Facebook has 800 million users adding 50 million every two months

first_imgYesterday’s f8 Facebook developer conference unveiled some interesting developments. Facebook’s getting a whole new profile layout called Timeline, and there’s also some pretty cool things happening with media integration. During Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote, the Facebook CEO happened to mention a little tidbit that we’ve been waiting to hear for the past few months.Saturday Night Live’s Andy Sandberg started the f8 keynote by pretending to be  Zuckerberg. He spewed out a lot of false information, for comedy’s sake, but one thing he did say, that is actually true, is that Facebook now has 800 million active users. Though Zuck didn’t actually confirm this during his keynote speech, a Facebook spokesperson did confirm the number with ZDNet. It was only back in June, we reported that Facebook had over 750 million users.As we reported last month, according to Google, Facebook is racking up 1 trillion page views a month. Google’s stats also state that the site actually has 870 million users. With all those page views, it’s safe to say that the site has more than 800 million users. Zuckerberg said that Facebook saw half a billion users log on to the site on Wednesday within 24 hours. That high number may be attributed to the fact that Facebook made a few changes, and users could have logged on just to see what was up.Facebook confirmed 750 million users in July, so if the site is able to get 50 million users every two months, it’s only a matter of time (8 months if that’s a constant) before the 1 billion total is reached.via ZDNetlast_img read more

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Row over Popular Vote between PNP and PDM

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 17, 2017 –  The Elections Office has not yet stepped in to end the row over how the popular vote was officially split in the Turks and Caicos; meanwhile there continues to be contributions by both of the major parties on who the majority of voter support went to despite this having absolutely no bearing on the outcome of a General Election in the Turks and Caicos.National Chairman and PNP Appointed member to the House of Assembly, Royal Robinson in a statement just after the new year pointed out to the General Public and to the PDM Administration that they ought to watch their steps and deliver true change, because most of the voters did not vote for them; Hon Robinson:  “The overall final tally of the votes cast at both the individual district level, as well as that of the All Island District, show that the PDM got 48% of those votes, while those entities that included the PNP, PDA and Independents got 52%.”  Robinson called it a Pyrrhic victory, adding that the way electors voted was not in total repudiation of the PNP.On the opening of the 2017 Legal Year, PDM National Chairman and elected member for Cheshire Hall, Hon Doug Parnell chimed in with comments that say something starkly different.  He spoke to media.   “Not only is Mr. Robinson wrong on his statistics, he is not offering the PNP and his supporters any hope.  What happened is the people overwhelmingly voted for change, and if you look at the numbers in the constituencies, if you add up the constituency votes from ED1 to ED 10, the People’s Democratic Movement secured 51.3 percent I believe of the popular vote, it was a decisive victory.  Where as the PNP, in those constituencies only secured 42 percent,  or a little over 42 percent of the vote.”Magnetic Media has been in touch with the Elections Office on several occasions about this missing information; there has been no clarity offered as yet as a matter of official public record.center_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Survey Clark College students feel wellprepared for future

first_imgAleksi Lepisto This story was written by a staff member of The Independent, Clark College’s campus newspaper, as part of a collaboration with The Columbian called Voices From Clark College. It will be published online today by The Independent at clarkcollegeindependent.com.Clark College students say they feel well-prepared for their future — whether it takes them to another institution or straight into the workforce.That’s according to a survey conducted earlier this month by student journalists at the college’s student newspaper, The Independent.The survey lent perspective for a student panel at The Columbian’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, being held Thursday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. For the first time, the breakfast includes a student panel called “Voices of our Youth.” Students from Washington State University Vancouver, Clark College, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools comprise the panel, which is being moderated by Clark College President Bob Knight.Some 364 students, representing about three percent of the 13,096 full- and part-time students enrolled for the winter term at Clark College, participated in the seven-question survey. Students in history, art, engineering, communications, foreign language and English courses completed the surveys.“We conducted the survey so that there would be a broad range of students,” said Aleksi Lepisto, The Independent’s editor-in-chief. “We thought this was the fair way to do it.”Of the students polled, 242 reported they felt “well-prepared” for their future, whether they plan to transfer to a four-year school or enter the job market. The survey found that 301 students plan to transfer, while 24 said they intend to look for work in Clark County.last_img read more

