appraiser and Appraisal Report Card Scoring, Rules-based Quantitative and Qualitative reviews within a three-factor QC/QA process and a third party accountancy to smooth the process flow in appraisals.“I am very excited to join the Veptas Team,” Meola said. “The technologies that have been developed at both of the operating entities are world class. The efficiency in terms of both time savings and quality control of the appraisal process, combined with the scalability to support the largest national lenders really positions the Veptas Appraisal Portal ideally to revolutionize this space in the industry.”The company’s process automation technology allows the platform to be Dodd-Frank compliant and its partners pay on average 30 percent higher fees to their appraisers within a competitive AMC cost structure resulting in significantly reduced turn times and delivery of higher quality appraisals.“The AI-Curio technology is an innovative and unique AI platform that features a data normalization tool that will enable reliable and accurate data validation – something that historically has been a significant issue in dealing with portfolio acquisitions and legacy data for financial institutions.  Finally, let me say that the portfolio surveillance capabilities of the AI platform integrated with both the credit and collateral attributes brings a powerful offering to the market unlike any other. I am looking forward to this journey with the Veptas Team,” Meola said. Industry Veteran Joins Veptas Board November 19, 2018 644 Views Appraisal artificial intelligence Bank of America John Iatesta Morgan Stanley PNC technology Tony Meola Tools Veptas 2018-11-19 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Share in Headlines, News, Technologylast_img read more