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first_imgThere’s no word yet on when it will start shooting or who will star in the series.But Nicole Matiation, executive director director of the industry association On Screen Manitoba, said the production — co-produced with Fox 21 Television Studios — is a serious coup for the province and will result in hundreds of skilled jobs.“We know that they’re going to be shooting in multiple locations. They’re in a variety of different spaces in Winnipeg, building sets, because it is a very large series and there will be a number of sets built,” she said.“This is going to be a big production.”According to a description of the Tales from the Loop narrative art book, the story is a “journey through various country and city landscapes — from small towns in Sweden and the deserts of Nevada to the bitter chill of Siberia — where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, and machinery large and small, while dinosaurs and other creatures wander … roads and fields.”Stalenhag’s paintings and stories take place in an alternate version of Sweden in the ’80s and ’90s and involve the development of the Loop, a large particle accelerator, and its side effects.Matiation believes Manitoba was chosen because the province’s tax credit for film and video productions is now permanent and producers can count on it year after year.The province has also recently been the shooting location for TV series like CBC’s Burden of Truth and NBC’s Channel Zero.Amazon Studios has produced acclaimed TV series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maiseland The Man in the High Castle. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The science fiction drama is based on the work of Swedish painter Simon Stalenhag, who blends elements of futuristic science-fiction with images of rural life. (Amazon Studios) A multimillion-dollar Amazon TV series, Tales from the Loop, is coming to Manitoba.The drama is spawned from the work of Swedish artist Simon Stalenhag, who blends elements of futuristic science-fiction with images of rural life.It is a very large series and there will be a number of sets built.– Nicole Matiation, On Screen ManitobaAccording to Variety, the series is to be executive produced by Nathaniel Halpern, who is the writer behind the FX superhero fantasy TV series Legion. Twitterlast_img read more

UN launches webbased guide to help combat all forms of malnutrition

10 August 2011The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a web-based tool that gives governments and health-care providers access to clear guidance on how to scale up life-saving nutrition interventions to combat all forms of malnutrition. The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA), launched at the beginning of a three-day Asian regional meeting on nutrition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is designed to help governments overcome one of the major challenges in fighting malnutrition – the vast, and often conflicting, array of evidence and advice that exists on effective, preventive and therapeutic nutrition interventions.The online eLENA project will prioritize and present the latest advice on tackling the three main forms of malnutrition – undernutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and overweight and obesity.“Several billion people are affected by one or more types of malnutrition,” said Ala Alwan, the WHO Assistant Director-General of Non Communicable Diseases and Mental Health.“Countries need access to the science and evidence-informed guidance to reduce the needless death and suffering associated with malnutrition. eLENA can greatly improve how countries cope with the terrible health threats posed by malnutrition,” he said.The material in the e-library describes the effective health interventions needed to tackle malnutrition. Such measures include the appropriate treatment of severe acute malnutrition; promoting breastfeeding; and fortifying staple foods with vitamins and minerals such as iron and folic acid for wheat and maize flours.It also recommends using multiple micronutrient powders to fortify foods for children aged between six and 23 months. To prevent anaemia, daily iron and folic supplements are advised for pregnant women, and intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation is recommended for menstruating women and pre-school and school-age children.“To create eLENA, we have sifted through thousands of pages of scientific evidence and advice to prioritize, justify and better present the kinds of nutrition actions needed to prevent people succumbing to the many forms of malnutrition,” said Francesco Branca, the WHO Director of Nutrition for Health and Development.The tool is an important component of WHO’s global drive to help countries prevent and control malnutrition. The agency is a major promoter of the “Scaling up Nutrition” movement, which involves multiple UN agencies and other key entities in the nutrition field.The movement strives to help countries tackle malnutrition and ensure that the response includes the agriculture, health, social protection and the food security sectors.The various forms of malnutrition include being underweight, the leading risk factor for many diseases in low-income countries and which represents about 6 per cent of the global disease burden. Childhood underweight, micronutrient deficiencies and poor breastfeeding combined cause 7 per cent of deaths – 3.9 million fatalities – and 10 per cent of the global disease burden.Micronutrient deficiencies include iodine deficiency – which is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable – cause of brain damage, while anaemia, which affects 1.6 billion people, is mostly due to iron deficiency. It increases the risk of low-birth-weight and pregnancy anaemia, associated with 18 per cent of maternal deaths.Vitamin A deficiency affects 190 million pre-school children across the world, while zinc deficiency, which can affect the immune system, kills 430,000 children annually.An estimated 1.5 billion adults over age 20 are overweight or obese. Global estimates suggest that more than 40 million children under the age of five are already overweight or obese. read more