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Week In Review 514518

first_imgTuesday 5/15Audio Player05-18-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm05-18-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdCity Of Kenai Establishes Permit Options For Dipnet Fishery Vendors,  Local Emergency Service Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In Happy Valley, KCHS Student Recieves Prudential Spirit Of Community Award, Trial For Teen Charged In Grunwald Murder Began In Palmer Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Thursday 5/17Audio Player05-18-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm05-18-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdUPDATE: Pilot In Whittier Area Plane Crash Identified, Anchorage Student Arrested After Alleged Threat, Smoking Ban Provision Allows Communities To “Opt Out”, KPBSD Introduces Bond Proposition For Kachemak Selo School Friday 5/18Audio PlayerJennifer-friday-0518.mp3VmJennifer-friday-0518.mp300:00RPdTwo Candidates File For Chenault’s House Seat, Andeavor Awards KPBSD With $175,000 Grant To Fund STEM Programs, Talks Of Possible BP, ConocoPhillips Asset Swap Dealcenter_img Monday 5/14Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-0518.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-0518.mp300:00RPdAlaska Is About To Have One Less Blockbuster, And It’s Soldotna, 1,700 Pounds Of Trash Removed In Annual Kenai River Spring Cleanup, LNG Project Leader Says “Pipeline Is Still Coming”, Alaska Sued Over Walker’s Bonding Proposal Wednesday 5/16Audio PlayerJennifer-wednesday-0516.mp3VmJennifer-wednesday-0516.mp300:00RPdNikolaevsk Man Arrested For Blocking Wildfire Crew’s Response, Homer City Council To Hold Special Election For New Police Station, AK LNG Releases Gasline Workforce Plan, Murkowski And Sullivan Split On Vote To Reinstate FCC’s Net Neutrality Rulelast_img read more

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SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT Wilmington Seniors Invited To Cruise The Charles On October 3

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Senior Center is hosting a trip in Boston, featuring a Cruise of the Charles River, on Wednesday, October 3.Depart the Wilmington Senior Center at 9am in a Motor Coach for Boston. You will first have a view of the “New Boston” where you will be able to see how the city of Boston has grown, then have a delicious luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory.You will then board the Charles River Cruises where the captain will provide a narrative of the views of Boston from the Charles River perspective.Afterwards you’ll have time to explore the stores at the Cambridge Side Galleria and arrive back at the center by 5:30pm.Registration for this event will begin on Thursday, August 30 at 10am. The cost is $40 for Wilmington residents and $84 for non-residents.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the latest Wilmington Senior Center newsletter.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Senior Center To Hold Trip To Vermont Country Store & Green Mountains On October 8In “Community”Wilmington Senior Center Organizes Granite State Chocolate & Wine Tour On September 18In “Community”SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Game Night On July 25; Fun Day On August 28In “Community”last_img read more

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Trump Administration Moves To Reshape Who Qualifies For Asylum

first_img Share John Moore/Getty ImagesWomen and children arriving from Central America are claiming they’re eligible for asylum because they’ve been the victims of gangs, or domestic violence, in their home countries. But some critics, like former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, say claiming asylum has become a “sort of catchall for truly inventive lawyers.”The Trump administration is taking steps to limit who gets asylum in the United States, and immigration lawyers are warning that thousands of people who fled violence and persecution in their home countries could be turned away.Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using his authority to reshape the law on who qualifies for asylum, and whether they get a hearing in court. Sessions has intervened in two cases that could have big implications for people who come to the U.S. and seek asylum.This comes as the number of applications for asylum has risen sharply in recent years. Sessions has been trying to eliminate what he’s called “rampant fraud and abuse” in those applications, and to cut into a massive backlog of immigration cases.But immigrant rights advocates fear that legitimate asylum-seekers, including victims of domestic violence, could be denied sanctuary here.“They are amongst the most vulnerable people in our society,” said Jeremy McKinney, an immigration lawyer in North Carolina, and secretary of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “To have their rights curtailed so that the system moves faster I think should be considered a moral outrage,” he said.To Attorney General Sessions, the outrage is that immigrants are gumming up the courts with false claims.“The system is being gamed, there’s no doubt about it,” Sessions said in October of last year, in a speech to the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Virginia. Back then, he was asking Congress to tighten asylum rules. Last week, he acted on this own.In one case, the attorney general vacated a precedent-setting ruling that said most asylum seekers have a right to a hearing in front of a judge before their claim could be rejected. In a second case, Sessions is reviewing whether victims of “private crime” should qualify for asylum.These moves come as no surprise to anyone who’s followed Sessions’s positions on immigration and asylum.“We can close loopholes and clarify our asylum laws to ensure that they help those they were intended to help,” Sessions said in his October speech. “As this system becomes overloaded with fake claims, it cannot deal effectively with just claims.”Immigration courts do face a huge backlog — upwards of 600,000 cases, more than triple the number in 2009.One factor driving that growing backlog is constant stream of women and children from Central America. Many of these migrants claim they’re eligible for asylum because they’ve been the victims of gangs, or domestic violence, in their home countries.But some, like former immigration judge Andrew Arthur, are skeptical about this kind of claim.“It’s actually become sort of a catchall for truly inventive lawyers,” said Arthur, who is now a fellow at the Center for Immigration studies, which advocates for lower levels of immigration.Immigration courts work differently than regular courts. They’re part of the Justice Department, so the attorney general has the power to personally overturn decisions by immigration courts.Arthur, the former immigration judge, applauds the recent moves by Sessions. “One, it is going to streamline the system,” Arthur said. “Two, it’s going to cut down on the number of claims that are inevitably going to be found to be invalid.”Immigration lawyers don’t dispute that the number of asylum applications has spiked. But they offer a different explanation.“The crisis we’re managing is not one of fraud,” said Lenni Benson, a professor at New York Law School, “but one of the global situation.” She pointed to a rise in gang-related violence in Central America that’s pushing migrants north in search of safety.Not every crime makes the victim eligible to claim asylum. The victim must have a well-founded fear of persecution based on certain factors like race or religion, or membership in a “particular social group.” They must also come from a place where the government won’t help them. The law around this has been fiercely litigated, says McKinney, the immigration lawyer.“The fear is that this Justice Department will undo all of those gains that were made through decades of litigation,” he said.McKinney and other lawyers are worried that Sessions is ultimately going to overturn a landmark asylum case from 2014 that made it easier for domestic violence survivors to get asylum.People like Aracely Martinez, who fled to the U.S. from Honduras and got asylum with help from the Tahirih Center for Justice, a nonprofit that supports immigrant women fleeing from violence.“My ex’s family wanted to kill me,” she said through a translator. Martinez was pregnant when the father of two of her children killed their kids and shot her in the head before killing himself.She moved to another part of Honduras. But his family found her and threatened to kill her.“I’d like to see women getting help the way I was helped,” Martinez said. “I finally feel safe in this country.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Singletons Death a Stark Reminder of Stroke Signs and Prevention

