Quebec boards say they have more classes than teachers as kids return

first_imgMONTREAL — As thousands of Quebec students return to class this week, school boards say they’re short of teachers to educate them.Gina Guillemette, a spokeswoman for the Montreal-area Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board, says the board was still missing about 40 full-time teachers on the first day of school.She says substitutes are being enlisted in the meantime, but the shortage means some classrooms won’t have the same teacher all year long.Guillemette said her board is working hard to hire new teachers and is urging the provincial government to take strong action to help with recruitment and retraining of those who wish to enter the field.Sonia Ethier, the president of one of the province’s largest teachers’ unions, says the number of students is expected to rise by 65,000 in the next five years while the number of teaching school graduates is declining.She told reporters today that poor salaries and working conditions, a higher number of special needs students, retirements and burnout have combined to create what she describes as a looming crisis.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Olympian Brigette Lacquette aims to inspire young Indigenous hockey players

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN NewsAspiring hockey players on Piikani Nation in southern Alberta scored a chance to pass the puck to a historic Olympian this week.Brigette Lacquette, the first Indigenous woman to play hockey for Team Canada, is touring the country inspiring Indigenous youth to do the same.Fresh from the PyeonChang Winter Olympics, Lacquette ran drills and played on-ice games with youth and was later honoured with the Blackfoot name meaning “beautiful eagle woman” at Piikani Nation Secondary School.“I always admired the ladies on the national team but there was no one really no one that had the same kind of path, come from a small community and is First Nations,” she says.It’s a path that came with obstacles. Growing up, Lacquette says she faced bullying and racism.Now she’s an inspiration.“To play and put that jersey on and represent Canada – not only Canada but my First Nations people – it was amazing,” she said. “Obviously we had the expectation of winning. But in the bigger picture making a positive impact for these kids and having all the support back home that really comforted me in the loss. And then realizing that I’ve made such an impact on these kids – I really am winning.”Lacquette will continue to tour Blackfoot communities in southern Alberta, proudly wearing her silver medal and sharing her stories.last_img read more

UN disaster assessment team arrives in floodhit Colombia

29 December 2010A three-member United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC) has arrived in Colombia to support the ongoing response to the floods, which are affecting over 2 million people. Heavy rainfall associated with the La Niña weather phenomenon has affected Colombia since the middle of this year, causing floods in the Andes region and the Caribbean coastal area, according to the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). UN agencies and partner non-governmental organisations have already been assisting those affected in some of the worst-hit areas. Among the most immediate needs are food assistance, water and sanitation, shelters, emergency education and health services. Earlier this month $6 million was allocated for the post-flood effort from the local UN emergency response fund. The UNDAC team that arrived in the country yesterday will assist in information management tasks and strengthening of humanitarian partners, both national and international, OCHA stated.It is initially expected to stay in the country for three weeks but this period could be extended. read more

Police Officers to be trained in foreign language

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAbused Venezuelan migrants to get Govt supportJune 14, 2019In “Health”Police Force adds 143 new recruits to bolster crime fighting capacityJune 14, 2017In “Crime”Public officers undergo training in best practice to deal with Venezuelan migrantsSeptember 6, 2018In “latest news” A Spanish class in sessionThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) in its mandate to improve the quality of services being provided to the public especially migrants from Venezuela will now be offering Spanish courses for its officers.The language will now be implemented into the curriculum of the Officers training.The initiative which commenced in July of this year is being thought by local and foreign lecturers.The syllabus will focus on the fundamentals of Spanish and will be taught throughout the duration of the recruit training.According to GPF, this will now enable the Officers to better communicate with migrants which currently is proving to be difficult.The force noted its responsibilities to the migrants who are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.GPF’s Training Officer, Fizal Karimbaksh as well as Felix Austin Police College Commandant, Shivpersaud Bacchus in their brief deliveries reiterated the importance of the addition to the curriculum.It was revealed that since the Officers were placed at a disadvantage at various borders when dealing with the foreign nationals, something needed to be done. read more