UN urges faster isolation of sick in Angola to control deadly Marburg

With 231 cases already reported in just a few weeks, 210 of them fatal, the World Health Organization (WHO) said this would not happen until the public in the southern African country understands the disease, a relative of the equally deadly but better-known Ebola, and the high risks associated with treating patients in homes.Early diagnosis, isolation and tracing of all contacts are the only way to break the transmission chain of the disease, for which there is no vaccine or treatment, and the agency has repeatedly warned of the danger of families’ tending the sick at home since close proximity, including exposure to bodily fluids, is a main source of infection.Available data indicate that casual contact plays no role in the spread of Marburg, which begins with severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and chest and lung pains, and progresses to severe haemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs.Transmission requires extremely close contact, involving exposure to the blood and other bodily fluids of a patient most likely showing visible signs of illness. Health care and burial workers are particularly vulnerable without adequate protective gear. The disease can also be transmitted by exposure to items, including bedding and clothing, recently contaminated by a patient.Although surveillance to detect cases has improved, it remains patchy. In Uige province, epicentre of the outbreak where daily mobile teams are active, surveillance continues to be largely concentrated on the investigation of deaths and collection of bodies. The security of teams remains a concern. More vehicles are needed and WHO is making the necessary arrangements on an urgent basis.Last week fearful residents attacked and damaged vehicles, seeing hospitalization with no cure as a death sentence. Infection control needs to improve in heath care settings, and WHO is continuing to supply effective personal protective equipment, for national and international staff.WHO does not recommend restrictions on travel within Angola, but advises some precautions. Travellers to Angola should be aware of the outbreak and the need to avoid close contact with ill persons. Travellers leaving Angola should be advised to seek medical attention should any illness with fever develop within 10 days of departure. read more

Yemen UN relief official alarmed as renewed clashes displace thousands in countrys

“I am deeply worried about the safety and welfare of civilians caught up in the conflict,” Johannes Van Der Klaauw said in a statement issued yesterday in the capital, Sana’a.“All parties to the conflict have a responsibility to make sure that civilians are spared from the fighting and that those who are affected by conflict are able to move to more secure areas.”There are reports of more than 200 civilians, including women and children, having been killed, and thousands of people are reportedly trapped inside the conflict zone in Amran City, unable to flee the fighting, according to the statement. The latest escalation follows a ceasefire that came into force in Amran Governorate on 4 June after several days of heavy fighting between Government forces and Al Houthi militants in areas surrounding Amran City. Mr. Van Der Klaauw said that reports of the seizure of humanitarian assets and the targeting of civilian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals, are “very upsetting,” adding that there is no excuse for direct attacks on civilian infrastructure or on humanitarian assets.Humanitarian partners are providing life-saving services, including food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency healthcare in accessible areas, he stated. However, humanitarian access is constrained by ongoing fighting, roadblocks and other restrictions.“I call on all parties to facilitate aid agencies’ access to civilians, and to protect and respect humanitarian activities, workers, and property at all times to ensure that aid can reach vulnerable people who are in desperate need of assistance.”The Humanitarian Coordinator said he is seeking dialogue with the parties to the conflict to ensure rapid and unimpeded humanitarian access to people in need.He also fully supported the statement made by the Secretary General’s Special Advisor to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, urging the parties to observe the ceasefire, find a peaceful resolution to their grievances, and allow delivery of assistance to all populations in need. Nearly 15 million people in Yemen – over half the population – are in need of some form of humanitarian aid this year. The UN and its partners have launched a $592 million response plan that remains woefully underfunded. read more