first_imgBy Dr. Janet SeabrookWhen I first heard that award-winning, Hollywood film producer John Singleton had been placed on life support, I immediately wanted to know: why? After all, I knew he was barely 50, so what could have possibly landed him in such a dire situation? Could it have been a heart attack or a freak accident? No. It was a stroke!Several months back, I wrote an article about men’s health and the importance of making sure that regularly scheduled doctor’s appointments for the men in our lives are a priority. Singleton’s untimely death has me back in that mindset with a specific emphasis on the signs of a stroke and measures that we can take to prevent one.What is a stroke? According to MayoClinic.org, “A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.”It is important to remember that a stroke is a medical emergency that needs to be treated immediately. The sooner care is provided, the greater chance that less damage is done.Dr. Janet SeabrookThe good news is that more information is being circulated about how to identify stroke symptoms via Public Service Announcements, social media, radio/TV programs and community events such as health fairs.One of the most common ways to identify a stroke is using the acronym FAST as recommended by the National Stroke Association:F – FaceIf you think someone may be having a stroke, look at their face to see if one side is drooping.A – ArmsAsk the person to raise their arms. Check to see if one arm drifts downward.S – SpeechCheck to see if the person’s speech is slurred, hard to understand or strange.T – Time to Call 911If you observe any of the above signs, call for help immediately.Finally, let’s cover a few healthy lifestyle tips that can help lessen the potential of becoming a stroke victim:Healthy eating habits – It’s a no-brainer that adding healthier foods to your diet can help with the prevention of a stroke and countless other ailments. Make a conscious decision to eat more fruits and vegetables and consult with your doctor to develop a diet that is customized to your needs.Physical activity – Exercising at least 3 times a week is a great way to reduce the likelihood of a stroke. Take brisk walks or take an exercise class! Any movement is good!Monitor your levels – Keep an eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These numbers have a direct connection to the possibility of having a stroke. Regular doctor visits help you stay on top of your numbers!Reduce your stress levels – High stress situations can have an impact on your blood pressure, so try to avoid stressful situations as much as possible including on the job, at home and other environments where your presence is required.There are also hereditary traits that make some of us more susceptible to stroke than others. This is why it is important to know your family’s medical history and to make sure that your healthcare providers are also aware of any conditions that “run in the family.”Playing an active role in your wellness is one of the best ways to get ahead of or even prevent serious health conditions. Remember, your health matters!Follow Dr. Janet Seabrook on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more information about health and wellness. Visit www.drjanetseabrook.com and sign up to receive regular updates and health information.This article originally appeared in the Chicago Crusader.___The opinions on this page are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the AFRO.Send letters to The Afro-American • 1531 S. Edgewood St. Baltimore, MD 21227 or fax to 1-877-570-9297 or e-mail to editor@afro.comlast_img read more

