Annan proposes new yearlong mission to help TimorLeste through elections

Aiming to build on impressive progress made by Timor-Leste since the United Nations helped it to independence in 2002, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is advocating the establishment of a follow-on office after the termination in May of the current UN mission to help strengthen the “fragile democracy” in the world’s newest country.In his final report to the Security Council on the UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL), which closes on 20 May, Mr. Annan notes that the country’s leaders have requested such a new UN political presence to include four components: an electoral assistance unit; police training advisers; military liaison officers; and civilian advisers in critical areas that require continued assistance.Furthermore, President Xanana Gusmão has indicated that the Government would welcome the deployment of human rights officers “to monitor and report on the human rights situation” leading up presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in 2007, Mr. Annan says, recommending that the new integrated UN office have a 12-month mandate. “Given the considerable investment of the United Nations in Timor-Leste over more than six years, it is in the interest of the international community to assist the country in consolidating the achievements thus far,” he writes of the various UN missions that saw the Southeast Asian nation through independence after it voted to break away from Indonesia, which took over the former Portuguese colony in 1975.“With the provision of assistance through the proposed integrated United Nations office, as has been requested by the Timorese leadership, the Organization can better enable the Government to make further advances in fostering peace, stability and democracy at this critical juncture,” he adds.UNOTIL itself succeeded the UN Mission of Support in Timor-Leste (UNMISET) last May and the new office would run for one year, beginning on 21 May.“It is my sincere hope that the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 2007, the first since the country’s independence, will be a significant step forward in the process of strengthening this fragile democracy,” Mr. Annan writes.“The transparency of the process and the conduct of the elections in a credible manner, with maximum participation of the Timorese electorate, will directly affect the legitimacy of the outcome of the elections.”The new integrated office would be headed by a Special Representative of the Secretary-General and number up to 65 staff members. It would help the Government to ensure that the elections meet international standards; consolidate democratic development and political stability; and aid Timorese national police in preparing electoral-related security arrangements.In addition, the impartial presence of UN military liaison officers would help the Government in liaising with the Indonesian military for the conduct of border security operations during the electoral period. The office would also help to build the capacity of Government institutions to protect human rights and promote justice and reconciliation. read more

Rampant SG Flensburg win in Kiel

2. FC Barcelona Lassa7601199:179(20)12 4. Telekom Veszprém7322186:183(3)8 8. Kadetten Schaffhausen7007183:224(-41)0 1. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…7601220:189(31)12 Powerful SG Flensburg smashed THW Kiel 30:22 (14:12) in 90th biggest German handball derby at VELUX EHF Champions League.  Ljubomir Vranjes and his guys made amazing second half in which Moller showed outstanding performance with 20 saves.THW Kiel – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 22:30 (12:14)THW Kiel: Landin (15 saves), Wolff () – Duvnjak (1), Firnhaber (1), Vujin (2), Wiencek (2), Ekberg (1), Toft Hansen (1), Weinhold (4), Nilsson (3), Santos (2), Dahmke (1), Zeitz (4), Sprenger, Brozovic, LackovicSG Flensburg-Handewitt: Møller (20/1 saves) – Karlsson, Eggert (6/6), Glandorf (2), Wanne (5), Djordjic (1), Jakobsson (4), Heinl (2), Zachariassen (1), Toft Hansen, Gottfridsson (3), Lauge (1), Radivojevic (4), Horvat (1)Result: 1:1 (3.), 3:1 (5.), 3:4 (10.), 4:5 (12.), 6:5 (16.), 8:6 (20.), 9:7 (22.), 9:9 (24.), 10:11 (26.), 11:14 (30.) – 13:15 (32.), 13:17 (33.), 15:17 (36.), 15:22 (43.), 17:23 (46.), 17:26 (50.), 20:27 (53.), 20:30 (59.)STANDING: 6. Orlen Wisla Plock7214182:192(-10)5 7. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg7205184:194(-10)4 5. THW Kiel7304176:182(-6)6 ← Previous Story Gensheimer put Veszprem Arena on silence! Next Story → Barca outplay Danish champions in second half EHF Champions LeagueSG FlensburgTHW Kiel 3. SG Flensburg-Handewitt7412179:166(13)9 read more