All BASF underground solutions to be marketed under MEYCO brand

first_imgBASF Construction Chemicals, a leading supplier of technical solutions for underground mine development, has introduced its new identity for global Underground Construction activities. This change stems from a new common philosophy and approach to jointly market the MEYCO brand of products and equipment. The underground construction team (formally known as UGC International based in Zurich, Switzerland), is now the MEYCO Global Underground Construction team and will combine efforts with MEYCO Equipment to offer service, solutions and support to customers around the globe. “By emphasizing the MEYCO name in our organisation, we are building on an already respected and trusted brand in the industry,” stated Daniel Ruckstuhl, Director of MEYCO Global Underground Construction. We are very enthusiastic about the clarity and claim of the message ‘Expanding Horizons Underground’. Through our continued innovation and commitment MEYCO’s customers become more successful and quite literally broaden horizons. MEYCO’s solutions achieve durable new space underground more efficiently,” stated Ruckstuhl.From now on the core technological solutions for sprayed concrete, mechanical excavation (TBM), injection, waterproofing, fire protection, thin spray-on liners (TSL), spraying equipment and backfill will all be available under the one brand name, MEYCO.last_img read more

Michelin further expands mining tyre capacity in US

first_imgMichelin North America is to again expand its operations in South Carolina. Michelin, the largest manufacturing employer in the state, is breaking ground next week on a new earthmover tyre manufacturing plant in Anderson County, while also expanding its existing earthmover tyre facility in Lexington, South Carolina. The two projects represent a $750 million investment and will create up to 500 new jobs. This announcement is in addition to Michelin’s 2011 commitment to add an estimated 270 jobs and invest $200 million in its existing Lexington passenger and light truck tyre manufacturing facility. This expanded operation at Lexington will begin production in October.“Michelin intends to maintain and strengthen its leadership in all its specialty businesses, especially Earthmover radial tyres,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, managing general partner of Michelin. “The market for earthmover tyres grew by more than 20% between 2009 and 2011. This new facility will help us meet sustained demand while also attaining our growth objectives for 2015.” Michelin North America’s Chairman and President Pete Selleck said: “There is unprecedented demand for Michelin earthmover tyres throughout the world. It’s a tribute to the productivity of our employees and the pro-business environment in South Carolina that the company is expanding its earthmover capacity in the state where we first began manufacturing in the United States.” The new plant will be Michelin’s 19th manufacturing facility in North America and its ninth in South Carolina. More than 8,000 of Michelin North America’s 22,300 employees are based in South Carolina “Nearly every earthmover tyre is sold before it is produced,” said Selleck. “Michelin is one of very few companies in the world that is able to produce these high technology tyres.”The new earthmover tyre plant will be adjacent to Michelin’s existing rubber processing plant in Starr, and will be the third Michelin plant in Anderson County. The company also operates a 2.5 million sqaure foot rubber processing plant, the largest in the world, in Sandy Springs. In addition to the Lexington plant, Michelin currently produces earthmover tyres around the world in Waterville, Canada; Campo Grande, Brazil; Le Puy and Montceau les-Mines, France; Vitoria, Spain and Zalau, Romania.last_img read more