UKs most senior Catholic more concerned with churchs reputation than child sex

It added that it will review the IICSA findings and that the Archdiocese has already made changes to its practices and processes “to ensure an open and compassionate approach to victims and survivors”.Cardinal Nichols said following the report: “I thank IICSA for their review of the past and in my witness statements address all the points contained in the report. I look forward to the next phase which I trust will help us in our present and future tasks.” In 2003 a BBC documentary team tracked him down to a caravan park in California and confronted him. At the time, Cardinal Nichols, who was then Archbishop of Birmingham, issued a press release complaining about the programme and accusing the broadcaster of anti-Catholic bias, having “negative slant” and objected to the way the programme makers had approached and “harrassed” priests within the Archdiocese.In his evidence to the inquiry, Cardinal Nichols accepted that he did not, at the time, “acknowledge sufficiently” the fact that the broadcast gave “a platform to the voices of those who had been abused” and said that he would now not issue a similar press release.The other two priests were the “charismatic” Samuel Penney, who in 1993 pleaded guilty to 10 offences against young boys and girls whom he groomed from families who worshipped in his parishes, and an anonymous priest known as RC-F167.There is currently a legal restriction in place banning the media from identifying him as he has never been prosecuted.The Archdiocese of Birmingham released a statement saying: “We accept that we have failed victims and survivors of abuse and again apologise for the grievous failings we have made in the past. Apologies are just words though, if not backed up by action.” Following publication of the report Professor Alexis Jay, chair of the inquiry, said: “I am truly shocked by the scale of child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The number of perpetrators and abused children is likely to be far higher than the figures suggest.”Victims and survivors’ allegations were mostly ignored for years, while perpetrators avoided prosecution. It is clear that the church could have stopped children being abused if it had not been so determined to protect its own reputation. We hope this report will help ensure that never happens again.”The report also highlighted a row in which the Archdiocese refused to disclose the name of an alleged perpetrator to COPCA (Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults).It concluded that at the time there was “mistrust and a poor working relationship” between the two parties and referenced a “prolonged argument” regarding the identify of an anonymous priest, known as RC-F167.The report found that this was “a dispute that Archbishop Nichols should have intervened to resolve”.However survivors said that the most concerning aspect of the report was the finding that the Archdiocese is “still falling short in its child safeguarding arrangements” despite recommendations from major reform reports in the 2001 Nolan Report and the 2007 Cumberlege Report. The most senior Catholic in the UK stands accused of being more concerned with protecting the Church’s reputation than historic victims of child sex abuse in a government inquiry report.An official report published yesterday concluded that children could have been saved in the Archdiocese of Birmingham had the Catholic Church not “repeatedly failed” to alert police to allegations.Since the mid 1930s, there have been more than 130 allegations of child sexual abuse made against 78 people associated with the Archdiocese. At least 13 of them have been convicted in criminal courts and three others have been cautioned.However the true scale of offending is likely to be “far higher”, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded. It said that “in some cases, the lack of action by the church meant that the abuser was free to continue to commit acts of child sexual abuse”.In his former role as Archbishop of Birmingham between 2000 and 2009, Cardinal Vincent Nichols claimed that a documentary – about the confrontation of a “serial child abuser” priest after he fled to the US – was “insensitive”.However the report criticised Cardinal Nichols, 73, who now sits as the Archbishop of Westminster, for failing to prioritise the welfare of children over the reputation of the church during his tenure. After avoiding prosecution for 25 years, he was eventually extradited from the US after being helped to flee there in 1985. He had continued to receive financial support from the church for seven years. Problems such as record-keeping “do not seem to have been addressed to date”, the authors concluded.Peter Saunders, founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) said: “They have to get their act together. Children are inherently unsafe in that place. That’s the thing that strikes terror into my heart.”This is 2019 – I was abused 50 years ago and children are still in danger today. That can’t be allowed.”The investigation into the Archdiocese of Birmingham examined its response to child sexual abuse in the cases of four priests.These included: John Tolkein, the son of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author, JRR Tolkein, who was first accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1957 but no action was ever taken to ascertain whether other children may be at risk. Instead, Tolkein was sent for “treatment” and died before ever being convicted of an offence.Another former priest referenced in the report was James Robinson, a motorbike-riding “role-model” to his victims who is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence. It found that his reaction to the 2003 BBC documentary “led many to think that the Church was still more concerned with protecting itself than the protection of children” and concluded that his response to the screening was “misplaced and missed the point”. 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. read more

Burger Kings Twitter page is hacked gains 30k new followers

first_imgTHE OFFICIAL TWITTER account for Burger King was taken over by hackers earlier today – who managed to gain over 30,000 new followers before their antics got the account suspended.The users behind the account rebranded it with a McDonalds avatar and background, changing the bio to read: “Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped =[“.About 50 tweets were posted by the hackers, who may have been able to maintain control of the page because today is a national holiday – President’s Day – in the United States, meaning most corporate buildings are closed.Having been taken over at about 5pm Irish time, it was not until 6:15pm that the account was suspended – but the event will reap some long-term benefit for BK’s online presence, given that its number of followers swelled from just under 75,000 to just under 110,000 before the plug was pulled.Read: Twitter attacked by ‘sophisticated’ hackerslast_img read more

Countys splash pads safe way to enjoy the water

first_imgHanging out at a swim beach can be a great way to spend a warm summer day, but officials at Clark County Public Health are warning swimmers against jumping in without looking first.Vancouver Lake, Battle Ground Lake and Klineline Pond are the only swim beaches that the county routinely monitors, and Vancouver Lake is already closed due to toxic algae.Brian Schlottmann, program manager for environmental public health, said that families looking for a place to enjoy the water should consider splash pads. All fountains in Vancouver city parks use chlorinated sanitized water.Schlottmann said although the county doesn’t monitor all swimming areas for toxins, it does respond to reports of troubled water. So far this year, there have not been any such calls.He said water that has what looks like brown, red or green paint on the surface, or water that does not look clean, may contain toxins — or it could be natural plant growth.last_img read more