Google Invests In CoolPlanetBiofuels

first_imgGoogle is continuing its green push, this time by investing in CoolPlanetBiofuels, though how much Google will be spending hasn’t been revealed.So what exactly is CoolPlanetBiofuels? Well, according to the company’s site, it is creating a biofuel that not only doesn’t harm the environment, but actually helps remove carbon from the air.“We’re developing revolutionary negative carbon fuels based on plant photosynthesis which absorb carbon from the air,” the company’s site reads. “We can make exact replacements for gasoline that will operate in your current cars and, we can make even more advanced superfuels for even higher gas mileage and better performance in future vehicles.”Sounds rather optimistic, but if it’s possible, it could also be revolutionary. CoolPlanetBiofuels is currently developing a thermal/mechanical processor that can take material such as woodchips, crop residue, and algae, which can then be turned into the carbon-sucking biofuel.Via TechCrunchlast_img read more

Watch Georgia Beachgoers Rescue Dozens of Stranded Pilot Whales

Watch Georgia Beachgoers Rescue Dozens of Stranded Pilot Whales

first_img Dozens of pilot whales had to be rescued by beachgoers after the creatures were stranded on a shore in Georgia on Tuesday.According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), multiple pilot whales “repeatedly beached themselves” on Georgia’s St. Simons Island on July 16. The DNR Wildlife Resources Division posted photos of the concerning incident on Facebook, which showed groups trying to help the stranded animals on the shore. The rescue operation was able to save most of the whales, however, two whales died from the incident. The deceased whales will be evaluated with a necropsy, while the surviving whales were last spotted swimming in the sound and the DNR hopes they will continue to travel to the sea.According to the DNR, pilot whales are the most common cetacean species known to strand in mass numbers. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation of North America says there are two types of strandings: single strandings, which can include a living or dead baleen or toothed whale species and include a single whale or a mother and her calf, and mass strandings, which mainly occur when two or more whales strand together. It’s possible that whales accidentally beach themselves due to navigation errors.More on Geek.com:Watch: Massive Whale Breaches Near Boat in Massachusetts 2 Beluga Whales Flown on Boeing 747 From China to IcelandOne of the World’s Rarest Whales Recorded Singing for First Time Watch: Humpback Whale, Sailboat Almost Collide in CaliforniaWatch: Great White Shark Bumps Into Boat Near Whale Carcass Even though beachgoers and personnel from the DNR Wildlife Resources Division, the DNR Coastal Resources Division, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Glynn County Emergency Management, and theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tried to push the whales back out to sea, some of them continued to float back to the beach, Fox News reported. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Settlement reached to secure land needed for Convention Center expansion

Settlement reached to secure land needed for Convention Center expansion

first_img Steve Bosh, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:09 PM Posted: June 11, 2018 June 11, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Last week, the mayor’s office finally confirmed, after repeated denials, what KUSI had reported four weeks earlier, that a settlement had been reached to secure the land needed for Convention Center expansion.The city could have purchased the land for $12.5 million in 2010 but backed out the deal, and its lease was transferred to 5th Avenue Landing company who proceeded with plans to build an 840 room hotel on the 5 acres of land needed for expansion.This became a contentious issue when the city let it be known it wanted to re-acquire the land, forcing 5th Avenue Landing to sue the city for interfering with its contract to build a hotel on the site.But relying on a court is dangerous so 5th Avenue Landing negotiated a settlement for $5 million up front, and the remainder if the voters approve the ballot measure to increase the hotel tax for expansion.“We wanted to reach an accommodation with the city, we felt this was important for the community and we reached that accommodation with the help of judge papas,” said Art Engle, a partner in 5th Avenue Landing.He said this settlement is not a money grab but a win, win.“If it passes then the city gets the benefit of the Convention Center expansion, the community develops, goes along fine with the deal, and if it doesn’t pass we’ve got an opportunity backed by the city and the port to go ahead and build this project,” Engle said.Mayor Faulconer is encouraged by the settlement saying it sends a message to the voters“I”m so encouraged because we have a lot of momentum now, and when you’ve seen when entities come together, individuals and others, that says we want to do the right thing for the region,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer.The city and the Port District still have to approve the settlement, but in terms of revenue, the Port leans toward expansion.“The expansion will create by far more jobs and more economic impact,” said Rafael Castellanos, Chairman of the Port of San Diego.The mayor remains optimistic, and encouraged that the voters will approve the initiative.“As we move forward in the coming months San Diegans are going to come together, and support this because it’s so incredibly important for our economy, and the jobs and its not just for a few years this is going to be an economic engine for decades,” Mayor Faulconer said.The settlement was a hurdle but not the only one if the long-delayed expansion is to occur. The initiative could fail.“We have the 840 room hotel right now sitting in front of the port which would be, if not passed, it will be voted upon and we will go forward and build that project,” Engle said.There’s also a legal problem that introduces more complexity. Initiatives pass with a simply majority vote but increasing taxes on residents requires two-thirds.Proponents claim the hotel tax increase is paid by visitors, not residents.But San Diegan’s often stay in city hotels so residents would also pay the tax. Steve Bosh Settlement reached to secure land needed for Convention Center expansionlast_img read more