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Facebook Movie Ads Can Now Include Premiere Reminders Showtime Lookups

first_img Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook Moviegoers often discover a film months before its release, with interest typically peaking when the trailer hits. Now Facebook is letting movie fans tap a button on a movie’s ad — labeled “Interested” — and when the movie hits theaters, they’ll receive a notification that provides a link to the movie detail page on Facebook where they can look up showtimes and purchase tickets.Facebook shared a mock-up of what the movie reminders look like (for a fake movie called “Love, Served”):In addition, for movies currently playing in theaters, Facebook ads can include a “Get Showtimes” button to go right to the movie detail page to find out where and when to see the film (and buy tickets).The social network already provides showtime listings through deals with theater chains including AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas. In the U.S., Facebook provides ticketing through partnerships with NBCUniversal’s Fandango and Atom Tickets. In the U.K., users can purchase tickets through the AMC-owned Odeon Cinemas chain.In partnership with Atom Tickets and AMC, Facebook is currently running a limited-time promo to waive the convenience fees charged by the two partners on movie tickets purchased through the social network.About 58% of moviegoers discover movies online, with 39% of those specifically finding upcoming releases on mobile, according to Facebook-commissioned research conducted by Accenture released in January 2019.Howard said Facebook also is considering extending the reminder feature to TV or streaming-video services — and even more broadly, “any industry where a reminder would be helpful,” she said. Popular on Variety Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagram Related Facebook is extending Hollywood studios’ ad buys on the social platform with the official launch of two new features – movie reminders and showtimes.The new features are available in the U.S. and the U.K., as a standard part of ad campaigns that studios buy for News Feed. Facebook isn’t charging extra for the reminder and showtime features, with ad rates determined based on the targeting parameters marketers set, according to Jen Howard, group director, entertainment, technology and telco for Facebook.“It’s another foray we’re making into helping people connect with the movies they love on Facebook,” Howard said.Facebook has already run smaller-scale tests of the reminders and showtime lookups. For example, last year Universal Pictures used the features for Illumination Entertainment’s “The Grinch” animated film, which premiered Nov. 8, 2018. That drove a “significant increase” in showtime lookups and ticket purchases, according to Doug Neil, Universal’s EVP of digital marketing, although he didn’t quantify the extent of the lift. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Peter Dinklage Figured Out Tyrion Lannisters Game of Thrones Fate

first_img Tyrion Lannister isn’t always on point when it comes to decisions on Game of Thrones. However, Peter Dinklage, the actor who plays the character on the show, correctly guessed what will happen to him in Season 8.When Dinklage received the Game of Thrones Season 8 script, he didn’t immediately skip to the end to see if he lives or dies.  “As the seasons have gone on, we’ve all thought how it’s going to end,” Dinklage told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. “Who’s going to be alive? If you die, how do you die? Ten years we’ve been doing this and it can drive you mad, because [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] don’t tell us and sometimes they change their mind.”“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister pic.twitter.com/2hH6YuD6S8— Peter Dinklage (@Peter_Dinklage) September 25, 2017Dinklage thought about the fate of his character, who is also known as a “peacekeeper” during the later part of the series. After much thought, Dinklage found out what will happen to Tyrion Lannister, and even though he couldn’t disclose details, he was very happy with what Benioff and Weiss did with the Season 8 plot.“I had all these ideas in my head and a version of one of them is how it ends up [for Tyrion Lannister]. David and Dan have a brilliant version of what I had,” Dinklage added. “If I use any adjectives it will give it away. But I love how it ended up. And how it ends up for everybody. They had a beautiful gentle touch with some and a hard touch with others.”“We must fight together now, or die.” – Tyrion pic.twitter.com/3sfuJoiuDK— Peter Dinklage (@Peter_Dinklage) April 6, 2019For Season 8, Tyrion Lannister is arriving at Winterfell with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), as her advisor, and he has to make sure everything runs smoothly between Daenerys Targaryen and the Lady of Winterfell Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), who is also his ex-wife. And, on top of that, there’s the anticipated confrontation with the Night King and his undead army.“He’s definitely a diplomat,” said Dinklage. “How does he maintain his sense of self within that? He’s like a translator with his own strong opinions. How do you stop yourself from voicing that?”He added, “He’s trying to figure out who he really is in this storm of negotiations. And, where we left off is with the biggest threat of all, the [Army of the Dead], for somebody like Tyrion he’s not going to be able to negotiate with them.”Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 14.More on Geek.com:Rotten Tomatoes: Top ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes to Watch Before Season 8‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Responds to Wild Fan Theories‘Reigns: Game of Thrones’ Puts You on the Iron Throne on Nintendo Switch Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future last_img read more

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German unemployment steady at 73 pct in February

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis The jobless rate regularly rises during the winter months when construction work tends to moderate. However, Germany has experienced a relatively mild winter this year.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.3 percent in February, after only 2,000 more people joined the ranks of the jobless during the month.The Federal Labor Agency reported Thursday that a total of 3.138 million people were registered as out of work. That’s 18,000 fewer than a year earlier.Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate also remained at 6.8 percent, in line with economists’ expectations.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   last_img read more