SleepOvations 700 Mini Mattresses are What Dreams are Made of

Why sleep on just one foam mattress when you can sleep on 700 individual ones?SleepOvation recently earned a patent for its high-tech bed, featuring hundreds of independently sealed cushions, each attached to its own pocket spring.The result: “700 tiny mattresses that cradle every inch of your body, distribute airflow, and offer an unmatched degree of cleanliness,” the New Jersey-based startup boasted.By replacing the traditional layer of foam with separate memory-foam pads, SleepOvation is able to better distribute body weight, helping to relieve back pain, discomfort, and restlessness.Invented by Richard Codos, the “cushion pocket spring” technology consists of a single pillow cushion pocket bonded to a single pocket coil spring. Stick enough of those together, and you get an innovative bed.Most folks will remember Tempur-Pedic’s infamous wine-glass test: Place a goblet with red wine at one end of the mattress and jump around like an excited four-year-old on the other. Then, be amazed by the lack of spillage, indicating reduced motion transfer across the bed.SleepOvation, however, takes the experiment a step further: Each individual coil isolates movement on the mattress, allowing the goblet to remain undisturbed even by adjacent shifts.No spillage (via SleepOvation)“Current mattresses use layers of foam with multiple sub-layers of low-quality filler foams and springs, marketed as ‘support layers’ that simply add height at the cost of comfort,” Codos said in a statement. “Our sleep technology gives the sleeper the ultimate luxury and comfort of sleeping on 700 individual and responsive mattresses.”Unlike other box springs that tend to impede air movement and generate heat, SleepOvation makes way for a breezy slumber. And even if you do wake up in a sweat, simply throw the removable mattress cover into the wash; while you’re at it, vacuum between the cushion pockets to eliminate dust mites, germs, and dead skin cells you didn’t even know were taking up residence in your bed.Expected for launch in September, the SleepOvation mattress will be available to pre-order starting Aug. 1 via Kickstarter. Sign up online now for a 20 percent pre-launch discount.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more