California earthquake Researcher predicts megaquake measuring 8M in the coming days

first_imgReutersA powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 in the Richter scale hit Southern California on Friday night. The tremor rocked buildings and it sends jittery residents out on the streets. The US Geological Survey revealed that the earthquake occurred 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, and this quake has been recorded just a day after another 6.4-M earthquake hit Ridgecrest.Interestingly, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed Dutch seismic researcher had predicted the possibility of a powerful earthquake a few days back. In a post on his website ‘Ditrianum’, Hoogerbeets had revealed that these earthquakes are the result of a critical lunar geometry. He also suggested the possibility of more powerful tremors that could measure more than 8 in the Richter scale from June 08 to 11.”From the 4th to the 6th is critical due to strong lunar geometry. From the 8th to the 11th will be exceptionally critical with the potential of a high 7 to 8+ magnitude earthquake,” wrote Hoogerbeets on his website.In his website, Hoogerbeets has revealed that he is using an advanced system named Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) to predict earthquakes. Hoogerbeets claims that certain planetary alignments and lunar geometry are capable of destabilizing the tectonic plates here on earth.A few days back, San Diego State University professor Thomas Rockwell had revealed that San Andreas Fault, also known as the Ring of Fire is ripe for an earthquake. Rockwell revealed that the last strong earthquake that hit the area happened more than 380 years ago. As the average earthquake-recurrent interval in this area is about 180 years, Rockwell strongly believes that a powerful tremor will hit the area soon.However, a section of conspiracy theorists has started arguing that the increase in the number of earthquakes is an indication of Nibiru’s arrival. As per these doomsday mongers, Nibiru is a rogue killer planet that is lurking at the edge of the solar system, and it is now in a collision course with the earth.last_img read more

Boko Haram frees abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Boko Haram frees abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

first_imgHauwa (L) and Ya kaka, identified only by their first names, former captives of Boko Haram militants in Nigeria and now acting as advocates speaking out on behalf of other captives and survivors, pose for a portrait after they appeared on a panel dealing with issues of violence against women in New York City, US on 13 March. Photo: ReutersBoko Haram militants freed scores of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls on Wednesday, but some of the released students said five of their schoolmates had died in captivity and another was still being held. The Islamist fighters, some of them shouting ‘God is greatest’, drove the students back into the northeast town of Dapchi in a line of trucks in the morning, dropped them off then left, witnesses told Reuters.“Five among us taken away were dead. One is still with them because she is a Christian,” one of the freed girls, Khadija Grema, told Reuters.Dapchi resident Muhammad Bursari said his niece Hadiza Muhammed, another of the freed girls, had told him the remaining student was still in captivity because she had refused to convert to Islam.Witnesses said more than 100 of the 110 girls seized on 19 February were returned, though the government issued a statement saying 76 girls had been freed in an “ongoing process”.The kidnapping of the girls aged 11-19 was the biggest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014 – a case that triggered international outrage.The Dapchi abduction has piled pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari, who came to power in 2015 promising to crack down on Boko Haram’s nine-year-old insurgency and could face the voters again next year.last_img read more