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House passes bill to end bulk collection of US phone records

first_img Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.The 338-to-88 vote set the stage for a Senate showdown just weeks before the Patriot Act provisions authorizing the program are due to expire.If the House bill becomes law, it will represent one of the most significant changes stemming from the unauthorized disclosures of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. But many Senate Republicans don’t like the measure, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a separate version that would keep the program as is. Yet, he also faces opposition from within his party and has said he is open to compromise. President Barack Obama supports the House legislation, known as the USA Freedom Act, which is in line with a proposal he made last March. The House passed a similar bill last year, but it failed in the Senate.Most House members would rather see the Patriot Act provisions expire altogether than re-authorize NSA bulk collection, said Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee. “I think the Senate is ultimately going to pass something like the USA Freedom Act,” he said.The issue, which exploded into public view two years ago, has implications for the 2016 presidential contest, with Republican candidates staking out different positions.The revelation that the NSA had for years been secretly collecting all records of U.S. landline phone calls was among the most controversial disclosures by Snowden, a former NSA systems administrator who in 2013 leaked thousands of secret documents to journalists.The program collects the number called, along with the date, time and duration of call, but not the content or people’s names. It stores the information in an NSA database that a small number of analysts query for matches against the phone numbers of known terrorists abroad, hunting for domestic connections to plots. The House measure also provides for a panel of experts to advocate for privacy and civil liberties before the secret intelligence court that oversees surveillance programs. And it allows the government to continue eavesdropping on foreign terrorists without a warrant for 72 hours after they enter the U.S., giving authorities time to obtain such a warrant.The Senate will have a short window to act before Patriot Act provisions authorizing the phone records program and other counterterrorism-related measures expire June 1. If McConnell’s bill passes to reauthorize the law with no changes, that would be seen as a crushing defeat for surveillance opponents.On Tuesday, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers and FBI Director Jim Comey briefed senators on the program. Afterward, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters the NSA was not collecting all the data it should be. He declined to be specific, saying the briefing was classified, but he appeared to be addressing the fact that the collection does not include most mobile calls in an era when many people have stopped using landlines.“The way it’s being implemented today, I don’t see how it’s … useful at all to the American people,” said Corker, who wants to reauthorize the current law. “And I’m shocked, shocked … by the small amount of data that is even part of the program. It needs to be ramped up.” Top Stories Quick workouts for men Officials acknowledge the program has never foiled a terrorist attack, and some within the NSA had proposed abandoning it even before it leaked — on the grounds that its financial and privacy costs outweighed its counterterrorism benefits.Proponents of keeping the program the way it is argue that the rise of the Islamic State group and its efforts to inspire Westerners to attack in their own countries make it more important than ever for the NSA and FBI to have such phone records at their disposal to map potential terrorist cells when new information surfaces. And they say there is no evidence the program has ever been misused.Under the House measure, the NSA would no longer collect and store the records, but the government still could obtain a court order to obtain data connected to a specific number from the phone companies, which typically store them for 18 months.If the legislation is enacted, “Americans will now rest easy knowing that their calls and other records will not be warehoused by the government, no matter how careful the government is in their procedures to access those files,” said Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat on the intelligence committee. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Patients with chronic pain give advice U.S. officials have confirmed the mobile records gap, saying it stemmed from technical and policy issues that ultimately would have been addressed absent the Snowden leak. Under the House’s USA Freedom Act, they said, the NSA would expand its queries to include mobile records, creating a potentially more effective program. But they have expressed concerns about working out an arrangement with phone providers to standardize the data so the information can quickly be searched.Those officials, not authorized to comment publicly by name, spoke only on condition of anonymity.___Associated Press writer Deb Riechmann contributed to this report.Follow Ken Dilanian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kendilanianapCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The House debates and votes for final passage on NSA Surveillance legislation, known as the USA Freedom Act. The measure seeks to codify President Barack Obama’s proposal to end the NSA’s collection of domestic calling records. It would allow the agency to request certain records held by the telephone companies under a court order in terrorism investigations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

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Solar plane departure from Japan for Hawaii postponed