16 phones already have iPhone 11s rumored indisplay fingerprint scanner

first_img Motorola Moto Z4 Available in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia, the Vivo V11 is another inexpensive phone on the list. It features a 6.41-inch screen, a 3,400mAh battery and a Snapdragon 660 chipset. On the front is an impressive 25-megapixel camera, so you can take super sharp selfies and videos. OnePlus 6T See at Amazon True, the feature isn’t as widespread as other special features like, say, water resistance or a multi-camera setup. But it does pop up enough times that if the iPhone 11 were to have it, it would be playing catch up at this point instead of leading the pack. Read on to see what Android phones already have in-screen fingerprint scanners. And if you have one of these phones, let us know how you like the feature — is it fast? Does it work smoothly? Do you prefer a dedicated sensor instead? Note that these products are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products from the links.   Launched in 2018, the OnePlus 6T was the first OnePlus phone to have an embedded fingerprint scanner. Still available today, it offers top-notch hardware including a lightning-speed processor and an excellent camera for hundreds of dollars less than its competitors. Not only does the Moto Z4 have an in-screen fingerprint sensor, it also has a 48-megapixel rear camera and connects to the next-gen cellular network known as 5G (as long as you have the Moto Mod accessory). And it only costs $499 (about £392 and AU$714). Juan Garzon CNET The Oppo R17 has an underscreen fingerprint sensor, a 6.4-inch display and a Snapdragon 670 processor. As a more budget-friendly phone, the R17  costs 3,499 yuan, or about $510, £395 or AU$700. Though it doesn’t have a headphone jack and wireless charging, the OnePlus 7 Pro is fast, has a neat pop-up camera, is somewhat water resistant and its triple rear cameras take fantastic pictures — all at $80, £66 and AU$120 less than its closest Samsung and iPhone rivals. Though it doesn’t have expandable storage and its audio speaker sounds muffled when you charge the phone, 2018’s Mate 20 Pro has a generously sized display, an eye-catching design and an impressive list of hardware specs. Oppo R17 See at Amazon Read the Vivo Nex review Angela Lang/CNET Read more about the Moto Z4 Angela Lang/CNET Read the OnePlus 7 Pro review Read more about the Vivo V11 See at Amazon Read the Vivo X21 review Read the OnePlus 6T review Read more about the Oppo R17 A number of phones in Samsung’s latest lineup of flagship phones have in-screen fingerprint sensors. That includes the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G. In addition, all of these phones have sharp screens, a long battery life, a water resistant design and the ability to charge other devices wirelessly. Angela Lang/CNET Vivo Nex James Martin/CNET Apple is anticipated to unveil its upcoming iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 (though nothing has been confirmed), but already there are tons of rumors surrounding the device. In addition to having a square camera bump that’s similar to the Pixel 4, a USB-C charging port and a price increase, the phone is speculated to have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This means that instead of using facial recognition and Face ID, you can scan your fingerprint directly on the screen to unlock your phone and, in some cases, authorize payments. But like with many “new” iPhone features, like multitasking and swipe typing, several Android phones already have this technology. Back at CES 2018, we tried out the first phone with an embedded fingerprint sensor on an unnamed Vivo phone. But it’s not just obscure phones from China that have the technology — big-name phones like the recently announced Note 10 flaunt the feature. One report estimates that by the end of 2019, 100 million phones will ship with fingerprint scanners built into the screen. Huawei Mate 20 Pro See at Amazon Read the Galaxy A50 review Share your voice Vivo V11 Read the Mate 20 Pro review See at Amazon Read the Huawei P30 review As one of the first phones to have a in-screen scanner, the Vivo X21 stood out last year as a slim, sleek phone with a long battery life and forward-looking features. Unfortunately, when we reviewed it at the time we observed that its sensor didn’t work as fast as a physical scanner. The tech has improved since then, thankfully. Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus Read more about the Note 10 9 See at Amazon OnePlus 7 Pro Read the Galaxy S10 review Tags Vivo X21 Oppo Huawei Lenovo Motorola Samsung OnePlus James Martin/CNET Despite copying the iPhone X’s navigational gesture, using the Vivo Nex and its immersive, no-notch, bezeless screen is still a treat. Its pop-up camera works well and its performance is as smooth as butter. Aloysius Low/CNET CNET The Note 10 features a 6.3-inch display, three rear cameras, an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a signature S Pen stylus that can remotely control the phone’s camera via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the larger 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus has an additional fourth depth-sensing camera on the back. And while neither will have a headphone jack, the Note 10 Plus will at least retain its expandable storage. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Angela Lang/CNET Samsung Galaxy A50 1:08 See at Amazon Aloysius Low/CNET See at Amazon See at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET Mobile Phones Now playing: Watch this: The Galaxy A50 proves you don’t need to pay a fortune to have the latest features. At $350, £309 or AU$500, the A50 is one of the cheapest phones in this roundup and features a 6.4-inch display and a headphone jack. On the back are three cameras that include a wide-angle lens as well as a “depth lens,” which is used to take portrait shots with blurry, dramatic backgrounds. See at Amazon The story originally published on July 19, 2019.Update, Aug. 14: Adds Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Galaxy A50. Apple waiting on a 5G phone, Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint… See at Amazon Comments Huawei P30 and P30 Pro The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are two gorgeous phones with fantastic cameras. Their batteries also last an exceptionally long time. However, due to political entanglements, you won’t be able to easily get Huawei phones in the US anytime soon. Josh Miller/CNETlast_img read more

Organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters

first_imgA group of non-governmental organizations recently sent a letter to the state department calling for a ban on heavy fuel oil, or HFO, in Arctic waters. HFO is tough to cleanup, but the widespread use of HFO throughout the Arctic makes the ban an especially hard sell.Download AudioIn the Arctic, HFO is used in both big and small ways. It fuels large cargo ships and helps heat and power homes in Canada and Russia. It’s banned in Antarctic waters and in northern Europe, partly due to its dirty emissions. It’s also hard to clean up.“It’s just a thick and really goopy fuel,” says Andrew Hartsig, the Director of the Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic Program, based in Anchorage. He says unlike lighter fuels such as diesel that evaporate and dissolve, HFO can cling to sea ice and sink to the seafloor. That’s because the fuel thickens in colder temperatures, turning it into a tar-like substance.Hartsig is one of fifteen authors of a letter calling for a ban on the use of HFO to power ships in the Arctic.“The purpose of [the letter],” Hartsig explained, “was really to focus on this issue of heavy fuel oil as a hazard that’s still unresolved, especially with respect to the Arctic region.”In late November, a Russian tanker ran aground in the North Pacific, an accident that prompted the letter. Almost half of the 200,000 gallons of fuel in the tanker were HFO. The accident happened less than 500 feet from a port that has cleanup equipment, but response efforts stalled for days due to stormy weather. The cleanup took over a month.So where is the tanker now?Elena Agarkova, a Senior Shipping Officer at the Worldwide Wildlife Fund’s Arctic Program, said the latest news that she’s seen from her colleagues in Russia is that the tanker is still stuck out on the reef.Agarkova said adequate technology to fully cleanup HFO doesn’t exist.“In the Arctic waters the chances of complete clean up are zero to nil given the fact that there are so many variables that would go into oil recovery,” Agarkova explained.HFO is cheaper than diesel. That’s why, Agarkova, said the economic incentive needs to be there for countries like Russia and Canada will agree to a ban.The letter was addressed to David Balton, a Senior Arctic Official for the Arctic Council with the U.S. State Department. Balton issued a statement in response saying the letter is now being circulated to Arctic States. Balton says an Arctic Council working group is studying options for minimizing the risks related to the use of HFO.last_img read more

BJP workers told to popularise Central government schemes in

first_imgNalgonda: Bharatiya Janata Party national executive member Perala Chandra Shekar stated that BJP was the only party that can make the country a superpower and called upon the party workers to give wide publicity to Central government schemes to strengthen the party at grassroot level.Addressing the media in Nalgonda on Friday, Perala said believing in BJP rule under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, people of the country elected the BJP for the second consecutive time. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us He listed out the Central government welfare schemes and achievements in the last five years. He fired salvos on TRS government for diverting central funds to State government schemes and over making baseless comments on state BJP leadership and PM Modi. In this press meet, party district president Nukala Narsimha Reddy, party leaders Garlapati Jithendra Kumar, Veereelly Chandrashekar, Sri Ramoju Shanmukha, Pothepaka Sambaiah and others participated.last_img read more