Stress in Childhood and Adulthood Have Combined Impact on Hormones and Health

first_imgThe researchers specifically wanted to understand howstressful events affect the brain’s stress-response system later in life. Is itthe total amount of stress experienced across the lifespan that matters? Or doesexposure to stress during sensitive periods of development, specifically in earlychildhood, have the biggest impact?   Young and colleagues wanted to investigate a thirdpossibility: Early childhood stress makes our stress-response system moresensitive to stressors that emerge later in life. For thestudy, Young and colleagues examined data from 90 individuals whowere part of a high-risk birth cohort participating in the Minnesota LongitudinalStudy of Risk and Adaptation. At age 37, the participants also provided daily cortisol dataover a 2-day period. They collected a saliva sample immediately when they wokeup and again 30 minutes and 1 hour later; they also took samples in theafternoon and before going to bed. They sent the saliva samples to a lab for cortisol-leveltesting. “What we find is that the amount of a person’s exposure toearly life stress plays an important role in the development of unhealthypatterns of cortisol release. However, this is only true if individuals alsoare experiencing higher levels of current stress, indicating that thecombination of higher early life stress and higher current life stress leads tothe most unhealthy cortisol profiles,” says psychological scientist Ethan Young,a researcher at the University of Minnesota. The researchers grouped participants’ LES scores into specificperiods: early childhood (1-5 years), middle childhood (Grades 1-6),adolescence (16 and 17 years), early adulthood (23-34 years), and current (37years). The researchers also investigated whether life stress inmiddle childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood were associated with adultcortisol patterns, and found no meaningful relationships. Young and colleagues note that cortisol is one part of thehuman stress-response system, and they hope to investigate how othercomponents, such as the microbiome in our gut, also play a role in long-termhealth outcomes. The researchers found that neither total life stress nor early childhood stress predicted cortisol level patterns at age 37. Rather, cortisol patterns depended on both early childhood stress and stress at age 37. Participants who experienced relatively low levels of stress in early childhood showed relatively similar cortisol patterns regardless of their stress level in adulthood. On the other hand, participants who had been exposed to relatively high levels of early childhood stress showed flatter daily cortisol patterns, but only if they also reported high levels of stress as adults. One of the ways that our brain responds to daily stressors isby releasing a hormone called cortisol — typically, our cortisol levels peak inthe morning and gradually decline throughout the day. But sometimes this systemcan become dysregulated, resulting in a flatter cortisol pattern that is associatedwith negative health outcomes. The researchers assessed data from the Life Events Schedule(LES), which surveys individuals’ stressful life events, including financialtrouble, relationship problems, and physical danger and mortality. Trained codersrate the level of disruption of each event on a scale from 0 to 3 to create anoverall score for that measurement period. The participants’ mothers completed theinterview when the participants were 12, 18, 30, 42, 48, 54, and 64 months old;when they were in Grades 1, 2, 3, and 6; and when they were 16 and 17 years old.The participants completed the LES themselves when they were 23, 26, 28, 32,34, and 37 years old. These findings suggest that early childhood may be aparticularly sensitive time in which stressful life events — such as thoserelated to trauma or poverty — can calibrate the brain’s stress-responsesystem, with health consequences that last into adulthood. Coauthors on the research include Allison K. Farrell, Elizabeth A. Carlson, Michelle M. Englund, Gregory E. Miller, Megan R. Gunnar, Glenn I. Roisman, Jeffry A. Simpson. Adults who report high levels of stress and who also hadstressful childhoods are most likely to show hormone patterns associated withnegative health outcomes, according to findings published in Psychological Science,a journal of the Association for PsychologicalScience. This project was supported by a NationalInstitute on Aging grant (No. R01 AG039453) awarded to J. A. Simpson, whichsupported the most recent assessments of the Minnesota Longitudinal Study ofRisk and Adaptation.last_img read more