first_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Borschberg, who is to fly the Japan-Hawaii leg of the round-the-world journey, sat for hours in the cockpit waiting and then got back out.“I trust they took a good decision. We discussed it on the radio. Despite the fact it’s very hard it’s the right way to go,” he said in an interview carried live on the Internet.A live video feed showed the staff in the control center in Monaco engaged in intense discussions over the weather and possible strategies. The plane needed to take off before sunrise because otherwise it would become too hot and windy to either leave or return it to the inflatable mobile hangar at Nagoya’s Komaki airport.Borschberg landed on June 1 while en route from the Chinese city of Nanjing to Honolulu. He was to fly the plane solo during the roughly five-day trip, taking short naps, doing yoga and meditating to endure the lack of sleep.The airplane carries no fuel, so project engineers are using simulations to determine when it is safe to fly. The first Pacific leg is the riskiest because there is no place to land.In the end, the project’s simulation team decided conditions on day four of the journey would likely be too cloudy for the plane’s batteries to recharge safely, Piccard said, expressing sympathy for Borschberg. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “He knows, like us, that it’s better to get out of the plane on the tarmac in Nagoya than on the third day with a parachute overhead,” Piccard said in an interview from Monaco. He is taking turns with Borschberg in flying the plane solo.Borschberg has been waiting for a weather front stretching from Alaska to Taiwan to clear enough for him to resume the 8,175-kilometer (5,079-mile) journey across the western Pacific, the longest leg of the round-the-world journey which began in Abu Dhabi on March 9.On the ground in Nagoya, the plane was slightly damaged when a cover was tousled by the wind, but it has been repaired and ready to go for days.The Solar Impulse 2 is powered by more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings that recharge its batteries, enabling it to fly. But bad weather and nights are challenges because diverting around clouds takes extra energy, and the aircraft is not designed to withstand rain, turbulence and heavy winds.The aircraft travels at about the same speeds as a vehicle. At night, it descends from its maximum altitude of 8,500 meters (27,900 feet) to 3,000 meters (9,850 feet) to minimize power consumption as it draws from its batteries.In the morning, the plane resumes producing power, but it needs to have enough left-over power to ascend to the daytime altitude. The Solar Impulse project is meant to demonstrate the potential of improved energy efficiency and clean power, though solar-powered air travel is not yet commercially practical, given the slow travel time, weather and weight constraints of the aircraft.___Kurtenbach reported from Tokyo.___Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/ekurtenbachCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 5 treatments for adult scoliosis NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — A solar-powered plane carrying no fuel has postponed its departure from central Japan for Hawaii due to worse than expected weather conditions.Swiss pilot and project co-founder Bertrand Piccard said the weather window for the flight early Wednesday had closed. After analyzing conditions, the decision was made to take the plane back to its mobile hangar.“It’s a bad moment. It’s really a bad moment. It was on the edge. We took the decision to go, but not everybody was enthusiastic. We had a conclusion that it’s not worth trying anymore,” said Piccard, who is taking turns flying the plane with his co-pilot Andre Borschberg. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgVivid Sydney 2018Best and brightest concepts invited for Vivid Sydney 2019Vivid Sydney is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from individuals and organisations across the global creative community to participate in the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas in 2019.Following the success of this year’s festival, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall announced EOIs have opened for Vivid Sydney 2019 across the pillars of Vivid Light and Vivid Music, and that Vivid Ideas will open soon.“Vivid Sydney brings together emerging and pioneering global creative innovators and this year attracted 2.25 million attendees from Australia and across the globe, generating more than $172 million for the NSW visitor economy,” Mr Marshall said.“The Festival is a grand platform for out-of-the-box thinkers, artists, musicians, creative professionals, educators and businesses to showcase their talents to local and international audiences and I encourage everyone to submit their Expression of Interest and be part of this exceptional event.”The Vivid Sydney EOI invites submissions across the Festival’s three program pillars – Light, Music and Ideas.Vivid Light transforms the city into a kaleidoscope of colour with awe-inspiring light sculptures and large-scale architectural projections onto iconic landmarks. Artists, designers, creative industry practitioners, equipment suppliers, businesses, and educational institutions are invited to present their ideas, designs, concepts and interest for inclusion in Vivid Light.Vivid Music features an extensive program of performance, multi-genre musical collaborations, and contemporary and experimental music at venues across Sydney , and includes the Vivid X|CELERATE program; a partnership with the City of Sydney which is devoted to celebrating Sydney’s local musical talent by awarding grants and marketing support to venues, artists, and promoters with good ideas. Submissions are being sought from across the industry including music venues, producers, promoters, industry associations and innovators interested in being part of Vivid Music.Vivid Ideas celebrates and champions creativity and innovation; connecting audiences and creative professionals with world-class creators, makers and thinkers, to share cutting-edge insights, market and industry updates, and building tools and skills for the future. Events which ignite a national conversation, bring professional practitioners to Sydney for training and development, and which actively build networks throughout the Asia-Pacific region are sought for Vivid Ideas.Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer and Vivid Sydney Executive Producer Sandra Chipchase said, “Whether you’re an industry innovator, aspiring creator or have a unique concept to share, this is a chance to be part of Australia’s largest event. If you have what it takes to shape, market and present an installation, gig or event with interesting and innovative content, Vivid Sydney wants to hear from you.”To register your EOI, visit https://www.vividsydney.com/eoi2019 and login or sign-up to access the Vivid Light, Music or Ideas EOI toolkits and application forms.Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.Vivid Sydney 2019 will kick off on Friday, 24 May.Source = Destination NSWlast_img read more