Business behind surrender of extremists

first_imgArms surrendered by `extremists` File PhotoThe 80 ‘extremists’ of Joypurhat who surrendered at an event in the presence of the home minister Asaduzzaman Khan in Pabna in April 2019, are evidently not extremists at all. Of these 80, at least seven were sentenced to death and were either imprisoned or absconding, a Prothom Alo investigation shows. There were also criminals and drug traders among these so-called extremists.Of the 80 ‘extremists’, 22 belonged to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) or its youth front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) or its student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) and the rest were from ruling Awami League’s youth front Jubo League and its affiliated organisation Swechchhasebak League, according to the investigation.They only pretended to be extremists so that they could be exempted from their charges and get financial incentives from the government, said local policemen and political leaders. The 80 ‘extremists’ of Joypurhat along with 515 others from 14 districts surrendered on 9 April 2019.The government has provided Tk 100,000 as incentive to every person who surrendered and Tk 1 million to every ringleader.A total of 16 ringleaders led the surrender programme. Ramzan Ali was the leader of Joypurhat. He is also joint general secretary of Swechchhasebak League of the district unit. He is facing several cases.Nandalal Parshi, a district committee member of Joypurhat Awami League, told Prothom Alo that he also submitted the names of some local youth to Ramzan Ali so that the charges against them would be dropped and that they could also receive money from the government.The members of an intelligence agency were also involved in preparing the list, but there was no extremist in Joypourhat, he added. Ramzan Ali, however, made no comment when contacted.Ramzan’s brother Selim Babu is on the list of these ‘extremists’. He said, “Many young men pretended to be extremists just to be exempted from charges against them. So what is wrong with my name being included too?”Romanur Rahman is a member of district Jubo League. He told Prothom Alo that he submitted names as advised by Ramzan and Nandalal Parshi. The entire list is fake, said Romanur.Two persons on the list are not even facing any charges. One of them is Mukta Biswas, nephew of Nandalal Parshi and other is Nuruzzaman Babu, an activist of Swechchhasebak League.About Mukta, Nandalal said his nephew was kept on the list as he is a friend of Ramzan.Nuruzzaman Babu said, “I agreed to surrender as my leader Ramzan told me that the government will give me Tk 100,000. I’m badly in need of the money.”Pabna’s additional superintendent of police Gautam Kumar Biswas told Prothom Alo that they freed all who surrendered. News of surrender plan surfaced in the media in early April, an intelligence agency reportedly being behind the plan.A top police official said the list of ‘extremists’ was supposed to be prepared by the police. However, they did nothing but sign some papers, he added.Superintendent of police of Joypurhat, Rashidul Hasan, told Prothom Alo, “As far we know, there is no extremist in Joypurhat. Despite that, we received a list of 71 extremists which was sent to Pabna.”But several police officers said that the list was made later, including nine more names. Then the death row convicts were added too.The Joypurhat police officers also said that the first list did not include names of the seven death row convicts. The convicts are Sadar upazila’s Bambu union’s Wazed Ali, Abu Hassan (Wazed’s son), Mahir Uddin, Chaitanya, Safadul Islam, Anisur Rahman and Mantu Miah.A lower court sentenced the seven people to death over Jubo League leader Abdul Matin’s murder.Wazed Ali’s son Jewel Rana said, “I don’t know whether my father was an extremist or not.”Another person, Mahbub Ali, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the same case, said, “There are several cases against us. Ruling party leaders told us to surrender pretending to be extremists. And so we did.”According to police documents, at least six people of the list are terrorists and drug traders. Of them, Ismail Hossain is facing 17 cases.Former law minister Shafique Ahmed told Prothom Alo that only the court has the authority to exempt, suspend or cancel one’s conviction.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Prothom Alo, “The police did not prepare the list. I was just present during the surrender event as chief guest.” The minister also said that he does not know anything about the process the list was made but assured that anyone facing charges would only be exempted thorugh legal means.*The report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossainlast_img

3 Tech Tools to Better Automate Your Life

first_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a media company CTO, it’s my duty to be progressive when exploring new technologies. At the same time, I need to make sure I don’t become overwhelmed by the many options to manage my data consumption.Everyone who works in the knowledge-based economy depends on email or office productivity software to get through their daily operations. In addition to email, my day-to-day revolves around creating, managing, and accessing files or documents. Any tool that improves my ability to do this has a major positive impact on my efficiency.The projects and tasks that I am responsible for in a given day dictate the files I will need. Keeping close tabs on my daily tasks in a central, trusted system helps me manage my workflow. And, any tools or services that can ease the burden of information overload are hugely beneficial. Technology should be used to help eliminate distracting noise from dragging down your productivity.Here are three tools I employ on a daily basis to help access documents, track what I’m doing, and automate my life:1. Store documents with Google Drive, Dropbox, Skydrive and Box.If you’re a technophile, hopefully these are obvious and you can skip this section. If not, and you haven’t started relying on these services as your file storage solution, this is absolutely critical for you. Stop storing your files on laptops, desktops, tablets, or mobile phones. The mantra that I live by — and consistently push in my role as CTO — is access to data from anywhere, at any time, using any device. If your files are stored on your laptop, which you left at home, you can’t do that.Google Drive is my personal and professional data hub. Dropbox, Skydrive, and Box all provide the same functionality. I don’t store any data on my devices, thus eliminating the fear of losing the device, breaking the device, or leaving it at home when I need some files from it at work. The beauty of cloud-based data storage is that I always have access to it.The argument that these services may go down or aren’t as secure are weak and myopic. We are talking about companies like Google and Microsoft who have thousands of the best engineers. They invest billions of dollars into their infrastructure. I’m pretty sure that your in-house system is far less secure — no offense to your IT team.2. Track daily tasks with Todoist.There are plenty of ways to keep track of your daily tasks, with the most tried and tested being the sticky note on your monitor. But, since you’re an entrepreneur and innovator, you need something digital that’s accessible from anywhere. The solution I heavily rely on is Todoist. I don’t need anything fancy, I just need something simple, clean and functional. Todoist is a web service, accessible via any browser. The interface is simple, intuitive, and uniform across all devices. I can now create, check, and update my tasks on my Macbook, Chromebook, Android phone, iPad, and Nexus 7. The best part is email creation of tasks. I used to mark emails in my inbox with the label “to do” or “follow up.” Now I forward it to my Todoist email address and a task is created for me to track.3. Automate your day-to-day with IFTTT.IFTTT, whose name rhymes with “gift,”  is the unsung hero of my personal digital ecosystem. I only recently started using it and, in a short time, it has become indispensable. IFTTT is an acronym for “if this, then that” and the simple explanation is that it acts as your digital Swiss Army Knife. For example, when I update my Facebook profile photo, IFTTT will automatically change my Twitter profile picture to the same new photo. I can also set it up to automatically save every email attachment in Gmail to Dropbox. Or, how about receiving an email or text when the weather report says it’s going to rain. If I lose my phone in my house, I can send an email to IFTTT triggering a service to call my phone. You get the picture.The power of this service is the extreme flexibility of creating and using any number of “recipes” to custom tailor solutions to your specific needs. There are currently over 70 “channels” to use, including Twitter, Facebook, email, phone, New York Times, SMS, and more. If you’re not using this service, you need to start today because it’s going to improve your digital life significantly.The digital information weighing you down grows exponentially each year, but the tools and technologies to help you manage are also evolving at a rapid pace. Leveraging the right tools is critical to your success as an entrepreneur Listen Now How Success Happens October 10, 2013last_img read more