EPA to Hold Listening Sessions at Two Defense Communities

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Environmental Protection Agency will hold public meetings in Horsham, Pa., and Fountain, Colo., as part of its effort to craft a management plan for responding to the widespread contamination of drinking water supplies by PFOA and PFOS, the agency announced last week. The meeting in Horsham is scheduled for July 25; the meeting in Fountain has not yet been scheduled.At the initial listening and working sessions held last month in Exeter, N.H., EPA officials said they believe agency leadership is determined to act. “I feel cautiously optimistic,” community leader Andrea Amico told the Bucks County Courier Times. “We told them, ‘We want you to make decisions based on the best interests of public health, and not to allow the interests of industry and [military] to impact your decisions,’” Amico said. Officials, however, provided few details on what actions they would take next.Photo courtesy of EPAlast_img read more

India rules out mediation between Myanmar Bangladesh

first_imgNaikhangchhari Rohingya camp. Photo: Sabina YasminRussian government-controlled news agency Sputnik has said the Indian government has denied reports that it is interested in mediating between Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the Rohingya crisis.“India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the government has no plans to act as a mediator between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis,” said the report published on Friday.Read more: India asks Myanmar to take action against Rohingyas accused of killing Hindus“India has categorically said that the government will only provide humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to deal with the heavy influx of Rohingyas who have been entering the country after fleeing persecution in Myanmar,” added the report.”We are focusing on the humanitarian assistance under ‘Operation Insaniyat’ and we have sent out three sorties of relief material. Thousands of family packets have been delivered, these items consist of materials to be used by the families who have been displaced and who are in Bangladesh,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar was quoted by the Russian news agency.”The two countries are in close touch, they are coordinating the situation which is developing out of the arrival of the displaced persons in the country. We are committed to assist Bangladesh and are extending our full support in handling this issue,” said the foreign ministry spokesperson.Earlier, Bangladesh had asked India to use its influence to put pressure on Myanmar to end violence in Rakhine state.The sudden influx of around half a million Rohingyas in Bangladesh has put enormous strain on the government. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has appealed to the international community for help.In another report, the Russian news agency also said India is reluctant to send its diplomats to tour Myanmar’s volatile region.“Indian foreign office says independent media-persons could visit Rakhine state but the participation of diplomats has not been discussed yet,” said the report.“India’s Ministry of External Affairs has declined to confirm the participation of Indian officials in the international ‘Diplomatic Core Team’ that is to visit Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state next week,” it added.The team comprises diplomats from various countries invited by the Myanmar government to have a sense of the ground situation in Rakhine state where the government forces and the Rohingya community, the majority of which are Muslims, are engaged in a bloody armed conflict, according to the report.last_img read more

Watch These Movies Before Good Boys

first_imgSuperbadSuperbad may be about awkward horny nerdy high school seniors instead of ignorant twelve-year-olds, but both films are part of the modern raunchy coming of age tradition. Superbad was also written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who are producing Good Boys. You’re gonna McLove it.BooksmartBooksmart is this year’s other heir to Superbad. It just flips the script by starring dorky high school girls instead of boys. Jonah Hill’s literal real-life sister plays the role Jonah Hill might have played. But by all accounts this cast, along with first-time director Olivia Wilde, did a great job bringing this underlooked perspective to the screen.Revenge of the NerdsSex comedies always have a tricky time aging well because they’re wedded to the social standards of their time, social standards that thankfully improve as society gets more progressive. So rewatching bits of Revenge of the Nerds may be… tough, especially in today’s climate of fake nerd victimhood. But it is a part of the canon.RoomPart of what’s wild about Good Boys is the chance to see child star Jacob Tremblay act his age for once. Yeah it’s R-rated but at least it’s a movie about kids being kids. Compared that to his breakthrough role in Room, a movie about him and his mother being trapped in a room for the first five years of his life before he gets to see the outside world. It’s really good, but a real bummer.It: Chapter OneStephen King gets a lot of credit for the brutal surreal horror of his novels and their various adaptations, but he’s also great at just showing kids being kids. Children experience fear on a different level than adults, their discovery of bad things in the adult world and the resultant loss of innocence is a different type of terror. This all comes together in It: Chapter One, a movie about how trauma complicates childhood nostalgia and how clowns in the sewer are waiting to eat you.DeadpoolDeadpool is the ultimate little boy movie, even though it’s rated R, especially because it’s rated R. Wade Wilson is a perpetually juvenile walking cartoon who swears and has sex and makes poop jokes and cuts up all the bad guys. It’s the perfect movie to sneak into while no one is looking. In the sequel they even gave him a troubled little mutant boy to nurture, which is just sweet.Mid90sMid90s, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, is a certainly more dramatic look at boyhood than the pure romp of Good Boys. But they share similar vibes of kids trying their hardest to grow up too fast. It just feels more tragic here because of how much tougher Hill’s world is. Come for the kid from God of War, stay for the 90s LA skaters. For good or for ill, the current dominance of nerd nostalgia blockbusters has a lot of adults acting like children. So as the summer winds down maybe mix it up and see a movie about children trying their hardest to act like adults. Good Boys might as well be about three boys who stand on each other in a trenchcoat to go sneak into an R-rated movie, an R-rated movie like Good Boys. But if you’re already old enough to kiss girls, here’s how to get back in that edge of puberty mindset.Watch these movies before Good Boys. Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Pokemon Go players cheat with drone