How to Recruit a Great Programmer as a Partner

first_img So you have the next great technology business idea, but you don’t have a background in programming. You’ll need to recruit a programmer who not only can design, write and test online and mobile code, but also share your passion and bring your vision to life. Your initial idea might be to hire a consultant or outsource those duties, but you may want to consider bringing on a software developer as a partner.Hiring a software developer as an employee isn’t always easy. Due to the proliferation of companies seeking web and mobile application developers, the best programmers are in high demand, says Amy Hoover, executive vice president and partner at Atlanta-based Talent Zoo, an advertising, marketing and technology recruitment service. And, if, like most startups, you don’t have the resources to pay a great software engineer a salary on par with what a company like Google can pay, then you’re probably at a disadvantage. Software engineer salaries in the U.S. can range from $53,000 to more than $140,000 per year, according to EngineerSalary.com. While some entrepreneurs opt to save money by outsourcing programming duties to companies overseas, Hoover says complications can outweigh benefits. “These programmers sometimes disappear in the middle of a project, or right afterward, which leaves no safety net or ongoing support,” she says. Language barriers and time differences can also present challenges, she says.Instead, startups are recruiting programmers by making them co-founders and partners. Having an equity stake and the freedom to shape the technical direction of the startup can be big incentives to landing a great, full-time programmer, Hoover says.Here are three steps to recruiting a top-notch software engineer for your startup:1. Network aggressively.(L to R) Elliot Kroo, Jessica Scorpio, and Sam Zaid of GetaroundPhoto courtesy of Charles Eshelman/Getty Images for AOLUnless you already have a cache of talented software engineers in your network, you’ll need to start meeting some. Start by searching professional networking sites like LinkedIn or by making contacts at industry events.In 2009, while developing San Francisco-based Getaround, Sam Zaid and co-founder Jessica Scorpio were searching for a software engineer to build their web site and mobile app. The service allows people in need of a car to rent one from a community of car owners.Zaid and Scorpio attended an event for iPhone developers in San Francisco in hopes of finding a developer. The pair held two-minute group interviews with more than a 100 engineers. That’s how they met their future programmer, Elliot Kroo, who was a software engineer with a company that was later acquired by Google.Related: The Hard Truth About Software LicensingThen there’s Yaron Samid, who went directly to information-technology industry experts for hiring advice. In late 2009, Samid was starting New York-based BillGuard, a personal finance service that alerts users to hidden credit-card charges, billing errors and fraud. Samid says he asked a “rock star chief technology officer, who was my blueprint for the person I wanted to build my company, who he would choose” as a programmer if he was starting a tech business. He recommended Raphael Ouzan, a then 22-year-old programmer who Samid eventually recruited as his co-founder and chief technology officer.2. Ask programmers to create a prototype from scratch.BillGaurd co-founder and CEO Yaron SamidOnce you’ve met a software engineer you might want to work with, the next step is to assess his or her technical chops. One way is to ask him or her to write a program from scratch. “Have them prototype your ideas to get a sense of their speed, accuracy, attention to detail, creativity and, perhaps most importantly, how well you work together,” says Samid, who is 38. Samid says he and Ouzan brainstormed together for weeks and asked Ouzan to prototype their ideas. Samid liked the results. “After this exercise, I knew Raphael was the ideal technologist to help me build BillGuard,” he says.A simple interview usually won’t suffice, Getaround’s Zaid says. “You can’t simply ask questions because you probably wouldn’t know the right answer,” says Zaid, 32. “It’s kind of like talking to an architect and asking him or her about the best way to construct the foundation for a 50-story building. That wouldn’t be a productive conversation for a nontechnical person in that industry.”Related: Mobile App or Mobile Website?Zaid and Scorpio asked a group of five programmers, including Kroo, to create a preliminary version of Getaround’s iPhone app as an unpaid tryout. “We did this not only to screen developers but also to find out what the app might eventually look like,” he says.To help vet the programmers’ work, Zaid recommends calling on someone you know with a technology background to serve as an advisor. In addition to providing you feedback, this advisor “would ideally be someone an engineer can find commonality with and trust, perhaps more so than a nontech person who doesn’t understand the details,” he says.3. Offer to make him or her a partner. About a month after meeting Kroo, Zaid and Scorpio determined they wanted him to be their chief software engineer. He started working for them on a part-time basis. Kroo eventually left his full-time job to join Getaround after Zaid and Scorpio offered to bring him on full-time as co-founder and director of engineering.”Getaround is a huge opportunity with far greater challenges and a far greater potential impact than your traditional web startup,” says Kroo. “Joining and co-founding Getaround in this light was no-brainer.”Related: Camera+: An Apps to Riches StoryWhen courting a key engineer candidate, it’s important to explain your business vision and roadmap to achieve it clearly, Zaid recommends. “Sometimes, engineers might not understand the business side of it,” he says. “If you can explain [the business and his or her role] effectively, you’re that much closer to being able to convince someone to give your idea all they have.”Zaid says negotiating how much equity to offer depends on a number of factors, including the programmer’s experience. “Bottom line, you want to make sure everyone involved is motivated,” he says. “If you bring an engineer on as a partner, you want him or her to feel invested, and the incentive is that they have control to lead the technical vision and execution.” Register Now » September 27, 2011 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