This 97 Discount Offer On The Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle

first_img Share Tweet Submit I am a firm believer in the fact that if you don’t know coding, sooner or later you will be an obsolete resource in this ever changing world. So no matter what profession you belong to, you should invest in learning how to code. Don’t know where to begin? Worried about how expensive it would be? Don’t worry about all that because Wccftech is here with a solution. Get the Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle at an awesome discount.Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle featuresWithin a few days you will be an expert and it won’t even require a lot of effort. The bundle is extremely comprehensive and includes everything a beginner needs to learn how to code. Here are highlights of what each course in the bundle has to offer:Basic Introduction To C++ For BeginnersLearn the Basics to One of the Top Software Engineering Languages On EarthBecome A Full Stack Web Developer: Beginner To AdvancedMaster Both Ends of the Dev Process with Hands-on Training in HTML, PHP, Laravel & MoreBuild Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 and CSS3Learn Modern Web Design By Coding a Real Project Step-by-StepJavaScript Essentials: Get Started With Web CodingCreate More Interactive Online Content By Learning JavaScriptC# 7 & .NET Core 2.0 RecipesCatch Up with the Latest Improvements to C# & .NET CoreThe Complete Google Go Programming Course For BeginnersLearn the Language Google Created to Streamline EverythingFrom 0 to 1: Learn Python Programming Easy as PieMake Quick Work of This Popular, Powerful Programming Language in Just 9 HoursJava Programming for BeginnersMaster This Incredibly In-Demand Programming Language in 8 HoursGit Complete: The Definitive, Step-By-Step GuideStart from Scratch & Become the Next Git ExpertThe deal is going to expire in a few days, so avail the offer today and take advantage of this amazing training bundle.Original Price Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle: $1370.95Wccftech Discount Price Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle: $39last_img read more