first_img Every Pokemon’s dream is to find a trainer that let’s them get lit AF. What does the “Go” in Pokemon Go stand for? “Go” outside – but some players refuse to accept this new way of life, struggling with the idea of social interaction and the excruciating thought of physical exertion. One group of trainers, however, have gamed the system to serve their lazy needs, but are you still the very best if you use technical prowess for evil? This Pokemon Go hack proves that drone strikes have finally gone too far.Rivaling Team Rocket as far as zany plans go, these trainers combined a remotely-controlled smartphone with a drone to capture Pokemon from the comfort of their rooftop, muttering their distorted, evil mantra, “gotta catch ’em all,” under their breaths before they begin. What we witness next is reprehensible, an onslaught of Pokemon capturing from their rooftop lair. Poor, innocent Pokemon being torn from their simple, wild lives to call these horrible trainers “master.” Twisted laughter erupts as the countless exploits of their drone idea bear fruit. They’ve done it, they’ve won, but at what cost?While we have yet to receive comment from any major US intelligence agency, and we know for a fact the military is playing the game, it’s safe to assume these men are now on a list. We can only pray that justice is served quickly and with no quarter. Perhaps if we cut off this head, the Team Rocket hydra will finally come out of hiding and Giovanni will finally show his face. For the sake of the righteous trainers using Pokemon Go to fulfill their drams, we hope so. Photo Credit: NobodyEpic on Twitter<><>last_img read more

How to Rename Bluetooth Devices in Windows 10

first_imgClick About. Credit: MicrosoftMacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 How to Configure Microsoft Word’s Spell Check and AutocorrectHow to Import Gmail Contacts to Windows 10How to Add Your Own Soundtrack to a Video in Windows 10 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement It’s not well-known, but you can rename Bluetooth devices much like you’d rename your home WiFi network. Acting much like an SSID, the Bluetooth device name appears in a list of available options any time you are attempting to pair two devices. But what most don’t realize is that your Cannon DSLR doesn’t always have to be Canon_EOSxyz123, it can be something more recognizable like, “Canon DSLR” or “backup Android device.”Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows icon at the bottom left of the Desktop. Click Restart now. Enter a new name in the Rename your PC dialog box. Click Rename this PC, under Device specifications. Choose Settings from the list of options. Just click the gear icon to open the settings menu.  Select System under Windows Settings. last_img read more

Lenovo Just Unveiled Worlds First Foldable PC and I Tried It

first_img Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Designed for road warriors and business executives, as well as “tech enthusiasts,” Lenovo’s new foldable is designed to be a primary PC that can replace your laptop. It features a 13.3-inch OLED screen with 2K resolution. When folded in half, you get two 9.6-inch displays.With its torque hinge, Lenovo’s foldable PC can be used in various modes, whether you want to use it as a book, tablet with pen, video player or laptop in clamshell mode. You can also set up the stand and use the foldable PC in desktop mode with an external mechanical keyboard.AdvertisementOne of the coolest things about seeing this next-generation ThinkPad X1 in person is that there’s almost no visible crease in the center of the screen, so there’s nothing to distract you from your work or immersive content. Lenovo says that it worked with LG Display on the screen and that the overall product has been in development for three years.If you’re worried about durability — and we would too given the Galaxy Fold’s issues — Lenovo says that it doubled the hinge cycles that it tests for laptops on this foldable PC. In addition, this device will meet the same overall testing standards as other ThinkPads.MORE: Which ThinkPad Laptop is Right For You?Because it is still very early, Lenovo isn’t saying what specific operating system this will run (saying only Windows) nor which processor (only Intel). Lenovo is also being vague about battery life, claiming that its foldable PC will have an “all-day battery.”We do know some other details, though. The ThinkPad X1 foldable PC prototype has two USB C ports, an IR camera (presumably for Windows Hello) and stereo speakers.It’s way too soon to say whether Lenovo’s first foldable PC will succeed. Even if it has the durability the Galaxy Fold lacks, we don’t know anything about the price or the speed of this system. But I am impressed by the versatility of its design and can see it making a splash at least with early adopters. Credit: Laptop Mag Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief on Intel says that it will be at least two years before laptops with foldable screens take off, but someone forgot to tell that to Lenovo, which just unveiled a prototype for a new foldable ThinkPad running Windows that will go on sale in 2020.The best part? This foldable PC, which will be part of the ThinkPad X1 family, already seems to sidestep at least one of the Galaxy Fold’s design problems. Lenovo Foldable PC ThinkPad X1 Hands-on: The Future of Computing?Lenovo’s new foldable PC features a 13-inch foldable OLED screen you can use in multiple modes, a pen and no crease.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0002:1102:11Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoInspiratoThese 4 Rarely Visited Islands Are GorgeousInspiratoUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Caxton announces the launch of Shop into their Local News Network