4 Tools for HighDef Video Conferencing

first_img This story appears in the August 2012 issue of . Subscribe » 3 min read September 18, 2012 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Face time still counts when it comes to successful pitches, but these days video conferencing appears so lifelike you’d think you could reach through the screen and shake on a deal. We put together a dream list of digital devices built to improve your image, find your voice and connect you with people across the globe. Photo courtesy of LogitechSight to beholdLogitech HD Pro Webcam C920 ($100)Most computers include webcams as a standard feature, but try this USB peripheral once, and you’ll never look back. A shot-for-shot comparison between the C920 and our computer’s webcam revealed individual eyelashes where there were blurs, crisp color where light had washed out the screen and wide-angle views instead of cropped compositions. The C920’s autofocusing Carl Zeiss lens shoots in 720p resolution with most chat services and in even sharper 1080p with Skype.Photo courtesy of BiscottiTasty TVBiscotti TV Phone ($149)This camera, shaped like the Italian baked treat, connects to the web via Wi-Fi and plugs into a TV’s HDMI port to stream video and audio to other Biscotti camera setups or to Google Talk users–no computer connection needed. When talking to another Biscotti-enabled user, the connection is crisp and fast; Google’s service, however, degrades the signal significantly. Perfect for that conference-room TV, this is a great way to connect remote field offices.Photo courtesy of Blue MicrophonesSound DecisionBlue Microphones Spark Digital ($200)Blue Microphones’ professional-level acoustics are the showbiz choice (see American Idol), and they’ll add a high-quality sheen to your voice, too. Able to connect to any computer through a USB port, the Spark Digital is ideal for recording podcasts or voice-overs, and it adds compelling clarity to videoconferencing sessions, breathing life and emotion into otherwise flat sound. Cool feature: A push-button focus control blocks out background noise.Photo courtesy of SwivlHead-turnerSwivl ($179)As users of Apple’s FaceTime know, it’s hard to hold an iPhone (or other webcam) so that a moving subject stays in the picture. Mount said iPhone or camera on a Swivl, though, and it’ll follow your every word, automatically shifting to keep you centered in the shot. It works by tracking the remote control and mic clipped on your shirt–perfect for on-the-move or multitasking chatters, and for shooting presentations without a cameraman. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global View MastersThe best ways to connectOne-on-one. Skype offers the best clarity, stability and dependability for a two-person video chat. A variety of connection options (from phones to Facebook) means Skype is one service everyone should join.Groups. The “Hangouts” feature on the Google+ social network is arguably the web’s easiest option for group video chats. With screen-sharing and shared-document editing, it’s a pro-level tool available at everyone’s favorite price: free.Mobile. Apple’s FaceTime is still the best bet for conferencing via mobile. That said, less than 50 percent of smartphone users have iPhones, and the service is available only over Wi-Fi. Skype’s mobile app is a workable alternative.last_img read more