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Pro-Thaksin parties say they are further disadvantaged by the new constitution, said, the spokesman said. presented at the American Physiological Societys annual meeting,” he said.In the end,754 more votes than Democrat Danny O’Connor, R-Fla. last week publicly called TPS renewal for the Haitians saying that those "sent home will face dire conditions including lack of housing inadequate health services and low prospects for employment . Failure to renew the TPS designation will weaken Haiti’s economy and impede its ability to recover completely and improve its security" Rubio wrote in the Miami HeraldCritics of the decision said it does not match the reality on the ground in Haiti"It appears ideology won over a practical application of the law" said Kevin Appleby senior director of the New York-based Center for Migration StudiesRocio Saenz executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union which claims thousands of members living here under TPS called the decision "heartbreaking and harmful in every way""Besides the human toll on Haitian TPS recipients and their families it will be costly for their employers ruinous to the up and coming neighborhoods where they often live and destablilizing to their countries of origin" Saenz saidTPS holders who include a relatively small number of Africans in addition to Central Americans and Haitians "have more than 270000 US-born children" she said in a statement "and thousands of grandchildren After all of this time no conceivable purpose is served by upending all of that and ordering them to return to some of the most dangerous and precarious countries on earth"But the senior official one of several who spoke to reporters under the condition of anonymity set by the administration said that "the law is relatively explicit that if the conditions on the ground do not support a TPS designation then the secretary must terminate"Duke had "assessed overall that extraordinary temporary conditions" that justified the designation in the first place "had sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning" the official saidAs the Haitian status was due to expire last spring then-DHS Secretary John Kelly extended it for six months saying that conditions might not warrant further extension Kelly now White House chief of staff visited Haiti shortly after that initial announcement and later joined Vice President Mike Pence for a meeting in Miami with Haitian President Jovenel MoiseDuke in her statement said that she met recently in Washington with Haiti’s foreign minister and the Haitian ambassador to the United States and consulted other US government agencies"In 2017 alone" Duke said "US Citizenship and Immigration Services conducted extensive outreach to the Haitian communities throughout the country" Florida Sen Bill Nelson D hosted a meeting last week with Duke to which all members of the state’s congressional delegation were invitedDays before the Nicaraguan and Honduran decisions were announced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed Duke that the State Department assessed that TPS was no longer necessary for the Central Americans or HaitiansThe senior official who briefed reporters said that the 18-month "wind-down" period for the Haitians was enough time "to allow families with US-born children to make decisions about what to do and make arrangements"Some immigration experts have speculated that many Haitians are likely to seek residency in Canada particularly in French-speaking Quebec to avoid being sent homeAuthors Information: Karen DeYoung is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the Washington PostNigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday re-stated the commitment of his administration to provide shelter for all Nigerians The President spoke through the Vice President Namadi Sambo while commissioning completed 324 Housing Units Elim Estate in Nike Enugu State He stated that the project was an eloquent testimony on the determination of the Federal Government to provide low cost housing for all Nigerians According to Jonathan “Today’s commissioning ceremony is another beautiful and verifiable pointer to the success of housing delivery and verifiable urban development strategies of our administration” He further stated that the past four years had witnessed our painstaking and remarkable achievements in many sectors stressing that “we are beginning to notice significant improvement in housing and urban development arising from the implementation of the many people-oriented projects “We shall not relent in our efforts to provide affordable housing for our people Housing is very important to social and economic development of any society” He expressed delight at the commissioning of the estate which was financed by FMBN using resources of the National Housing Fund (NHF) scheme and developed by NBP Projects Limited According to him “it is remarkable that to enable the scheme cater for affordability issues of individuals the estate offers 1 bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom units among others at affordable prices to low and medium income earners “While commending the developers for prudent use of the resources I wish to say that this commissioning signifies the usefulness of synergy and corporation between government and private sector It underscores the effectiveness of the NHF as a veritable source of long term funding and justifies the need to strengthen the scheme through the recapitalisation of FMBN “Also the Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC) which was launched last year will bridge the cost of residential mortgages stimulate availability of good houses to Nigerians and reducing affordability and gaps to finance” President Jonathan commended the developer COPEN Group for delivering on quality and time Earlier Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State said apart from keying into the Federal Housing Scheme his government was partnering with the private sector to provide quality and affordable houses for its workers While assuring of his readiness to continue partnering with the Federal Ministry of Land Housing and Urban Development in that regards he disclosed that “I have directed the relevant agencies of government to expedite action on the ministry’s request for land to provide a similar estate “Here in Enugu State we have fully developed 6 estates and all of them are occupied We found time to commission the Maryland Estate which contains 384 Units fully developed” The Governor however observed that since it could not meet the housing needs of the people alone it had continued to partner with reputable estate developers noting that “Elim Estate is a clear example of such partnership” He equally described the developer Rev Surveyor Ugochukwu Chime as a rare achiever and called on other contractors and developers to emulate the rare standard he had set The Chairman Senate Committee on Housing Dr Buka Aba Ibrahim in a goodwill message at the event disclosed that the National Social Housing Bill would be passed next week “so that the federal government can mobilize to build houses not just for the rich but for all levels of people in the country” The MD COPEN Group Rev Surveyor Ugochukwu Chime in his address disclosed that the 324 Elim Estate consists of 75 number of 3 bedroom detached bungalow 89 number of 2 bedroom semi-detached block of flats 32 number of 2 bedroom in Terrace and 128 number of 1 bedroom Terrace The Estate according to him equally contains a perimeter fencing and police post tarred access roads dedicated 500 KVA transformer water reticulation indoor sporting facilities and a shopping centre Chime further stated that despite all challenges COPEN Group has commissioned three Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria FMBN funded estates with 405 housing units in Enugu State alone The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says the federal government of Nigeria has paid compensation to all residents affected by the ongoing new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge lines Amaechi disclosed this on Tuesday at Papalanto in Ogun State during his monthly visit and oversight functions to the constructions sites of the project According to him “We refuse to go by train today basically to see the right of way There is only a place after Ijoko where we have issue with the right of way “We have finished negotiations with them and they have finished the compensations to the affected residents “The contractors will start work from the axis and the construction continues” he said Speaking further the minister said the only challenge confronting the contractor the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) now was the Ogun River “We still have problems with gas and cables As for the barracks the Army has given us the barracks where it was affected and work will start at Ebute Metta very soon as a result of the development “As for the Ogun River we are consulting the state government to assist us in the course so as to fast track the project in that axis “We have started battling with time schedule due to these utilities but l’m sure the projects will be delivered in due time” he added According to him the government was monitoring the contractor to fast-tract the project completion for the benefit of the people by the end of the year Prosecutors had argued Hernandez’s prison suicide should have prevented the judge from overturning the conviction following his death which is routinely allowed by Massachusetts state law when the conviction in question has not been fully appealedThe 27-year-old Hernandez hanged himself last month in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd The suicide stunned his family because it came just days after Hernandez been found not guilty of a 2012 double murder"This court cannot know why Hernandez chose to end his life" said Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh who handled the 2015 trial in which a jury found the former tight end guilty of fatally shooting Lloyd in an industrial park near his home in North Attleborough Massachusetts"There being no reason to recognize any exception in this case in the interest of justice the court has no choice" but to vacate Hernandez’s conviction Garsh saidHernandez had a $41 million National Football League contract when he was arrested at his home in June 2013 and charged with murder Prosecution witnesses at his two trials painted a picture of a troubled man with a history of drug use and paranoid tendenciesHernandez’s attorneys in the matter praised the judge’s decision and declined to answer reporters’ questions on whether it would have any influence on civil suits filed against his estate by the families of the men he was accused of murderingProsecutors could appeal the judge’s decisionHernandez was cleared last month of killing two Cape Verdean nationals Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado outside a Boston nightclub in 2012Defense lawyer Jose Baez known for successfully defending Florida mother Casey Anthony in the 2011 trial in which she was charged with murdering her daughter relentlessly hammered the credibility of a key prosecution witness during the double-murder trial suggesting the witness had killed the men and pinned it on Hernandez in exchange for immunityBaez pointed out holes in the prosecution’s case including the absence of forensic evidence tying Hernandez to the shootings No fingerprints or DNA were found on the gun used in the killing or in the vehicle from which he allegedly firedS. He apologized for his remarks.