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Caxton proudly announces a new addition to their Local News Network, namely Shop, an exciting new portal exposing the latest products on the market, both locally and internationally.In partnership with Toshop, Caxton will be bringing you the latest products from around the globe. Shop empowers consumers as well as small to medium enterprises to buy and sell goods online in a safe, reliable and fast manner. “We at Toshop are excited at the power of the platform and the opportunity that this will generate in the communities and households that Caxton speaks directly to each and every week. Shop’s international and local platform will empower sole traders, all the way up to multinational brands, to list their products into a dynamic market place, on a broad spectrum basis, at a click of a button. We look forward to sourcing unique and interesting products and assisting local communities in growing their businesses into this wide, wonderful web.” says Calum McCracken, CEO of Toshop.This new generation market place offers the flexibility for suppliers to list their own products, while the Shop team handles the ordering, customs clearance, and shipping of all products.Shop boasts numerous exciting categories, including:• Electronics• Baby products• Gardening products• Sporting goodsWell-known brands such as Ryobi, Consol, Nintendo, Intel, Morphy Richards and Penguin all already have their spot on Shop.VISA and MasterCard have certified Shop as a secure shopping platform. Online shoppers can rest easy knowing that their sensitive details will not end up in the wrong hands. All credit card transactions are handled by a third party vendor and there is no storing of your credit card information on the site at all, thus making it 100% safe for buyers.We look forward to offering you a sleek, modern shopping experience, and would love to hear your thoughts. Send us your comments to read more

Building a better future with computer skills

first_imgAll of the unit standards mentioned above are fully accredited under MICT SETA (Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority) and SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority). Sibiya is a determined and hardworking individual whose purpose is to help craft and shape the lives of people through education.Not only does the school provide necessary computing techniques, it also understands the backgrounds of different people and only requires R300 registration fees for the certificates.“Computer literacy is important, as we are now living in a digital world where almost everything is done digitally. iBato Learning is a great platform for those who wish to acquire computer skills,” concluded Sibiya.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! In striving to create a better future for the youth of Ladysmith, a young man by the name of Sandile Sibiya has opened a school that teaches basic computer training.The school is situated in Forbes Street in the Mahatma Gandhi House. Buhlebuyeta Training & Consulting, also known as iBato Learning, was founded by Sandile Sibiya and is being run by him.iBato Learning was established in 2002, beginning as a programme / movement that focused on educating people in the arena of computer literacy.It evolved in 2011, when Sibiya opened a school that would create learning opportunities in computer studies.It has since been a roaring success, with more than 1000 students graduating under the iBato Learning school and many more applying to attend the school and in so doing better themselves in the field of technology.“I grew up in a rural area, where opportunities for the upliftment of the youth are scarce, with no resources to help carve a bright future. After years of living there, I realised something had to be done so that people with less opportunities would also gain knowledge and be literate in computer usage. That is why I decided to open up a school that would implement that,” said Sibiya.The course structure at iBato Learning is a 10-month process where the first month of the course is dedicated to the introduction of basic computer usage and Microsoft usage, three months on advanced computer usage, ending with the last six months learning end-user usage. For each of these unit standards completed, learners receive certificates for their accomplishments. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Celebrity Cruises to introduce Celebrity Edge this year