Update Police phone lines are back up

Update Police phone lines are back up

first_imgEzakheni and Ladysmith police stations were experiencing technical difficulties with their land-lines and toll-free numbers yesterday (October 23).People calling in to report crimes or lay complaints could not get through, and an alternative number was provided.The problem has now been dealt with and the 10111 emergency number is operational once again.Police have requested that people not use the alternative number anymore, as the land-line is now working. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 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 therelast_img read more

UAE executes woman found guilty of killing American teacher

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday put to death a woman with links to Islamic extremists who was convicted of murdering an American teacher with a butcher knife in an upscale Abu Dhabi mall.The execution, carried out just two weeks after the country’s top court delivered a guilty verdict, marked a swift end to a case that has rattled this Western-allied Gulf country, where violent crime is rare. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall ___Follow Adam Schreck on Twitter at www.twitter.com/adamschreckCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   The Federal Supreme Court convicted Alaa Bader Abdullah al-Hashemi, a 30-year-old Emirati mother of six, of deliberately murdering 47-year-old schoolteacher Ibolya Ryan in a mall restroom stall on the capital’s upscale Reem Island.Authorities say the killer, shrouded in a traditional black garment and veil, later planted a homemade bomb outside the home of another American. It failed to explode.Al-Hashemi also was found guilty of sending money to al-Qaida in Yemen and of publishing information aimed at harming the reputation of the Emirates, a seven-state federation that also includes the commercial hub of Dubai.The verdict was not eligible for appeal.Ahmed al-Dhanhani, attorney general for the state security prosecution, told state news agency WAM that al-Hashemi was executed Monday morning following the approval of the president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Ryan had three children and had been living in Abu Dhabi with her 11 year-old twins. She previously worked at Palmer Elementary School in Denver.Executions are rare in the Emirates, and are typically carried out using firing squads.The most recently reported execution, of a Sri Lankan migrant worker convicted of intentional murder for running over a man, was in January 2014 in the emirate of Sharjah. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Travellers Choice profits spike

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The Australian retail travel group has more than doubled its pre-tax operating results for the year ending June this year, with a profit of up to $1.18 million compared to the corresponding year 2010.Reporting a 62 percent increase for the year, the Group contributed the rise to its focus on supporting strategic suppliers and vowed to return 95 percent of its profits to its shareholders.The company said its stakeholders will receive redistribution in the form of 30 cents per share.Despite welcomed a $340,000 surplus over profits recorded during the fiscal year 2009/10, the company’s managing director Gary Allomes said the industry remains challenging.“This year’s result is therefore very pleasing because it is underpinned by our members’ disciplined approach to selling our expanded range of preferred suppliers,” Mr Allomes said.   “Given their efforts it is only appropriate that Travellers Choice members now receive the maximum possible benefit from the profit result.”  The Group concluded that although doubling its pre-tax profits this year, it is aiming for a ten percent rise over the new financial year.last_img read more

MIAMI – Luxury vehicle drivers get bored with thei

first_imgMIAMI – Luxury vehicle drivers get bored with their car at a faster rate than other drivers. Realizing this trend, LeaseTrader.com has introduced a new VIP Concierge Service to its exclusive vehicle lease transfer program, making it even easier for affluent car enthusiasts to escape their lease so they can get a newer, trendier vehicle.Affluent drivers like to change vehicles every 12-14 months, compared to the rest of the population, which changes every 24-26 months. LeaseTrader.com takes away the feeling of being trapped in a contract with its full-service lease transfer program, which enables drivers to by-pass dealer hassle by finding someone else to take over your lease. Once the vehicle is transferred out of your name, you’re free to shop for a vehicle that is in line with today’s trends.Now in addition to the great benefits of switching your car on your terms and at your leisure, the new LeaseTrader.com VIP Concierge Service will provide extra benefits for sophisticated car enthusiasts with distinguished vehicle needs. These benefits include:1) Priority listing and placement2) Concierge one-on-one representation3) Advanced vehicle marketing4) Expedited vehicle history and inspection5) Platinum level transportation quotes6) VIP transfer division placement7) Loyalty transfer programwww.leasetrader.comlast_img read more

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