joint contribution and shared benefits, Any outcome is likely to take several years. and they are still looking for loopholes." Contact us at editors@time. they are yet to give a date to hear it. A woman who stripped off her clothes and danced on top of a big rig held up traffic for two hours in Houston on Monday. The end result, manipulated audio and audio-visual materials,state. said he would delay a vote on the bill until after the July 4 recess That dealt a setback to Republican efforts to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act known as ObamacareMcConnell faced questions about whether he would have enough votes to pass the bill with a slim Republican majority after a Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday predicted the legislation would increase the number of uninsured by 22 million by 2026 The CBO said the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over the next decadeHoeven said in a Monday evening statement the CBO score "indicates that this legislation needs additional work" and that health care reform "will be a process not one bill"After meeting with President Donald Trump and other administration officials with fellow Republican senators at the White House Hoeven elaborated on his position Tuesday in an interview"What I want to see is to make sure that for lower income individuals that they have access to health care and health care coverage either through Medicaid or through a refundable tax credit where they can buy their own policy" he said "The idea is to give people more choice to have competition in the market"Hoeven said the elimination of the individual mandate largely accounts for the 15 million additional people the CBO score predicted would be uninsured next year"It’s not that they don’t have access to coverage it’s just that you’re not forcing them to sign up for coverage" he said "There’s more work to do on this but there’s also more understanding that has to be provided in terms of the CBO score"Republican leadership can only afford two "no" votes from their party in the Senate assuming all Democrats vote against the health care legislation Sen Heidi Heitkamp D-ND.

and they left a lasting monument to the brotherhood we still feel today. For my part,The opening scenes of the new trailer for The Revenant are reminiscent of The Last of the Mohicans, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper reported. The victims told the Times that they continued to suffer from abuse and taunts on social media for reporting the attacks, Xaume Olleros—AFP/Getty Images Riot police use tear gas against protesters after thousands of people blocked a main road at the financial central district in Hong Kong." an 18-year old Ithaca College student named Elizabeth Adams says. including witness intimidation. we want to see that trend continue." said an Iowa Republican consultant who asked not be named because he supports a rival candidate.

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