first_imgKathryn Kannampuzha / MumbaiTIRUN Travel Marketing, the India representative for Celebrity Cruises completed 25 years of serving the Indian market. The company organised a Celebrity Cruises update session for the media and travel agents earlier this month. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises and Jo Rzymowska, VP & Managing Director, Celebrity Cruises UK, Ireland & Asia addressed the media and travel agents about the latest updates on Celebrity Cruises.Perlo updated, “In the month of November 2018, we will be introducing Celebrity Edge – the finest and the most futuristic cruise ship offering. And we have chosen Malala Yousafzai as the Godmother of Celebrity Edge. We are making an investment of USD 400 million in 2019-2023 across the fleet and nine cruises will be renovated.”Ratna Chadha, CEO, TIRUN Travel Marketing revealed that Celebrity Cruises has grown 60% Y-O-Y when the industry experienced a growth of about 20 to 25% and this in itself reflects the cruise line’s performance and relative customer appeal.  Speaking about the target for 2018, Chadha asserted, “We are looking forward to further stimulate growth and bring greater disruptions in 2018. Some of the reasons that make us optimistic while doing so are the cumulative increase in short-duration Europe Cruises, the possibility of newer cruise itineraries to Indian shores planned during December 2018, and the introduction of revolutionary Celebrity Edge.”last_img read more

Atout France organises 3city workshop with Reunion Island Tourism Board for its

first_imgA 3-city workshop organised for Reunion Island and its tourism suppliers took place in the key cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in the first week of April. Organised with Atout France, this initiative formed a part of Reunion Island’s strategy of developing close synergies with the Indian market and augmenting Indian visitor arrivals to the Island.A delegation of 7 suppliers helmed by the President of the Reunion Island Tourism Board  Stéphane Fouassin and the Market Manager  Lydie Sangarin showcased the Island’s tourism offers to members of the trade in all 3 cities. The delegation comprised the national air carrier Air Austral, destination management companies, iconic hotels and a helicopter ride attraction. An informative presentation on the Island made by the Reunion Island Tourism Board followed by meetings with the suppliers led to an in-depth understanding of the Island, its experiences and how to best showcase their products in the Indian context.Stéphane Fouassin, President of the Reunion Island Tourism Board commented, “India is an important source market for us and we believe that Reunion Island is a perfect fit for visitors wanting to enjoy a holiday by the sea coupled with adventure experiences. An array of diverse activities ensures that the island perfectly caters to the needs and requirements of its visiting families, couples, friends on a holiday and adventure enthusiasts”.Sharing her thoughts, Sheetal Munshaw, Director Atout France in India said, “We are extremely pleased to showcase Reunion Island – a French overseas department and its myriad array of experiences to the Indian travel trade. We are confident that this workshop will pave the way for more Indian arrivals to the Island in the future. In addition, the visa access policy for stays less than 15 days certainly increases the appeal of this island nestled in the Indian Ocean. We look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration with the Reunion Island Tourism Board in 2019”.About the Island: Located in the Mascarene Archipelago, Reunion Island – a French overseas department – offers travellers the exoticism of a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. At the crossroads of European, African and Asian cultures, Reunion is a true melting pot of different cultures.last_img read more