Wanted suspect arrested for gym owners murderWanted suspect arrested for gym owners

first_imgThe third suspect in the murder case of gym owner Mr Uraj ‘Joe’ Ahir has been arrested.The suspect, Faizel Drew, has been on the run since the brutal attack. Ladysmith detectives managed to trace Drew’s whereabouts and arrest him in Foxburg, Johannesburg, yesterday (Thursday). WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 44-year-old gym owner Mr Ahir was found lying in bed at his home in Oswald Rapson Road on Monday, April 7 last year. A postmortem investigation determined that he had sustained injuries consistent with an assault. A case of murder was opened and an investigation into his death began.Officers from Ladysmith Detective Services and the Ladysmith Dog (K9) Unit initially arrested two suspects, aged 23 and 36, in the Hillside area of Ladysmith on Monday, May 26 last year.Drew is set to be officially charged with the murder later today.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe Star Entertainment Group has broken ground on a 53-storey mixed-use tower that will house one of the Gold Coast’s largest luxury hotels on Broadbeach Island.The $400 million development at The Star Gold Coast will also herald the entry to Australia of the internationally acclaimed Dorsett hotel brand. The Dorsett will be among an elite group of hotels on the coast and, with more than 300 rooms, will be second-largest in the Broadbeach region behind only The Star Grand.The tower will deliver The Star Gold Coast a third hotel – alongside The Star Grand and The Darling – boasting 316 rooms.The Dorsett and The Darling, which opened earlier this year, are the first luxury hotels to be developed on the Gold Coast since 2011.The tower will also include apartment accommodation, with 423 one- and two-bedroom options taking the overall supply at The Star Gold Coast complex to almost 1,400 rooms. New restaurant and bar concepts are also planned, together with a recreation deck with ocean views and a resort pool for hotel guests.Destination Gold Coast Consortium – a joint venture between The Star Entertainment Group and its Hong Kong-based partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium – will develop the tower.It further extends a strong relationship forged in multi-billion-dollar investments for mega projects at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane and Sydney. The joint venture has also acquired the Sheraton Grand Mirage beachfront resort on the Gold Coast.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined The Star Entertainment Group Chairman John O’Neill to celebrate breaking ground for the 4.5-star Dorsett hotel and apartment tower.“We are delighted to further enhance the tourism appeal of the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland more generally with this latest joint venture development,” said  O’Neill.“The introduction of a Dorsett hotel will bring with it increased awareness in the global market, especially in Asia, where Dorsett Hospitality International owns and operates the majority of its 54 hotels.“When the Dorsett opens for business around early 2022, it will ensure we have two of the largest hotels on the Gold Coast – plus the most luxurious in The Darling suite hotel.Dorsett currently owns and operates hotels in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and the United Kingdom.Dorsett Hospitality International’s Vice Chairman, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, said the ground-breaking event was “truly a proud moment” for the group.“The Gold Coast is an attractive tourist destination with its beautiful beaches and surfing spots, exciting theme parks, vibrant nightlife and great dining and shopping experiences. We see its enormous potential, and we cannot wait to offer a whole new level of sophistication, service, and style to future guests,” Heng said.From left are: Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Vice Chairman Dorsett Hospitality International Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng and The Star Entertainment Group Chairman John O’NeillGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Labour Inspection Department on Thursday morning warned of increased levels of dust in the atmosphere.Reading taken at 8am of dust particles smaller than 10μm (PM10) ranged between 49 and 96 μg/m3 and the average level over 24 hours is expected to exceed the safe limit of 50.The average level for Wednesday varied between 55 and 70μg/m3.Sensitive groups including children, the elderly and the sick are advised to stay inside.The thick dust will mean the sunshine is hazy, while temperatures are set to be five to 11C above the seasonal average. The temperature is set to rise to 30C in Nicosia on Thursday and 32C on Friday.The dust and high temperatures are set to remain through Friday.To check dust levels visit www.airquality.gov.cyYou May LikeMy Daily DiscoveryHow To Keep Your Photos And Videos SafeMy Daily DiscoveryUndoFittors20 Best Short Hairdos For Women Over 60FittorsUndoroyal-house.infoInspiring Living Room Decorating Ideasroyal-house.infoUndo Interior minister due to visit crumbling Pissouri homesUndoMayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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