W Retreat Spa – Maldives has unveiled a fresh ne

first_imgW Retreat & Spa – Maldives has unveiled a fresh new take on the luxury retreat. Curated by cutting-edge trend influencers, the retreat reflects a unique vision of the Maldives, now and beyond, of Angela Chang, Director of Design, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific; Tahir Sultan, well-known fashion designer; Alec Monopoly, famous street artist; Tara Stiles, yogi and W Hotels’ FIT consultant; Su-Man Hsu, the most in-demand celebrity facialist; and renowned DJs such as Scarlett Etienne, Silky and Erica Rhone.“We are thrilled to work with this eclectic group of trendsetters, who came together and fused their imaginations to create a buzzing new energy on the island,” said Jean-Louis Ripoche, Complex General Manager, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.Luxury Playground, RebornLed by Angela Chang, the new look of the retreat evokes a sensory experience that reflects the perfect blend of W’s innovative architectural design and contemporary aesthetics. At the same time, the colours, materials and glowing elements convey the unique, vibrant and playful personality of the island.Ideally located on the seaside with breath-taking scenery, the restyled Wonderful Beach Oasis retreats bring to life the synergy of the beach and Indian Ocean.Set over the Indian Ocean, the newly designed Fabulous Lagoon Oasis and Spectacular Ocean Oasis overwater retreats capture the energy of the Maldivian underwater sea life with blue and white tones. Signature items include a white super-sized stingray rocking chair designed by Thomas Pedersen as a modern interpretation of the classic rocking chair, a jellyfish see-through coffee table, stunning medusa bedside lights designed by Roxy Towry-Russel, a glowing starfish pillow and an Italian designer trolley bar that highlights the cocktail culture of the W brand.W Retreat & Spa – Maldives features 78 private retreats and suites, including 28 Wonderful Beach Oasis, 25 Spectacular Ocean Oasis, 21 Fabulous Lagoon Oasis, 3 WOW Ocean Escape and 1 Extreme WOW Ocean Haven (the W brand’s interpretation of the Presidential Suite). Each chic and spacious retreat features a king-sized signature W bed, deluxe Bose® sound system, 42-inch television, wine refrigerator, delightful Munchie Box (the W brand’s reinterpretation of the staid mini bar), sumptuous Bliss® bath amenities, infinity plunge pool and sundeck.‘Let It Glow’ PackageTo commemorate W Retreat & Spa – Maldives’ restyling, the ‘Let It Glow’ package offers:Vibrant UV night snorkelling experience on the breathtaking house-reef‘Ocean-to-table’ dinner curated by Chef Paul Lewis on Escape, the luxury two mast yacht, under the starry Maldivian skyInfinite glowing cocktails at 15Below, the only underground night club in the Maldives5-hour body treatments and massages at Gaathafushi, W Maldives’ private islandA minimum stay of 4 nights is required. The package starts at US$2285++ per night.Digital DetoxGuests may also embark on a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience on Gaathafushi, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives’ very own private island. Here, they can stay overnight on their own deserted island, intact and wild, with no TV or Internet; indulge in exquisite serenity, exploring the surrounding silent lagoon before hanging on the beach; and unwinding like never before with a glass of Champagne and the best sunset views, while their own private chef sets up a special candlelight BBQ dinner.Rates start from US$1480 per night. A minimum stay of 5 nights is required (including 1 night at Gaathafushi) read more

Bailedout Cyprus eyes return to normal borrowing this year

first_imgBy Michele Kambas and John O’DonnellCyprus hopes to borrow on financial markets this year, its finance minister told Reuters on Thursday, saying the island’s economy had more in common with bailout turnaround Ireland than Greece.Harris Georgiades said Ireland, which reformed after near bankruptcy, was a role model as Cyprus climbs out of recession and prepares to borrow on markets ahead of the end of its reform-for-aid programme in the middle of next year.“I’m … referring to the Irish example as the one that we should follow,” he said.“I think that it is impressive that Ireland has been in very deep difficulty … but have effectively implemented a programme of reform … and is now the fastest growing economy in the euro zone.”Seeking to distance himself from Greece, where leftist party Syriza has taken power to confront the euro zone over the terms of the country’s bailout, Georgiades said: “There are cultural and national ties but that’s it.”“There was a strong link between the two economies through our banking sector,” he said. “That was terminated two years ago.”Cyprus needed a 10 billion euro bailout from the euro zone and others in 2013. The aid pulled the island from the brink of bankruptcy, following heavy losses at its banks after a Greek debt restructuring.But the experience angered many Cypriots, who were forced to shoulder some of the cost of propping up banks, a burden many on the island resent.On Thursday, the European Central Bank’s decision-making Governing Council gathered in Nicosia for the second day to flesh out terms of its new quantitative easing programme, under which it will print money to buy mostly government bonds.The scheme is not yet open to Cyprus as it has failed to implement a new insolvency law that would make it easier to repossess properties, which under the current system can take up to 20 years. Georgiades said the law would be finalised within weeks, allowing Cyprus’s bonds to be purchased.At a meeting on the Mediterranean island, Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades earlier made the case to ECB chief Mario Draghi for its debt to be included in the ECB’s quantitative easing scheme, a person familiar with the talks told Reuters.Georgiades said that Nicosia hoped to sell one or two new bonds this year, and predicted modest economic growth.He also said he may not need close to 2 billion euros of bailout cash that was earmarked for recapitalising banks and other spending. That money, he said, could be used to repay debts instead.“It’s pretty clear that we should not be requiring additional funds, for instance, for the recapitalisation of our banks.”“We have already consolidated our public finances,” Georgiades said, calling for a discussion about changing the use of “at least some of those funds” for “repaying existing debt”.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rendon takes 201314 oath

first_img State Rep. Bruce Rendon, at right, today took the ceremonial oath of office as state representative for the 103rd House District in the 97th Michigan Legislature. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the ceremonial oath in the state Capitol in Lansing. He serves the people of Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Ogemaw and Roscommon counties.“I am excited about the new ideas and legislation that we will be working on to continue Michigan’s economic recovery that can help create more jobs for people,” said Rendon, R-Lake City.Rendon’s wife, Daire, and his mother-in-law, Louise Nickels, also took part in the ceremony. Categories: Rendon News,Rendon Photos 09Jan Rendon takes 2013-14 oathlast_img read more

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